Provides a very up-to-date overview of this controversial disease, focusing in particular on diagnosis, management and treatment, but also covering epidemiology and new pathophysiologic advances. Tailored to the needs of today's practicing clinician, the book clearly explains the role of diet in treatment of IBS, the use of antidepressants, bulking agents and antispasmodics, as well as including a thorough review of serotinergic drugs and emerging treatments and pharmacotherapies. The management of the disease from the primary care perspective, and the relationship between the doctor and the patient in the treatment of the disease, are also comprehensively covered. There is an evaluation for the evidence for procedures in all chapters.
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Michael Camilleri is one of the world's foremost authorities on IBS. He is ayoung, dynamic Professor in gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic but originally trained in the UK. He is an accomplished author and editor (an ex-Editor of the last edition of Shearman and Finlayson, CL) and exceptionally well connected with pharmaceutical companies. His name is very well known worldwide.
Robin Spiller is a Reader in Gastroenterology at Nottingham University. He is clinically orientated and runs a busy GI practice with a special interest in functional GI diseases. He is well connected with the BSG, where he is chairman of the Education Committee, and of the clinical-practice based assessment panel and small bowel and nutrition section. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and a member of the AGS. He had a year's travelling fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, where he met Michael Camilleri. The two know each other well, and have collaborated on other (non-book) projects.
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