Rome IV: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction. Over the last 25 years, the Rome Foundation has sought to legitimize and update our understanding of the functional GI disorders (FGIDs) by bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the world to collect, classify and critically appraise the science of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction. Through our unique multi-year committee process that involves acquisition of both evidence and consensus based information, we are able to offer the most up to date scientific knowledge, set guidelines for diagnosis and make recommendations on treatment for the full range of FGIDs.
Rome IV is an unprecedented learning program. Through the work of 6 editors, 117 authors from 23 countries on 18 committees, and our administrative staff, Rome IV provides the culmination of a 5-year process with updates in the criteria with 19 chapters that address the organ-based criteria, basic science, physiology, pharmacology & pharmacokinetics, psychosocial aspects, gender, age, society, culture, and the patient’s perspective, design of treatment trials, and development and validation of the Rome IV diagnostic questionnaire, .Together the Rome IV committees have produced the most comprehensive database on FGIDs to help educate gastroenterologists, primary care providers, mental health specialists, and clinical trainees; ultimately this education will help our patients afflicted with these disorders. Volume I covers background information on basic science and physiology, pharmacology, psychosocial features, gender and cross cultural aspects of the FGIDs and new information on the microbiome, food and diet. Volume II includes the traditional chapters on esophageal, gastroduodenal, bowel, biliary, anorectal, CNS and pediatric disorders and provide knowledge on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis (including the diagnostic criteria) and treatments of 33 adult and 17 pediatric FGIDs.
Herein is a list of the members whose knowledge, experience, and hard work led to this final product.