A burden on both patients and the healthcare system, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional condition in America that results in high medical costs, frequent visits to the doctor, missed work, and anxiety and depression. Patients have been plagued for centuries by gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation; however, the significance of these symptoms became apparent in 1947 when researchers first described a condition that they called IBS. IBS can be simplified as described on the Internet, or trivialized as captured in the voluminous literature that tries to explain the crippling symptoms that change and dictate the direction of lives of IBS patients. However, since 1947 there have been minimal advancements pertaining to patient care, while the two main features of any disease, disorder, or syndrome, namely the etiology (cause) and treatment, have been almost completely ignored. The present book is a comprehensive analysis of pertinent literature and references that help to present research data supporting etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of IBS patients. This includes discussing “evidence-based medicine” and “traditional medicine,” “functional disease,” and “IBS in 2013.” The book culminates with a prospective research study of 156 patients with IBS with definitive data establishing the etiology of IBS and treatment of IBS. The approach to IBS in this book should result in at least a 94% success rate in etiologic diagnosis of IBS and almost complete relief and permanent control of symptoms afflicting patients with IBS.
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Martin J. Collen was raised in Los Angeles, California. He is an internationally recognized physician who, for more than 30 years, has practiced “the art and science of medicine.” He is the author of more than 250 original research and review publications, including books, articles, and abstracts. His latest book publication was “In Search of Hippocrates, A Solution to the Health Care Crisis Facing AMERICA,” in 2012. He graduated with a BA in Mathematics from UCLA in 1966, and attended Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, Illinois, graduating with an MD degree in 1970. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCI, from 1977 to 1980, completed a Research fellowship in Gastroenterology from 1980 to 1985 at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, and was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Gastrointestinal Research at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, from 1985 to 1990. He was Professor of Medicine from 1990 to 1995 and Clinical Professor of Medicine from 1995 to 2005 at Loma Linda University. He earned an Executive MBA in Health Care from UCI in 1999 and is presently in private practice as a gastroenterologist in southern, California. Jacob F. Collen was raised in Riverside, California. He is a Major in the United States Army and is currently stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He is the author of more than 40 original research and abstract publications, book chapters and review articles. He graduated with a BS in Biology from UC Riverside in 1998 and attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, graduating with an MD degree in 2002. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, and is presently enrolled in a Sleep Medicine Fellowship. Benjamin R. Collen was raised in Riverside, California. He is presently a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves since attending medical school in 2010. He graduated with a BS in Biology from UC Riverside in 2008 and received a MS in Physiology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 2009. Benjamin Collen is presently a 3rd year medical student at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 138 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.32 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1482368668