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Recurrent abdominal pain in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11826808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Functional abdominal pain can occur in a well-defined clinical entity (e.g., IBS) or as a part of a poorly defined clinical syndrome. Although the clinician may feel compelled to exclude disease in all cases, the authors suggest that it is more appropriate to take a biopsychosocial approach. In so doing, there can be an appreciation of the close interaction of the gut and the brain, allowing the child, family, and physician the opportunity to address the pain on many levels. Although the parameters set forth by the pediatric ROME II committee have facilitated the authors' description of these disorders greatly, basic research likely will further delineate biochemical processes in the enteric and central nervous systems that will expand therapeutic horizons.
Donna K Zeiter; Jeffrey S Hyams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-05     Completed Date:  2002-02-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy*
Aerophagy / complications
Colonic Diseases, Functional / complications
Dyspepsia / complications
Migraine Disorders / complications

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