Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc; Ashish Malhotra, MD
CME Objective: To review current evidence for diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement of irritable bowel syndrome.
Funding Source: American College of Physicians.
Disclosures: Drs. Sultan and Malhotra, ACP Contributing Authors, report no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M17-0573.
Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor for Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
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This issue provides a clinical overview of irritable bowel syndrome, focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and practice improvement. The content of In the Clinic is drawn from the clinical information and education resources of the American College of Physicians (ACP), including MKSAP (Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program). Annals of Internal Medicine editors develop In the Clinic in collaboration with the ACP's Medical Education and Publishing divisions and with the assistance of additional science writers and physician writers.
Shahnaz Sultan, Ashish Malhotra. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:ITC81–ITC96. doi: 10.7326/AITC201706060
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(11):ITC81-ITC96.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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