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Topic: IFFGD, General Interest

  1. Fact Sheet: Health Reporting in the Media: What to Believe?

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    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Most people learn of medical progress through the media. Yet this news is often unhelpful. Exaggerated cures, contradictions, and plainly misleading information can do harm. The problem is not science, but how journalists report it, and how the public interprets it. This essay aims to help readers make sense of health news. Reviewed 2009.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Report on the 7th International Symposium for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

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    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Douglas A. Drossman, MD

    The 7th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders was held in Milwaukee on April 12–15, 2007. The meeting was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), in cooperation with the Functional Brain Gut Group (FBG). 

    This report highlights just some of the information presented at the Symposium. Nevertheless the information herein identifies several of the newer and more important research emerging in the field. Clearly many pieces of the puzzle are emerging, which will benefit patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders. 

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  3. Fact Sheet: Report on the 9th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

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    By: Spencer D. Dorn, MD, MPH

    Summary of general/plenary session topics presented at the 9th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders held in May 2011. The CME accredited meeting was jointly sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Continuing Professional Development and IFFGD.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Research Priorities for Fecal Incontinence: The Patient's Perspective

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    By: Nancy J. Norton, President, IFFGD

    Incontinence is a disorder that affects men and women of all ages, often with devastating personal and societal consequences. It can lead to social isolation, loss of employment, and institutionalization. The economic impact has been estimated at $16 to $26 billion annually in the U.S. Fecal incontinence is estimated to affect 2%-7% of adults while urinary incontinence occurs in a third of adults and is severe enough to interfere with the quality of life and work in 6%. In the IFFGD survey, IBS in the Real World, 25% of respondents with IBS reported loss of bowel control.

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  5. Fact Sheet: 7-Day Diary

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    For reflux disease (GERD) or chronic heartburn, a one week daily diary to help you get the most out of your next doctor visit.

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