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Irritable bowel syndrome : new ideas and insights into pathophysiology

Author: N W Read
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Blackwell Scientific Publications ; St. Louis, Mo. : Distributors USA, Mosby-Year Book, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to provide a comprehensive discussion of irritable bowel syndrome. The book examines the neurological, psychosomatic, nutritional, immunological and more purely physiological aspects of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N W Read
ISBN: 9780632025558 0632025557
OCLC Number: 28017124
Description: ix, 226 pages : illustrations
Contents: Section 1: Introduction:; The neurotic bowel: a paradigm for the irritable bowel syndrome; Section 2: Motor disturbance:; Disturbances in colonic motility; Small bowel motor activity: a key to understanding functional disorders of the bowel; Abnormalities of gastroduodenal motility; Extraintestinal manifestations of the irritable bowel syndrome; Section 3: Autonomic nerves, stress and hypnosis:; Involvement of extrinsic nerves in functional disorders of the bowel; A study of vagal function in the irritable bowel syndrome; The possible role of stress in the disturbance of gut function and development of symptoms; Gut sensitivity; Modulation of visceral afferent activity as a therapeutic possibility for gastrointestinal disorders; Hypnotic desensitisation of the bowel; Section 4: Immune mechanisms and food intolerance:; The immune system and the irritable gut; Pathophysiological mechanisms associated with type I hypersensitivity reactions in the intestine; Mast cell interactions with smooth muscle and nerves in the gut: speculation on mast cell modulation of gastrointestinal motility; Systemic mastocytosis and regional gastrointestinal mast cell disease; Lessons from asthma; Food intolerance and the irritable bowel syndrome
Responsibility: edited by N.W. Read.

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