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Intestinal bowel syndrome emotional aspects

Elsa Maria Eriksson, Kristina Ingrid Andrén, Göran Karl Kurlberg, Henry Ture Eriksson
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal conditions. It represents a significant healthcare burden and remains a clinical challenge. Over the years IBS has been described from a variety of different perspectives; from a strict illness of the gastrointestinal tract (medical model) to a more complex multi-symptomatic disorder of the brain-gut axis (biopsychosocial/psychosomatic model). In this article we present aspects of the pathophysiology and the non-pharmacological treatment of IBS based on current knowledge...
October 28, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Jane Cadogan
Intestinal failure is a complicated long-term condition that can have profound physical and psychosocial consequences for a patient's life. Hospitalisation can be long, with many distressing and unpleasant medical procedures being endured. Patients often have to deal with large volumes of unmanageable faecal fluid from stomas or fistulae and usually require home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for the remainder of their life. The literature focuses on how patients often have to tolerate long periods of suffering, which can be the basis for significant emotional anguish...
September 24, 2015: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Maaike J Denters, Marthe Schreuder, Annekatrien C T M Depla, Rosalie C Mallant-Hent, Mariette C A van Kouwen, Marije Deutekom, Patrick M Bossuyt, Paul Fockens, Evelien Dekker
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is a frequently performed procedure worldwide with a negative perception, leading to reluctance to undergo the procedure. Perceptions could differ depending on the specific indication for the colonoscopy. AIMS: To compare patient satisfaction with the colonoscopy procedure between five different patient groups: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), familial predisposition for cancer, adenoma/carcinoma surveillance, symptoms suggestive of cancer, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
August 2013: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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