William E Whitehead

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the comorbidity of irritable bowel syndrome with other disorders: what are the causes and implications?
    William E Whitehead
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Gastroenterology 122:1140-56. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Cognitive factors affect treatment response to medical and psychological treatments in functional bowel disorders
    Stephan R Weinland
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1397-406. 2010
  3. pmc Fecal incontinence in primary care: prevalence, diagnosis, and health care utilization
    Gena C Dunivan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:493.e1-6. 2010
  4. pmc Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms after abuse in a prospective study of children at risk for abuse and neglect
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:134-40. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Audio-recorded guided imagery treatment reduces functional abdominal pain in children: a pilot study
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e890-7. 2009
  6. pmc Which psychological factors exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome? Development of a comprehensive model
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    University of North Carolina, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, United States
    J Psychosom Res 74:486-92. 2013
  7. pmc Development and validation of new disease-specific measures of somatization and comorbidity in IBS
    Elizabeth W Maclean
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    J Psychosom Res 73:351-5. 2012
  8. pmc IBS patients show frequent fluctuations between loose/watery and hard/lumpy stools: implications for treatment
    Olafur S Palsson
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:286-95. 2012
  9. pmc Randomized controlled trial shows biofeedback to be superior to pelvic floor exercises for fecal incontinence
    Steve Heymen
    Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1730-7. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Recurrent abdominal pain: what determines medical consulting behavior?
    Neeta Kiran Venepalli
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 51:192-201. 2006

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the comorbidity of irritable bowel syndrome with other disorders: what are the causes and implications?
    William E Whitehead
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Gastroenterology 122:1140-56. 2002
    ..The aims of this study were to (1) assess comorbidity in 3 areas: gastrointestinal disorders, psychiatric disorders, and nongastrointestinal somatic disorders; and (2) evaluate explanatory hypotheses...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cognitive factors affect treatment response to medical and psychological treatments in functional bowel disorders
    Stephan R Weinland
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1397-406. 2010
    ..Factors that determine clinical response aside from treatment itself are unknown. The aim of this study was to determine what baseline and post-treatment factors affect treatment response...
  3. pmc Fecal incontinence in primary care: prevalence, diagnosis, and health care utilization
    Gena C Dunivan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:493.e1-6. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms after abuse in a prospective study of children at risk for abuse and neglect
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:134-40. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of childhood maltreatment and early development of gastrointestinal symptoms and whether this relation was mediated by psychological distress...
  5. doi request reprint Audio-recorded guided imagery treatment reduces functional abdominal pain in children: a pilot study
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e890-7. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Which psychological factors exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome? Development of a comprehensive model
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    University of North Carolina, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, United States
    J Psychosom Res 74:486-92. 2013
    ..The aims of the current study are to identify the most important psychological factors predicting IBS symptom severity and to investigate how these psychological variables are related to each other...
  7. pmc Development and validation of new disease-specific measures of somatization and comorbidity in IBS
    Elizabeth W Maclean
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    J Psychosom Res 73:351-5. 2012
    ..To create and validate empirically derived questionnaires that measure non-gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders that co-exist with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  8. pmc IBS patients show frequent fluctuations between loose/watery and hard/lumpy stools: implications for treatment
    Olafur S Palsson
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:286-95. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine how variable stool consistency is in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to assess the relationship between stool consistency and gastrointestinal symptoms...
  9. pmc Randomized controlled trial shows biofeedback to be superior to pelvic floor exercises for fecal incontinence
    Steve Heymen
    Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1730-7. 2009
    ..This study aimed to compare manometric biofeedback with pelvic floor exercises for the treatment of fecal incontinence in a randomized controlled trial controlling for nonspecific treatment effects...
  10. ncbi request reprint Recurrent abdominal pain: what determines medical consulting behavior?
    Neeta Kiran Venepalli
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 51:192-201. 2006
    ..Severity of symptoms and psychological distress did not predict consulting behavior. Only maternal fears about abdominal symptoms differentiated consulters from nonconsulters...
