[Functional abdominal pain]

Sendensky, Alexander; Tutuian, Radu (2011). [Functional abdominal pain]. Therapeutische Umschau, 68(8), pp. 463-7. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000195

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Functional abdominal pain is an inhomogeneous group of disorders concerning aetiology and clinical presentation. Support for classification is provided by the ROME-Foundation with its criteria catalogue, ROME-III being the most recent one. However, basic approach consists of exclusion of somatic or psychiatric as well as psychosomatic disorders that are sharply defined and readily diagnosable. This article outlines a pragmatic gastroenterological approach by exemplary means of dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. Dyspepsia includes a broad complex of mainly epigastric located symptoms, whereas irritable bowel syndrome is symptomatic with altered bowel habits and mid-abdominal pain in the majority. Gastreoenterologic therapy modalities are mainly based on empirical and symptomatic grounds, more than on precisely explaining pathophysioligic understanding.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Gastroenterology

UniBE Contributor:

Tutuian, Radu

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:22

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000195

PubMed ID:

21796599

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7758 (FactScience: 213084)

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