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[Multimodal therapy of functional gastrointestinal disorders.]

Praxis (Bern 1994). 2010 Apr 14;99(8):487-93

Authors: Egloff N, Beer C, Gschossmann JM, Sendensky A, Känel R

A multimodal approach is state-of-the art for effective treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGD) like irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia. Based on the now established view that the pathogenesis of FGD is multicausal, evidence-based therapeutic options comprise education about the nature of the disorder, dietary modifications, relaxation techniques, behavioral changes, and pharmacological treatments. These therapies are variously combined depending on the severity of the FGD and the individual needs of the patient. Our overview portrays the options for the therapy of FGD and proposes that these are best provided by an interdisciplinary team of primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, and psychosomatic medicine specialists.

PMID: 20391354 [PubMed - in process]

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