Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

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This free online CME course highlights Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including causes, diagnosis, best treatment, and more.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • IBS Epidemiology: prevalence/incidence in North America/globally, by age/sex
  • Clinical features and diagnostic criteria of IBS-C
  • Treatment of IBS-C
  • IBS-C Patient case(s)

After completing this course, you will better be able to:

  • Describe what is known about the etiology of IBS-C and its impact on patient clinical presentation
  • Identify symptoms of IBS-C, describe their role in the diagnosis of the disorder, and list* any applicable lab and/or imaging studies that play a role in IBS-C diagnosis
  • Evaluate treatments plans for patients with IBS-C and suggest appropriate therapies, where applicable, based on individual presentations
  • Describe present and emerging drug therapies for management of IBS-C and apply them to patient cases
  • Describe clinical and logistical challenges associated with treating and educating patients with IBS-C

Target audience: Gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with IBS-C.

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