Review of the role of abdominal imaging in irritable bowel syndrome.

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dc.contributor.author Kavanagh, Richard G.
dc.contributor.author O'Grady, John
dc.contributor.author Carey, Brian W.
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Owen J.
dc.contributor.author Maher, Michael M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-25T14:34:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-25T14:34:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Kavanagh, R. G., O'Grady, J., Carey, B. W., O'Connor, O. J. and Maher, M. M. (2018) 'Review of the role of abdominal imaging in irritable bowel syndrome', World Journal of Radiology: WJR, 10 (11):143-144. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v10.i11.143 en
dc.identifier.volume 10 en
dc.identifier.issued 11 en
dc.identifier.startpage 143 en
dc.identifier.endpage 144 en
dc.identifier.issn 1949-8470
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7674
dc.identifier.doi 10.4329/wjr.v10.i11.143
dc.description.abstract The role of radiologic imaging in the investigation of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remains a subject of debate and there is some evidence, from recent studies of utilization of imaging in IBS, which focused on associated costs and radiation exposure, that imaging is being used relatively widely in these patients. This review aims to assess current best evidence to accurately define the role of radiologic imaging in IBS patients. Primary and secondary literature searches were performed. Evidence suggests that the lack of "red flag" or alarm features in IBS patients should reassure the clinician that the diagnosis of IBS is correct and United States and United Kingdom guidelines recommend no radiologic imaging for IBS patients if alarm features are not present. In patients presenting with IBS symptoms and alarm features, radiologic testing may be used to exclude an alternative diagnosis and the imaging modality should be chosen based on the most likely alternative diagnosis. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. en
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved. This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.subject Abdominal imaging en
dc.subject Rome criteria en
dc.subject Irritable bowel syndrome en
dc.title Review of the role of abdominal imaging in irritable bowel syndrome. en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Owen O'Connor, Medicine , University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-03-25T14:31:27Z
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dc.internal.pmid 30568748
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle World Journal of Radiology: WJR en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en


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