Southern Medical Journal CME topic: irritable bowel syndrome.Need
Irritable bowel syndrome irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), condition characterized by frequently alternating constipation and diarrhea in the absence of any disease process. It is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, especially in the lower left quadrant, bloating, and flatulence. (IBS IBS Irritable bowel syndrome, see there ) is a functional bowel disorder In medicine, the term functional bowel disorder refers to a group of bowel disorders which are characterised by chronic abdominal complaints without a structural or biochemical cause that could explain symptoms. in which abdominal pain or discomfort is associated with changes in bowel habits for at least 12 weeks. IBS is common, and accounts for 28% of all gastroenterology visits. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, and treatment is tailored to the patient's specific symptoms; antidiarrheals antidiarrheals (an´tēdī´rē´lz),
n. in diarrhea-predominant IBS, fiber and laxatives in constipation-predominant IBS, and antispasmodics for abdominal pain. If the traditional therapies fail to work, newer drugs, such as antidepressants, 5-HT3 antagonists and 5-HT4 agonists can be utilized.
The following CME CME
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Purpose and Objectives
After completing this activity, participants should be familiar with the most cost-effective IBS diagnostic techniques, as well as traditional and newer treatment modalities which may be utilized to cure this common and debilitating de·bil·i·tat·ing
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["Metalanguages of the Compiler Production System COPS", J. Borowiec, in GI Fachgesprach "Compiler-Compiler", ed W. Henhapl, Tech Hochs Darmstadt 1978, pp. 122-159]. Category 1 Credit[TM]. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Method of Participation
Participants read the entire CME feature and review illustrations, charts, bibliographies or other supplemental materials associated with the feature. A self-assessment test follows at the end of this feature that allows participants to test themselves on the knowledge obtained from the activity. Participants document their completion of this activity by submitting the CME credit form located at the end of the feature. Participants are also asked to evaluate the activity, to note specific outcomes to their practice as a result of their participation, and list other topics to be addressed in future CME features on the CME credit form.
CME Credit Instructions
Participants may request CME credit for completion of this activity by completing and submitting the CME credit form by mail, or electronically via SMA's website at www.sma.org. A nominal fee is required to receive credit for this activity. A CME certificate will be mailed within two weeks of receipt of the CME credit form at the SMA headquarters office.
Date of Original Release: November 1, 2006
Term of Approval: 1 Year * Credit Expires: November 1, 2007
Estimated Time for Completion: 1 Hour
Credit Designation: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[TM]