Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    00:01 The differences between UC and Crohn´s are then listed here.

    00:05 Rectal bleeding, much more so with the UC, ileal involvement, much more so with Crohn´s almost never in UC.

    00:15 Perianal disease, extremely common in Crohn´s.

    00:18 Strictures and fistulas, because of transmural involvement, much more so in Crohn´s. Skip lesions only found in Crohn´s.

    00:27 Mouth ulcers almost exclusively found in Crohn´s.

    00:31 Risk for colorectal cancer much greater in UC and transmural involvement much more common in Crohn´s.

    00:41 We've talked about everything that you need to know about Crohn´s and ulcerative colitis on every single board exam that you ever encounter and we walked into the words, there is no way any resident or attending is going to embarrass you.

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    The lecture Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Small and Large Intestine Diseases.

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    1. Stress
    2. Old age
    3. Type A personality
    4. Smoking
    5. Decreased fiber intake
    1. Blood in stool
    2. Diarrhea
    3. Constipation
    4. Frequent bowel reflexes
    5. Abdominal pain
    1. Psychotherapy
    2. Azathioprine
    3. Sulphasalazine
    4. Increased fiber content
    5. Antibiotics
    1. Irritable bowel syndrome is primarily diagnosed with colonoscopy.
    2. The patient can present with alternating episodes of constipation or diarrhea.
    3. Antimotility agents are helpful in treating a diarrheal type of inflammatory bowel disease.
    4. Psychological stress is a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease.
    5. Irritable bowel syndrome is typically a diagnosis of exclusion.

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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    Rome Criteria III
    By Hamed S. on 09. March 2017 for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    It would have been useful to go over the Rome III criteria to have an appreciation of the diagnostic criteria. Moreover, it would be extremely beneficial to cover the red flags