  11. pmc Chronic pain in adolescents is associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    University of North Carolina, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    J Pain 12:1032-9. 2011
    ..Youth with comorbid depression and chronic pain are at increased risk of thinking about and attempting suicide. Clinicians should be alert to suicide ideation/attempt and comorbid depression in this at-risk population...
  12. pmc Not all side effects associated with tricyclic antidepressant therapy are true side effects
    Syed Thiwan
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:446-51. 2009
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  13. pmc Parental worries and beliefs about abdominal pain
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Division of Digestive Diseases, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 48:311-7. 2009
    ..Discussing these issues in clinical practice is difficult because parents feel misunderstood and blamed for their child's pain. Focusing on parental worries and beliefs that motivate solicitous responses may be better accepted...
  14. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use and cost in functional bowel disorders: a six month prospective study in a large HMO
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:46. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to determine prevalence, types and costs of CAM in IBS, functional diarrhea, functional constipation, and functional abdominal pain...
  15. doi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome subtypes defined by Rome II and Rome III criteria are similar
    Spencer D Dorn
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 43:214-20. 2009
    ..The implications of the Rome III recommendations to change the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) subtype criteria for stool pattern are unknown...
  16. pmc Increased colonic pain sensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome is the result of an increased tendency to report pain rather than increased neurosensory sensitivity
    Spencer D Dorn
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Campus Box 7080, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    Gut 56:1202-9. 2007
    ..The aim was to determine whether lower visceral pain thresholds in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) primarily reflect physiological or psychological factors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reports of "satisfactory relief" by IBS patients receiving usual medical care are confounded by baseline symptom severity and do not accurately reflect symptom improvement
    William E Whitehead
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1057-65. 2006
    ..Treatment trials for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) usually define a responder as a patient who reports satisfactory relief or adequate relief of symptoms at the end of the trial. However, these measures have not been adequately validated...
  18. pmc Obstetric sphincter injury interacts with diarrhea and urgency to increase the risk of fecal incontinence in women with irritable bowel syndrome
    Barbara L Robinson
    Division of Urogynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 19:40-5. 2013
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  19. pmc Likelihood of nursing home referral for fecally incontinent elderly patients is influenced by physician views on nursing home care and outpatient management of fecal incontinence
    Kirsten A Nyrop
    Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:350-4. 2012
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  20. pmc Validation of symptom-based diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel syndrome: a critical review
    William E Whitehead
    Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:814-20; quiz 813, 821. 2010
    ..There are no consistent differences in sensitivity or specificity between Manning, Rome I, and Rome II. Both study types support the validity of symptom-based IBS criteria. Tests of Rome III are needed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Biofeedback treatment of constipation: a critical review
    Steve Heymen
    Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, Department of Medicine, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 46:1208-17. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Characterization of health related quality of life (HRQOL) for patients with functional bowel disorder (FBD) and its response to treatment
    Douglas Drossman
    The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:1442-53. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Parents' worries about recurrent abdominal pain in children
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Center for Motility and Functional GI Disorders, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Gastroenterol Nurs 29:50-5; quiz 56-7. 2006
    ..This study adds to our understanding of parents' view on recurrent abdominal pain and gives us tools to address cognitions that can perpetuate symptoms in children...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis home treatment for irritable bowel syndrome: a pilot study
    Olafur S Palsson
    Division of Digestive Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 54:85-99. 2006
    ..Although response rate was lower than previously observed in therapist-delivered treatment, hypnosis home treatment may double the proportion of IBS patients improving significantly across 6 months...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis for irritable bowel syndrome: the empirical evidence of therapeutic effects
    William E Whitehead
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 54:7-20. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Biofeedback treatment for functional anorectal disorders: a comprehensive efficacy review
    Olafur S Palsson
    Department of Medicine, Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 29:153-74. 2004
    ..001 for both). Biofeedback treatment may therefore be viewed as a valuable adjunct to medical management of functional PFD/constipation and incontinence. A number of recommendations for future investigations are made based on the review...
