Germs, gas and the gut; the evolving role of the enteric flora in IBS Editorial Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Flatulence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

abstract

  • Gas-related symptoms are common in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), though their pathophysiology remains poorly understood, various studies invoking increased gas production, impaired gas transit, and increased sensitivity to gas. Recent evidence suggests a potential role for bacterial overgrowth in some patients with IBS; the study discussed herein provides further support for this concept by describing an amelioration of bloating and flatulence following a short course of the poorly absorbed antibiotic, rifaximin.

publication date

  • February 2006

Research

keywords

  • Editorial

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2006.00445.x

PubMed ID

  • 16454839

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 334

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 101

number

  • 2