[Motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders.]
ABSTRACT Whatever our specialty, whether gastroenterology or primary care, physicians must manage patients with motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, it is not surprising that interest and research in these disorders have shown an exponential increase in the last few years. At the last congress of the American Gastroenterological Association (Digestive Diseases Week, 2006), 443 communications were presented on these topics: 72 oral communications and 371 posters. Spain made a significant contribution: four oral presentations and nine posters. The aim of this chapter is to summarize as easily and practically as possible the most important studies presented at the congress.