  27. ncbi request reprint Patients and nonconsulters with irritable bowel syndrome reporting a parental history of bowel problems have more impaired psychological distress
    Motoyori Kanazawa
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:1046-53. 2004
    ..Moreover, patients with such a family history show more psychological distress than other patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Priorities for treatment research from different professional perspectives
    William E Whitehead
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7080, USA
    Gastroenterology 126:S180-5. 2004
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  29. ncbi request reprint Control groups appropriate for behavioral interventions
    William E Whitehead
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7080, USA
    Gastroenterology 126:S159-63. 2004
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  30. ncbi request reprint Randomized, controlled trial shows biofeedback to be superior to alternative treatments for patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia-type constipation
    Steve Heymen
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:428-41. 2007
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Impact of eating restriction on gastrointestinal motility in adolescents with IBS
    Miranda A L Van Tilburg
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Digestive Health Institute, Children s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 58:491-4. 2014
    ..Little is known about the consequences of these practices. The aim of this study was to explore whether repeated eating restriction (defined as not eating ≥ 4 hours while hungry) is associated with motility disturbances...
  32. pmc Risk factors for urinary, fecal, or dual incontinence in the Nurses' Health Study
    Catherine A Matthews
    Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 122:539-45. 2013
    ..To estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and dual incontinence in a large cohort of older women and compare risk factors across the three conditions...
  33. pmc Psychological treatments in functional gastrointestinal disorders: a primer for the gastroenterologist
    Olafur S Palsson
    Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:208-16; quiz e22-3. 2013
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  34. pmc Mindfulness for irritable bowel syndrome: protocol development for a controlled clinical trial
    SUSAN A GAYLORD
    Program on Integrative Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:24. 2009
    ..This paper describes an on-going feasibility study to assess the efficacy of mindfulness training, a behavioral treatment involving directing and sustaining attention to present-moment experience, for the treatment of IBS...
  35. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Modified Manchester Health Questionnaire in assessing patients with fecal incontinence
    Soo Kwon
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:323-31; discussion 331-4. 2005
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  36. ncbi request reprint Regional brain activation in response to rectal distension in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and the effect of a history of abuse
    Yehuda Ringel
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Department of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 48:1774-81. 2003
    ..The observations on the effect of abuse suggest a possible modulating role of abuse history on this brain response...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clinical response to tricyclic antidepressants in functional bowel disorders is not related to dosage
    Albena Halpert
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:664-71. 2005
    ..However, in FBD, it is not known whether plasma levels at the lower dosage are similarly related to a clinical response...
  38. doi request reprint Central processing of noxious somatic stimuli in patients with irritable bowel syndrome compared with healthy controls
    Steve Heymen
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UNC Center for Functional Gastroenterology and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:104-9. 2010
    ..To compare a central analgesic mechanism known as diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNIC) using somatic test stimuli and somatic conditioning stimuli, (CS) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and healthy controls...
  39. pmc Fecal incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors
    William E Whitehead
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Gastroenterology 137:512-7, 517.e1-2. 2009
    ..The study aims were to estimate the prevalence of different types and frequencies of fecal incontinence (FI), describe demographic factors, and identify risk factors...
  40. doi request reprint The role of biofeedback in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders
    Giuseppe Chiarioni
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:371-82. 2008
    ..For both incontinence and dyssynergic defecation, the benefits of biofeedback last at least 12 months...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of abuse history on pain reports and brain responses to aversive visceral stimulation: an FMRI study
    Yehuda Ringel
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Gastroenterology 134:396-404. 2008
    ..These effects may be mediated by enhanced responses to aversive visceral stimuli. We investigated the effects of IBS and abuse history on pain reporting and brain activation in response to rectal distentions...
