". A broad range of evidence-based mind-body interventions including psychodynamic therapy, cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, relaxation exercises, or mindfulness meditation has been shown to amend stress coping strategies, both at a cognitive level (catastrophic or self-defeating thoughts) and at a behavioral level (problem solving, especially interpersonal problems)  . The symptomatic improvement appears to result from the modulation of stress response, autonomic nervous system balance restoration, and changes in the brain activation pattern in response to visceral stimuli . "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) accounts for 25% of gastroenterology output practice, making it one of the most common disorders in this practice. Psychological and social factors may affect the development of this chronic disorder. Furthermore, psychiatric symptoms and psychiatric diseases are highly prevalent in this condition, but the approach to treating these is not always straightforward. As emphasized in the biopsychosocial model of IBS, with regard to the modulatory role of stress-related brain-gut interactions and association of the disease with psychological factors and emotional state, it proves useful to encourage psychopharmacological treatments and psychosocial therapies, both aiming at reducing stress perception. The aim of this paper is to analyze the effectiveness of psychopharmacological treatment and psychological interventions on irritable bowel syndrome.
Gastroenterology Research and Practice 08/2012; 2012:486067. DOI:10.1155/2012/486067 · 1.75 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A test bench has been designed and assembled for experimental study of the electrical behaviour of nonlinear active devices operating under multichromatic excitation. Based on the use of two six-port reflectometers, it can synthesize simultaneously five source and load impedances seen by the device under test. Two-tone measurements performed on an NE 9001 transistor operated in resistive mixer mode show that the linearity of the mixer can be improved by choice of appropriate termination impedances
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1995. Canadian Conference on; 10/1995
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Approximately 50 years ago, Apley and Naish described children who presented with repeated episodes of abdominal pain for
at least 3 months without any identifiable cause under the term recurrent abdominal pain (Apley and Naish 1958). Later studies
showed that this term was a “waste basket” encompassing functional and organic conditions. More recent symptom-based criteria,
known as Rome criteria, exclusively define those gastrointestinal conditions thought to be of functional origin and without
clinical evidence of anatomical or structural abnormalities. The third edition of the Rome criteria (Rasquin 2006), classifies
pain-predominant functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in four different conditions.
Ugeskrift for laeger 12/2007; 169(45):3837. DOI:10.1007/978-1-4419-0350-1_8
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