First US guidance for irritable bowel syndrome

The American College of Gastroenterology has come up with 25 recommendations for diagnosis and management
Reuters Health Staff writer

A positive diagnostic strategy should be followed with patients who have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rather than a strategy of exclusion, new clinical guidelines say.

In its first clinical practice guidance for managing the disorder, the American College of Gastroenterology says a positive strategy will improve time to treatment and reduce costs.