  42. ncbi request reprint Aerophagia and rumination: recognition and therapy
    Denesh K Chitkara
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 5144 Bioinformatics Building, CB 7220, 130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7555, USA
    Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 9:305-13. 2006
    ..Studies examining optimal treatments are lacking. However, therapeutic approaches utilizing biofeedback may be helpful in alleviating symptoms for patients with these conditions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity in irritable bowel syndrome
    William E Whitehead
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7555, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2767-76. 2007
    ..Comorbid nongastrointestinal symptoms account for two-thirds of excess health-care costs in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  44. pmc Early life risk factors that contribute to irritable bowel syndrome in adults: a systematic review
    Denesh K Chitkara
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7555, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:765-74; quiz 775. 2008
    ..The natural history of symptoms and risk factors that contribute to IBS may begin in childhood. The aim of this systematic review was to determine what early life factors contribute to the development of IBS in adolescents and adults...
  45. ncbi request reprint AGA technical review on irritable bowel syndrome
    Douglas A Drossman
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Division of Digestive Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Gastroenterology 123:2108-31. 2002
  46. ncbi request reprint Elevated vasoactive intestinal peptide concentrations in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Olafur S Palsson
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:1236-43. 2004
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  47. ncbi request reprint Bowel symptoms in women planning surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
    Catherine S Bradley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1814-9. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to measure associations between bowel symptoms and prolapse...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus education and desipramine versus placebo for moderate to severe functional bowel disorders
    Douglas A Drossman
    UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, Division of Digestive Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7080, USA
    Gastroenterology 125:19-31. 2003
    ..We also evaluated the amenability of clinically meaningful subgroups to these treatments...
  49. ncbi request reprint Increased somatic complaints and health-care utilization in children: effects of parent IBS status and parent response to gastrointestinal symptoms
    Rona L Levy
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:2442-51. 2004
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  50. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis treatment for severe irritable bowel syndrome: investigation of mechanism and effects on symptoms
    Olafur S Palsson
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7080 USA
    Dig Dis Sci 47:2605-14. 2002
    ..In conclusion, hypnosis improves IBS symptoms through reductions in psychological distress and somatization. Improvements were unrelated to changes in the physiological parameters measured...
  51. pmc Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women
    Ingrid Nygaard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 N 1900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2209, USA
    JAMA 300:1311-6. 2008
    ..No national prevalence estimates derived from the same population-based sample exists for multiple pelvic floor disorders in women in the United States...
  52. pmc Enhancing participation of older women in surgical trials
    Patricia S Goode
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:303-11. 2008
    ..Older participants are often excluded from clinical trials, precluding a representative sample...
  53. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Japanese version of the Rome II modular questionnaire and irritable bowel syndrome severity index
    Masae Shinozaki
    Department of Behavioral Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo, Aoba, Sendai, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 41:491-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to develop, validate, and confirm the reliability of the Japanese version of the Rome II modular questionnaire for IBS (RIIMQ-J) and the IBS severity index (IBSSI-J)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Biofeedback benefits only patients with outlet dysfunction, not patients with isolated slow transit constipation
    Giuseppe Chiarioni
    Divisione di Riabilitazione Gastroenterologica, Universita di Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verone, Centro Ospedaliero Clinicizzato, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy
    Gastroenterology 129:86-97. 2005
    ..We aimed to test the hypothesis that biofeedback benefits only patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia, describe the physiologic mechanism of treatment, and identify predictors of success...
  55. pmc Contributions of pain sensitivity and colonic motility to IBS symptom severity and predominant bowel habits
    Motoyori Kanazawa
    Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2550-61. 2008
    ..Aims were to determine whether predominant bowel habits and IBS symptom severity are related to pain sensitivity, colon motility, or smooth muscle tone...
