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This teaching unit represents an up-date of an extremely popular set of images first released in 1997 (Part I) accompanied by a completely new set of images (Part II) that provide updated information on the classification, pathophysiology (motility, sensation, brain-gut interaction), diagnosis and management of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The outstanding illustrations explain important concepts in our understanding of how gastrointestinal dysfunction results in the clinical findings and symptoms associated with IBS and serve to add a scientific basis to the treatment of this important and very common condition. Images, including graphic representations of data from key studies, are accompanied by explanatory legends that contain recent literature citations, thereby providing a unique teaching and self-educational resource. The senior author for Parts I and II, Douglas Drossman MD, is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.
New - Updates Available
The authors of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome unit reviewed publications in the field since the release of the original unit in May 2003. Following this review, to keep the unit up-to-date, they prepared eight totally new images that review major advances in the understanding and treatment of IBS. In addition, several introductory slides to the unit were prepared that can be used for presentation purposes. These slides are only available via the download and are not included on the IBS CD-ROM.
Douglas A. Drossman MD, Senior Author For Parts I and II
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Co-Director, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders
Division of Digestive Diseases
University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill
Part I (originally produced in 1997)
Mark A. Peppercorn MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Joseph G. Sweeting MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Part II (2003)
Michael Camilleri MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Jackie D. Wood MD, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Jerry Schoendorf, MAMS
Duke University Medical Center
Contributing Author For Case Studies:
Suzanne Rose, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
The authors gratefully acknowledge contributions of advice from the following persons who reviewed this unit update. Part I: Emeran Mayer, MD; Kevin Olden, MD; Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD; David Thompson, MD; W. Grant Thompson, MD; and William E. Whitehead, PhD. Part II: Lin Chang, MD; William D. Chey, MD; Emeran A. Mayer, MD; Howard Mertz, MD; and William E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
Funded in part by an educational grant from Solvay Pharmaceuticals, which had no involvement in the development of the images or content.
May 15, 2003