Managing irritable bowel syndrome.

The American journal of nursing

PubMedID: 23764698

Anastasi JK, Capili B, Chang M. Managing irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Nurs. 2013;113(7):42-52; quiz 54, 53.
OVERVIEW
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort associated with a change in bowel patterns, is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders. Because no single drug effectively relieves all IBS symptoms, management relies on dietary and lifestyle modifications, as well as pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. The authors review current approaches to treatment and discuss nursing implications.