Dr. Gray reports no commercial conflict of interest.
This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from the Novartis Foundation for Gerontology.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the patient and make the diagnosis of the irritable bowel syndrome by virtue of the typical history and exclusion of other diseases that may produce similar symptoms
- Enumerate the associated conditions that commonly occur in the setting of IBS
- Discuss the emerging pathophysiologic mechanisms that appear to be important in leading to IBS
- Design a flexible approach to the individual patient, based on the predominant response and the response to therapy.