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Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of severe refractory irritable-bowelsyndrome. 30 patients with severe refractory irritable-bowelsyndrome were randomly allocated to treatment with either hypnotherapy or psychotherapy and placebo. The psychotherapy patients showed a small but significant improvement in abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and general well-being but not in bowel habit. The hypnotherapy patients showed a dramatic improvement in all features, the difference
Controlled study of psychotherapy in irritablebowelsyndrome. 101 outpatients with irritablebowelsyndrome were randomly allocated to two treatment groups. Both groups received the same medical treatment, but patients in one group also received dynamically oriented individual psychotherapy in ten hour-long sessions spread over 3 months. After 3 months there was a significantly greater improvement in somatic symptoms in the psychotherapy group. The difference became more pronounced a year
Food hypersensitivity in irritablebowelsyndrome. Food hypersensitivity as a cause of abdominal symptoms was investigated by means of exclusion diets and double-blind food provocation in patients with irritablebowelsyndrome. Twenty-seven patients entered the study; nineteen complied with dietary manipulation. Food hypersensitivity as a cause of their presenting symptoms was confirmed by double-blind food provocation in only three patients, who also had evidence of associated atopic disease (...) and positive skin tests to common inhalant allergens. Evidence of minor psychiatric disorder was found in twelve of fourteen patients examined by an independent psychiatrist.
Food intolerance: a major factor in the pathogenesis of irritablebowelsyndrome. Specific foods were found to provoke symptoms of irritablebowelsyndrome (IBS) in 14 of 21 patients. In 6 patients who were challenged double blind the food intolerance was confirmed. No difference was detected in changes in plasma glucose, histamine, immune complexes, haematocrit, eosinophil count, or breath hydrogen excretion produced after challenge or control foods. Rectal prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), however
Wheat fibre and irritablebowelsyndrome. A controlled trial. Twenty-six patients with irritablebowelsyndrome entered a controlled trial of diets with a high or low wheat-fibre content. After 6 weeks on the high-wheat fibre regimen there was significant improvement in symptoms and an objective change in colonic motor activity. No such improvement occurred on the low-fibre regimen. Patients with irritablebowelsyndrome should be encouraged to increase their daily intake of wheat fibre.
A double-blind trial of the effect of wheat bran on symptoms of irritablebowelsyndrome. 59 outpatients with irritablebowelsyndrome participated in a randomised double-blind trial. The patients in the treatment group received three biscuits daily each containing 10 g of ordinary miller's bran, whereas the patients in the control group received wheat biscuits of a similar appearance. The treatment period was 6 weeks. 52% of the patients in the treatment group noted subjective improvement (...) compared with 65% in the control group. The results of this trial do not support the routine use of miller's bran in irritablebowelsyndrome.