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AGA Institute GastroSlides Unit on Irritable Bowel Syndrome



This teaching unit represents an update of an extremely popular set of images first released in 1997 (part one). This set is accompanied by a completely new set of images (part two) that provide updated information on the classification, pathophysiology (motility, sensation, brain-gut interaction), diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  The outstanding illustrations explain important concepts in our understanding of how gastrointestinal dysfunction results in the clinical findings and symptoms associated with IBS and serve to add a scientific basis to the treatment of this important and very common condition. Images, including graphic representations of data from key studies, are accompanied by explanatory legends that contain recent literature citations, thereby providing a unique teaching and self-educational resource. The senior author for parts one and two, Douglas Drossman, MD, is a professor of medicine and psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

New — Updates Available
The authors of the “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” unit reviewed publications in the field since the release of the original unit in May 2003. Following this review, to keep the unit up to date, they prepared eight totally new images that review major advances in the understanding and treatment of IBS. In addition, several introductory slides to the unit were prepared that can be used for presentation purposes.

About the Instructors


Douglas A. Drossman MD, Senior Author for Parts One and Two
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Codirector, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders
Division of Digestive Diseases
University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill

Part One (Originally Produced in 1997)

Mark A. Peppercorn, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Joseph G. Sweeting, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Part Two (2003)

Michael Camilleri, MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Jackie D. Wood MD, PhD
Department of Physiology
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Slide Production:

Jerry Schoendorf, MAMS

Duke University Medical Center Contributing Author For Case Studies:

Suzanne Rose, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY


The authors gratefully acknowledge contributions of advice from the following persons who reviewed this unit update. Part I: Emeran Mayer, MD; Kevin Olden, MD; Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD; David Thompson, MD; W. Grant Thompson, MD; and William E. Whitehead, PhD. Part II: Lin Chang, MD; William D. Chey, MD; Emeran A. Mayer, MD; Howard Mertz, MD; and William E. Whitehead, Ph.D.

Funded in part by an educational grant from Solvay Pharmaceuticals, which had no involvement in the development of the images or content.

Published Date and Terms of Use

The content included in this GastroSlide set, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, was published on May 15, 2003. This slide set has not been updated since the date of publication and is provided “as is.” It is the learner's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy of any information found within these educational materials.

The intent of this series is to provide individual clinicians and educators with materials to use in their educational activities, such as lecturing at continuing medical education meetings and for self-education. AGA encourages all uses of GastroSlide materials consistent with this objective.

Materials are to be displayed in the same content and form as the original with no alterations unless approved by AGA. No materials may be reproduced for any purpose without written permission of AGA. Materials may only be used for educational purposes and may not be used to promote or advertise any pharmaceutical, medical device or organization.

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