Understanding the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.Nurs Times. 2005 Mar 8-14; 101(10):36-8.NT
This article discusses the symptoms, treatments and nursing management of patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. It has been recognised as the most common outpatient disorder in the U.K. Various terms have been used to describe the syndrome, including irritated colon, irritable colon syndrome, mucous colitis or spastic colon.