In this online, self-learning activity:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is among the most common disorders seen by primary care as well as gastroenterology specialty clinics. Patients with IBS usually present with chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habit, in the absence of any other disease to cause these sorts of symptoms. Factors such as genetics, immune function, microbiome, psychological and environmental factors could predispose patients to develop of IBS.
The following healthcare professionals: gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with IBS-C.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synergy.
Release Date: April 30, 2018 -- Expiration Date: April 30, 2020
Faculty: Christopher V. Almario , MD
Introduction content: cursory refresher and review of IBS-C
Treatment of IBS-C
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Dr. Christopher V. Almario, M.D., Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, is a stock holder in Gilead, Madrigal, Google, Disney, and My Total Health and has received research grant support from Takeda, Novartis, and Shire
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synergy.
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