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Diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome: a changing clinical paradigm.
South Med J 2011; 104(3):195-9SM

Abstract

Rather than being a diagnosis of exclusion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a diagnosis that can be identified by symptom-based criteria. The collection of these criteria by a meticulous history can be enhanced by using various tools. Once a positive diagnosis is made, using clinical criteria for diagnosis, one should look for alarm or warning symptoms or signs, and should characterize the type of bowel habit. Determining whether the condition is a diarrhea-predominant or a constipation-predominant IBS will direct further diagnostic evaluation and management.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Gastroenterology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL 36693, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21297534

Citation

Henderson, Phillip K., and Jack A. DiPalma. "Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a Changing Clinical Paradigm." Southern Medical Journal, vol. 104, no. 3, 2011, pp. 195-9.
Henderson PK, DiPalma JA. Diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome: a changing clinical paradigm. South Med J. 2011;104(3):195-9.
Henderson, P. K., & DiPalma, J. A. (2011). Diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome: a changing clinical paradigm. Southern Medical Journal, 104(3), pp. 195-9. doi:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31820bfb6c.
Henderson PK, DiPalma JA. Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a Changing Clinical Paradigm. South Med J. 2011;104(3):195-9. PubMed PMID: 21297534.
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