  56. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing and managing fecal incontinence: if you don't ask, they won't tell
    William E Whitehead
    Gastroenterology 129:6. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint The growing case for hypnosis as adjunctive therapy for functional gastrointestinal disorders
    Olafur S Palsson
    Gastroenterology 123:2132-5. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Design of treatment trials for functional gastrointestinal disorders
    E Jan Irvine
    Division of Gastroenterology, St Michael s Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastroenterology 130:1538-51. 2006
    ..Trials should be registered in a public location, prior to initiation, and should be published even if the results are negative or inconclusive...
  59. pmc Validation of a measure of protective parent responses to children's pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Medical Center University of Washington, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:712-6. 2006
    ..To assess the validity of the Protect Scale of the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms (ARCS) Questionnaire with regard to mothers' responses to their children's abdominal pain...
  60. ncbi request reprint Management of shunt infections: a multicenter pilot study
    John R W Kestle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:177-81. 2006
    ..The present multicenter pilot study was undertaken to evaluate current strategies in the treatment of shunt infection...
  61. ncbi request reprint Duration of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of shunt infection: a surgeon and patient survey
    Adam S Arthur
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84113, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:256-9. 2002
    ..These data support the feasibility of a planned randomized study to determine the ideal length of antibiotic treatment for shunt infection...
  62. ncbi request reprint Anorectal functional testing: review of collective experience
    Fernando Azpiroz
    Digestive System Research Unit, Hospital General Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:232-40. 2002
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  63. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the decision to take a child to the clinic for abdominal pain and maternal psychological distress
    Rona L Levy
    School of Social Work and School of Medicine and Department of Psychology, University of Washington, and Lakeside School, Seattle, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:961-5. 2006
    ..Among adults with functional gastrointestinal disorders, psychological distress influences who consults a physician, but little is known about predictors of consultation when the patient is a child...
  64. ncbi request reprint Does irritable bowel syndrome really exist? Reactions to the proposed motility-based classification system
    William E Whitehead
    Gastroenterology 124:598. 2003
  65. ncbi request reprint Effects of parent attention versus distraction on abdominal discomfort in children: a new method and new findings
    Carl L von Baeyer
    Pain 122:8-10. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Biofeedback is superior to laxatives for normal transit constipation due to pelvic floor dyssynergia
    Giuseppe Chiarioni
    Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation Division, Valeggio sul Mincio Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera and University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Gastroenterology 130:657-64. 2006
    ..The aim was to compare biofeedback to laxatives plus education...
  67. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of biofeedback
    Giuseppe Chiarioni
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1119; author reply 1119. 2007
  68. ncbi request reprint Introduction. Advancing the treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence through research
    William E Whitehead
    Gastroenterology 126:S1-2. 2004
  69. ncbi request reprint Is irritable bowel syndrome an inherited disorder? Asking the question right
    William E Whitehead
    Gastroenterology 126:1655. 2004
  70. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for sonographic internal anal sphincter gaps 6-12 months after delivery complicated by anal sphincter tear
    Catherine S Bradley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:310.e1-5. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to identify risk factors for internal anal sphincter (IAS) gaps on postpartum endoanal ultrasound in women with obstetric anal sphincter tear...
  71. doi request reprint Lactulose breath testing and irritable bowel syndrome
    Madhusudan Grover
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2652-3; author reply 2653-4. 2008
  72. ncbi request reprint Fecal incontinence: a neglected area of gastroenterology
    William E Whitehead
    Gastroenterology 122:5. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint Twin studies used to prove that the comorbidity of major depressive disorder with IBS is NOT influenced by heredity
    William E Whitehead
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2230-1. 2007
    ..This study provides precise, generalizable estimates from a large population-based study for the comorbidity of IBS with major depressive disorder, chronic widespread pain, and chronic fatigue...
  74. ncbi request reprint Social learning contributions to the etiology and treatment of functional abdominal pain and inflammatory bowel disease in children and adults
    Rona L Levy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2397-403. 2007
    ..2) Standard gastrointestinal practice should include, when appropriate, learning opportunities for patients and family members, for example, instruction regarding the encouragement of wellness behavior...