Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Using the Fetal Gastrointestinal Tract to Overcome Neonatal Disease834
As a practicing Pediatric Surgeon, I have been struck by the challenges of dealing with severe neonatal growth retardation and gastrointestinal problems after birth. The gestational period before birth provides an intriguing time for possible maternal-fetal interventions, which could hopefully minimize, or eliminate the developing baby's problems. I would like to share a few of our ideas and progress in the laboratory in studying fetal gastrointestinal development during the last trimester of gestation. This time period correlates to the 6th-9th month of human pregnancy.
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Research into Treatment-Resistant Constipation in Children835
Constipation and fecal soiling in children and teenagers are major impediments to education. Schools will not accept children who cannot toilet themselves. Children whose soiled clothing gives off an odor are ostracized by others. We have developed a 6 point approach to treating children with chronic constipation.Topics: Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Fecal soiling, incontinence, Incontinence, Motility, Research
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Symptoms Arising from Non-Acid Reflux in Children836
Because of the large public health impact of chronic respiratory disease, doctors have been searching for a cause for these high rates of disease. One factor implicated as a cause is gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Despite acid blocking medications, some patients continue to experience severe respiratory symptoms. One explanation is that patients are experiencing relux that is missed by currently available tests and that is not effectively treated by acid suppression medications. This reflux has been termed "non-acid reflux."
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain837
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.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Functional, Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain, Pain Management, Research
Fact Sheet: Report From IFFGD Research Award Winner: Functional Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents844
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.
Fact Sheet: IBS in the Real World SurveyRWS
Sponsored by IFFGD, this quantitative research study was conducted in 2002 among 350 U.S. adults who reported a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A glimpse into the real world of living with the disease, symptoms, treatment, side effects, and the overall impact that IBS has on lives.
Sponsored by IFFGD, in collaboration with the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, the findings in this comprehensive 2007 online survey show that much more needs to be done to develop and deliver satisfactory treatment to IBS sufferers.
In this issue:
Topics: CAM, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, DHM Magazines, Diet, Foods, GER, GERD, Research
- Is it More than Simple Heartburn?
- GERD Awareness Week
- The Value of Advocacy – You’ve Got the Power
- Common Questions and Answers about GERD
- News You Can Use:
- Eating Healthy Can Be a Challenge
- Dietary Tip: FODMAPS
- What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
- Dietary Supplements
- Support Digestive Disorders Research
In this issue:
Topics: DHM Magazines, Digestive System, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, GER, GERD, Research, Working with your healthcare provider
- IFFGD Goes to Capitol Hill - Digestive Disorders Awareness Resolution Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
- Two Advocates Tell Their Stories
- Avoiding Drug Adverse Effects
- News You Can Use:
- Drug Side Effects: Protect Your Digestive Tract
- FDA Announces Labeling Changes for Proton Pump Inhibitors
- Preliminary News on Treatments Reported at 2010 DDW
- Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted in Infants?
- Functional GI Disorders and Gulf War Veterans
- U.S. Healthcare Reform
- Abdominal Adhesions
In this issue:
Topics: Bacteria, gut flora, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, DHM Magazines, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Other Disorders/Symptoms, Research
- April is IBS Awareness Month
- Changes You Should Not Ignore if You Have IBS
- News You can Us:
- Not All "Probiotics" are Alike
- Genetic Factors in IBS?
- A Changing Environment and the Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease
- Lactose Intolerance and Health
- Courageous Stories - Aduts and Kids; Functional and Motility Disorders
- Expressive Writing may be a Promising Treatment for IBS
- Constipation in Children
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