Multidisciplinary care for severe IBS shows improvement over GI care alone

An abstract presented this year at DDW supports the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach for those with severe functional GI disorders. To test the efficacy of a multidisciplinary care approach, researchers recruited 35 patients with a severe manifestation of a functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) — defined as having symptoms for more than 3 years that

Opioid Overuse in Functional Abdominal Pain

A nationwide study of Veterans Health Administration patients found a high percentage with functional abdominal pain received a prescription for an opioid medication during a 1-year period. The risks of opioid overuse has reached epidemic proportions and has received national attention. Compared with patients who had a structural GI disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease