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Human Studies

2020 Sep 30


Epidemiologic Burden and Treatment of Chronic Symptomatic Functional Bowel Disorders in the United States: A Nationwide Analysis.


Ma C, Congly SE, Novak KL, Belletrutti PJ, Raman M, Woo M, Andrews CN, Nasser Y
Gastroenterology. 2020 Sep 30.
PMID: 33010247.


Functional bowel disorders (FBDs) are the most common gastrointestinal problems managed by physicians. We aimed to assess the burden of chronic symptomatic FBDs on ambulatory care delivery in the United States and evaluate patterns of treatment.