Fermin Mearin

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Impact of chronic constipation on quality of life: Much more important than it seems]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, España Electronic address
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 36:467-72. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria in IBS: useful or not?
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 24:791-801. 2012
  3. doi request reprint [Functional and motility gastrointestinal disorders]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 35:3-11. 2012
  4. doi request reprint [Functional and motility gastrointestinal disorders]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 34:3-14. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Defining functional dyspepsia
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Department of Digestive Diseases, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Enferm Dig 103:640-7. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint [Drug treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: an unmet need]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 30:130-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint [Irritable bowel syndrome: new Rome III criteria]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Vilana 12, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:335-43. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Postinfectious functional gastrointestinal disorders
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Gastroenterol 45:S102-5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint [Post-infectious functional gastrointestinal disorders: from the acute episode to chronicity]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 34:415-21. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Pathogenic mechanisms of postinfectious functional gastrointestinal disorders: results 3 years after gastroenteritis
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Gastroenterol 44:1173-85. 2009

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint [Impact of chronic constipation on quality of life: Much more important than it seems]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, España Electronic address
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 36:467-72. 2013
    ..Appropriate treatment can improve HRQL in affected individuals. Recently, prucalopride, a highly selective 5-HT4 receptor agonist has been shown to improve the symptoms of CIC and to have a beneficial effect on HRQL. ..
  2. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria in IBS: useful or not?
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 24:791-801. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint [Functional and motility gastrointestinal disorders]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 35:3-11. 2012
    ..Finally, data on the clinical management of patients with constipation due to pelvic floor dyssynergia and on the safety and efficacy of prucalopride in patients with severe constipation were also of interest...
  4. doi request reprint [Functional and motility gastrointestinal disorders]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 34:3-14. 2011
    ..The present article also mentions certain features of special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of rumination syndrome, thoracic pain of possible esophageal origin and cannabinoid-induced hyperemesis syndrome...
  5. ncbi request reprint Defining functional dyspepsia
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Department of Digestive Diseases, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Enferm Dig 103:640-7. 2011
    ..Furthermore, psychological factors may be involved in the origin of functional dyspepsia. On the other hand, it has proven very difficult to establish a clear correlation between symptoms and pathophysiological mechanisms...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Drug treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: an unmet need]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 30:130-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint [Irritable bowel syndrome: new Rome III criteria]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Vilana 12, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:335-43. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Postinfectious functional gastrointestinal disorders
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Gastroenterol 45:S102-5. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint [Post-infectious functional gastrointestinal disorders: from the acute episode to chronicity]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 34:415-21. 2011
    ..The role of AGE in the development of FGID is important not only because this entity provides an excellent natural model for pathogenic study but also because it provides an opportunity for preventive action...
  10. doi request reprint Pathogenic mechanisms of postinfectious functional gastrointestinal disorders: results 3 years after gastroenteritis
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Gastroenterol 44:1173-85. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible mechanisms (inflammation, visceral hypersensitivity, psychological and immunogenetic factors) related to the development of postinfectious (PI) FGID 3 years after a Salmonella outbreak...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of irritable bowel syndrome improvement: 1-year prospective evaluation in 400 patients
    F Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:815-26. 2006
    ..The natural history of the irritable bowel syndrome is poorly understood...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome and other functional bowel disorders
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Digestion 73:28-37. 2006
    ..However, it is not likely that one single treatment will help every functional bowel disorder patient and many of them will need a more complex approach with a multidisciplinary therapy (diet, psychotherapy, medications)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Potent acid inhibition: summary of the evidence and clinical application
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Gastroenterology Service, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Drugs 65:113-26. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint [Functional and motor gastrointestinal disorders]
    Fermin Mearin
    Servicio de Aparato Digestive, Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 31:3-17. 2008
    ..Consequently, 2008 has been a good year in terms of the useful information gathered for physicians interested in functional GI and motor disorders...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome after a Salmonella gastroenteritis outbreak: one-year follow-up cohort study
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterology 129:98-104. 2005
    ..We prospectively evaluated development of dyspepsia and IBS during a 1-year follow-up in a cohort of adult patients affected by a Salmonella enteritidis AGE outbreak...
  16. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome subtypes according to bowel habit: revisiting the alternating subtype
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, C Vilana 12, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:165-72. 2003
    ..Disturbed bowel habit, diarrhoea or constipation is a key manifestation of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In some patients, diarrhoea and constipation alternate, giving rise to the so-called alternating subtype...
  17. ncbi request reprint Splitting irritable bowel syndrome: from original Rome to Rome II criteria
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:122-30. 2004
    ..The aim of this article is to evaluate how patients diagnosed as having IBS according to original Rome criteria have been split, and to which clinical diagnosis they belong today...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders in women who report domestic violence to the police
    Monica Perona
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:436-41. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of upper digestive symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Agustin Balboa
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:1271-7. 2006
    ..Dyspepsia and heartburn are often associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); however, the incidence of these symptoms and their effect on IBS patients have not been evaluated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical patterns over time in irritable bowel syndrome: symptom instability and severity variability
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:113-21. 2004
    ..use of resources, HRQoL, and psychological well being...
  21. pmc Clinical usefulness of adherence to gastro-esophageal reflux disease guideline by Spanish gastroenterologists
    Fermin Mearin
    Service of Gastroenterology, Centro Medico Teknon, V Vilana 12, Barcelona, Spain
    World J Gastroenterol 18:4885-91. 2012
    ..To investigate usefulness of adherence to gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) guideline established by the Spanish Association of Gastroenterology...
