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Topic: Pain Management

  1. Fact Sheet: Functional Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents

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    By: John V. Campo, MD

    Without thinking much about it, most of us expect that doctors will be able to "explain" our aches, pains, and complaints by finding some sort of tissue damage or disease that causes our discomfort. Despite such expectations, many of us have learned that not all physical suffering can be neatly explained by a physical examination or by medical tests and procedures. Doctors call physical disorders that are real but not caused by tissue damage "functional" disorders. Children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and their families struggle with this sometimes frustrating and confusing situation every day. This article reviews characteristics, causes, and treatments.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment

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    By: Caroline Elder Danda, PhD

    I am particularly interested in identifying factors that predispose children and adolescents with functional gastrointestinal disorders to experience disability and identifying psychosocial factors that affect treatment outcome.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain

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    By: Miranda A. L. van Tilburg

    Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) is a frustrating condition for the family. The stomachaches and accompanying symptoms are unpredictable and not easily modifiable. Children may miss school and miss out on other things such as peer and family events. Many parents feel unable to cope and rely on medical professionals for diagnosis and treatment. Recent studies suggest that guided imagery and self-hypnosis are promising optioins for treating FAP.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Helping Children and Adolecents Cope With Abdominal Pain

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    By: Lynn Walker, PhD

    Health professionals use the term 'cope' to describe how we respond to difficult or unwanted situations. Children or adolescents who have bowel disorders need help to cope effectively with symptoms of recurrent abdominal pain and unpredictable bowel symptoms as they go about their daily lives. A knowledgeable physician or therapist can help provide the family and the child with positive skills to help respond effectively. In this article Dr. Walker provides useful tips on: going to school, using the bathrooms, and interacting with teachers and classmates. 

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  5. Fact Sheet: Report From IFFGD Research Award Winner: Functional Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents

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    By: Miguel Saps, MD; Gati Dhroove, MD

    Miguel Saps, M.D. is the recipient of the 2009 IFFGD Research Award for Junior Investigator, Pediatrics. Dr. Saps is an innovative researcher who has done much to increase understanding of the prevalence and impact of functional GI disorders among children, as well as how to help children with functional abdominal pain. He is instrumental in establishing clinical care models for children with complex pain predominant conditions.

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  6. DHM: Digestive Health Matters Vol 20 Issue 4 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    In this issue:

    • Searching for Cures for Children with Functional GI & Motility Disorders
    • What an Awesome Machine: the Digestive System
    • Research News
      • Abdominal Pain-related GI Disorders in Children
      • Opioids Increasingly Prescribed for Chronic Abdominal Pain in Adults
      • Study Looks at Diagnostic Practices for Chronic Nausea and Vomiting
      • Gastroparesis May Occur Less Often Than Thought in People with Diabetes
      • Simple Breathing Exercises May Help GERD
      • Focusing Attention on Rare Diseases
    • You can Help Reduce Heartburn by Burning Calories
    • Books of Interest
    • Treatment News
    • Buying Health Products and Services Online
    • Professional Announcements
      • ANMS Postgraduate Course
      • Joint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting
      • IFFGD Seeking Applications for 2013 Research Awards
      • Save the Date - IFFGD Professional Symposium
    • IFFGD in Action
      • Make the Functional GI & Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act the Law
      • Capitol Hill Briefing: Chronic Disease and Veterans Deployment Overseas
      • Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Budget Provisions and Digestive Health
      • Take Part in IFFGD Digestive Health Advocacy Day 2012

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  7. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 18.04 - Winter 2009 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 18.04 - Winter 2009 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • A Message from IFFGD
    • Probiotics and Functional GI Symptoms
    • GERD and Sleep
    • Complexity of IBS
    • What are Clinical Trials or Studies
    • Take Part in Research
    • IFFGD Industry Council News – New Treatments
    • Clinical Trials Listings
    • Functional Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  8. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 16.03 - Fall 2007 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 16.03 - Fall 2007 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • GERD Awareness Week
    • Dietary Aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • The Medical History: How to Help Your Doctor Help You
    • The Clinical Corner: Physical activity and diverticulosis; Vitamin B12 and IBS; Antibiotics, probiotics and C. diff
    • Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials
    • Digestive Health Research: A Sampling of Recently Published Studies
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain

    Remember, Digestive Health Mattersis FREE to Members.

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