Journal article

Delivery of care for functional gastrointestinal disorders: A systematic review

Chamara Basnayake, Michael A Kamm, Michael R Salzberg, Amy Wilson-O'Brien, Annalise Stanley, Alexander J Thompson

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A diverse range of treatments are available for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). Individual treatments, including drug therapies, behavioral therapy ("biofeedback"), psychological therapies, and dietary therapies, have been well validated in controlled, randomized trials and real-life case series. However, few studies have evaluated models of delivery of care for the whole population of referred patients with an FGID. This review evaluates models of specialist outpatient care for the management of FGIDs. METHODS: A systematic review was performed of full-text articles published until October 2018 in Pubmed/Medline and Embase. Studies were included i..

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