Christopher J Black
University of Leeds
Internal medicineSurgeryRandomized controlled trialIntensive care medicineAdverse effectPlaceboIrritable bowel syndromeCrohn's diseaseMEDLINEDiarrheaUlcerative colitisMoodLinaclotideAbdominal painConstipationAnxietyMedicineRelative riskGastroenterologyMeta-analysis
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of gut-brain interaction which can have a considerable impact on quality of life. Following diagnosis, timely and evidence-based management is vital to the care of patients with IBS, aiming to improve outcomes, and enhance patient satisfaction. Good communication is paramount, and clinicians should provide a clear explanation about the disorder, with a focus on exploring the patient’s own beliefs about IBS, and a discussion of any concerns they...
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#1Christopher J Black (University of Leeds)H-Index: 13
#2Alexander C. Ford (University of Leeds)H-Index: 86
We read the article by Munsch et al concerning missed opportunities for diagnosing microscopic colitis (MC) with interest.1 As the authors of the article mention, there is considerable overlap and diagnostic confusion between MC and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This is an area of interest to us, and one our group has published on previously.2 We agree entirely with the majority of points made in the article. However, we would like to take issue with the authors’ suggestion that faecal inconti...
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#1Christopher J Black (University of Leeds)H-Index: 13
#2Yan Yiannakou (County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 13
Last. Alexander C. Ford (University of Leeds)H-Index: 86
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BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptom-specific anxiety and somatization have both been associated with higher symptom severity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); however, this relationship has not been explored fully. Moreover, the performance of the visceral sensitivity index (VSI) for measuring gastrointestinal symptom-specific anxiety has not been examined in a UK population. We conducted a cross-sectional survey to examine these issues. METHODS: Gastrointestinal symptom-specific...
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#1Christopher J Black (University of Leeds)H-Index: 13
#2Nicholas E Burr (University of Leeds)H-Index: 14
Last. Alexander C. Ford (University of Leeds)H-Index: 86
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: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional bowel disorder affecting 1 in 10 people and associated with poor psychological health, reduced quality of life, and increased health care expenditure.1 The etiology is complex and incompletely understood.2 Approximately one-third of patients have IBS with constipation (IBS-C),1 for which there are licensed therapies available in the United States. We summarized comparative efficacy of these in a recent network meta-analysis of randomized c...
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#1Christopher J Black (University of Leeds)H-Index: 13
#2Alexander C. Ford (University of Leeds)H-Index: 86
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders of gut–brain interaction worldwide, defined according to patterns of gastrointestinal symptoms as described by the Rome diagnostic criteria. However, these criteria, developed with reference to research conducted largely in Western populations, might be limited in their applicability to other countries and cultures. Epidemiological data show a wide variation in the prevalence of IBS globally and more rigorous studies are needed t...
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#1Christopher J Black (University of Leeds)H-Index: 13
#2Paul Moayyedi (McMaster University)H-Index: 115
Last. Alexander C. Ford (University of Leeds)H-Index: 86
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#1Christopher J BlackH-Index: 13
#2Elyse R. ThakurH-Index: 1
Last. Alexander C. FordH-Index: 86
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Objectives National guidelines for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) recommend that psychological therapies should be considered, but their relative efficacy is unknown, because there have been few head-to-head trials. We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis to try to resolve this uncertainty. Design We searched the medical literature through January 2020 for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) assessing efficacy of psychological therapies for adults with IBS, c...
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#1Christopher J Black (University of Leeds)H-Index: 13
#2Alexander C. Ford (University of Leeds)H-Index: 86
Summary Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional bowel disorder worldwide (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012;10:712-721). The diagnosis is based on a patient reporting a specific combination of symptoms, as defined by the Rome criteria: abdominal pain, which is related to defecation, associated with a change in stool frequency or form (Gastroenterology 2016;150:1393-1407). IBS is further sub-grouped dependent on predominant stool form, be that diarrhea (IBS-D), constipat...
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#1Christopher J Black (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 13
#2Alexander C. Ford (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 86
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#1Christopher J Black (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 13
#2Alexander C. Ford (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 86
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder which accounts for a substantial proportion of a gastroenterologist’s time in the outpatient clinic. However, there is variability in approaches to diagnosis and investigation between physicians, dependent on expertise. Many patients express disappointment over the lack of a patient-centred approach. Consequently, there have been calls for the care of patients with IBS to be standardised, a process which aims to prom...
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