  22. doi request reprint Frequency and clinical implications of supraesophageal and dyspeptic symptoms in gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Fermin Mearin
    Service of Gastroenterology, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:665-74. 2012
    ..We studied the frequency of supraesophageal and dyspeptic symptoms and their impact on the quality of life (QoL) and treatment response in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Achalasia treatment in the elderly: is botulinum toxin injection the best option?
    Natalia Zarate
    Digestive System Research Unit, Hospital General Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:285-90. 2002
    ..Botulinum toxin injection has been proposed as the best option in this group of patients as it is a safe procedure. However, concern persists regarding its short-term effect...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Quality of life specific questionnaire for constipated patients: development and validation of CVE-20]
    Monica Perona
    Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 131:371-7. 2008
    ..Although constipation affects quality of life, questionnaires hardly exist for its evaluation. We aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire able to measure the quality of life in patients with constipation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Bowel habit subtypes and temporal patterns in irritable bowel syndrome: systematic review
    Magda Guilera
    Health Outcomes Research Europe, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1174-84. 2005
    ..Its clinical course is poorly known...
  26. doi request reprint [Intestinal alterations in patients with a medullary lesion]
    Margarita Vallès
    Unidad de Rehabilitación Funcional Digestiva, Institut Guttmann, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 35:330-6. 2012
    ..Treatment is based on establishing a program of evacuation. However, despite correct application, the results can be unsatisfactory and consequently other therapeutic alternatives should be developed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association between achalasia and nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1979-84. 2006
    ..NOS exists in three distinct isoforms: neuronal NOS (nNOS), endothelial NOS (eNOS), and inducible isoform (iNOS). Some studies have shown that NO production is regulated by NOS polymorphisms...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Bowel dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury: relation with neurological patterns]
    Margarita Vallès
    Institut Guttmann, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 129:171-3. 2007
    ..The study consisted of a clinical evaluation of bowel dysfunction and the relation with neurological patterns in spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  29. doi request reprint Effect of sacral anterior root stimulator on bowel dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury
    Margarita Vallès
    Functional Digestive Rehabilitation Unit, Institut Guttmann affiliated with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:986-92. 2009
    ..The purposes of this study were to analyze the clinical response of bowel function to the sacral anterior root stimulator and to evaluate physiologic factors that could determine its efficacy...
  30. doi request reprint [Treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia with neuromuscular electrostimulaiton]
    Rosa Terré
    Unidad de Rehabilitación Funcional Digestiva, Institut Guttmann, Hospital de Neurorrehabilitación, Instituto Universitario adscrito a la UAB, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 140:157-60. 2013
    ..Neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) is a new and potentially useful therapy. We assessed the therapeutic effectiveness and safety of NMES in the treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with stroke...
  31. doi request reprint [Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease: Is there a connection?]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 32:364-72. 2009
    ..In view of all of the above, the similarities between IBS and IBD are probably more than mere coincidence and may reflect distinct manifestations of a broad spectrum of inflammation in the colon...
  32. ncbi request reprint Burden of illness in irritable bowel syndrome comparing Rome I and Rome II criteria
    Xavier Badia
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:749-58. 2002
    ..To evaluate the burden of illness in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), in terms of resource utilisation (direct and indirect) and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), in individuals with IBS who meet Rome I and Rome II criteria...
  33. ncbi request reprint Levosulpiride and cisapride in the treatment of dysmotility-like functional dyspepsia: a randomized, double-masked trial
    Fermin Mearin
    Institute of Functional and Motor Digestive Disorders, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:301-8. 2004
    ..The aim of the study is to compare the clinical efficacy of levosulpiride and cisapride in patients with dysmotility-like functional dyspepsia...
  34. ncbi request reprint A novel thymidine phosphorylase mutation in a Spanish MNGIE patient
    Josep Gamez
    Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    J Neurol Sci 228:35-9. 2005
    ..The mutation is predicted to produce a 6 amino acid insertion in the alpha-beta-domain of the protein. This 18-bp insertion in the thymidine phosphorylase gene is the first duplication mutation identified in MNGIE...
  35. ncbi request reprint [What are dyspepsia, organic dyspepsia and functional dyspepsia?]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Espana
    Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam 37:178-82. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Bowel dysfunction in patients with motor complete spinal cord injury: clinical, neurological, and pathophysiological associations
    Margarita Vallès
    Unit of Functional Digestive Rehabilitation, Institut Guttmann, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:2290-9. 2006
    ..Previous works provided only partial information on colonic transit time (CTT) or anal dysfunction but did not identified a comprehensive neurogenic bowel pattern...
  37. doi request reprint Randomised clinical trial: otilonium bromide improves frequency of abdominal pain, severity of distention and time to relapse in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    P Clave
    Department of Surgery, Hospital de Mataro, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 34:432-42. 2011
    ..Otilonium bromide (OB) is a spasmolytic agent that blocks L-Type Calcium channels in human colonic smooth muscle...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Functional gastrointestinal disorders. Can irritable bowel syndrome be diagnosed on the basis of clinical criteria alone or are complementary investigations required?]
    Fermin Mearin
    Instituto de Trastornos Funcionales y Motores Digestivos, Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 31:392-3. 2008