TY - CHAP A1 - A. Riedl A2 - J. Maass A3 - A. Ahnis A4 - A. Stengel A5 - H. Mönnikes A6 - B.F. Klapp A7 - H. Fliege ED1 - Godfrey Lule Y1 - 2012-01-05 PY - 2012 T1 - Prognostic Relevance of Subjective Theories of Illness on the Clinical and Psychological Parameters in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients – A Longitudinal Study N2 - The 21st Century has seen a resurgence of research of the gastrointestinal tract, especially since it was established that it plays a central role as an immune system organ and consequentially has a huge impact on causation, impact and transmission of most human ailments. New diseases such as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, hepatitis and tumours of the gastrointestinal tract have emerged and they are currently subjects of intensive research and topics of scientific papers published worldwide. Old diseases like diarrhea have become extremely complex to diagnose with new and old pathogens, drugs, tumours and malabsorptive disorders accounting for the confusion. This book has set out algorithms on how to approach such conditions in a systematic way both to reach a diagnosis and to make patient management cheaper and more efficient. "Current Concepts in Colonic Disorders" attempts to put all the new information into proper perspective with emphasis on aetiopathogenesis and providing rational approach to management of various old and new diseases. As the book editor, I have found this first edition extremely interesting and easy to understand. Comments on how to improve the content and manner of presentation for future editions are extremely welcome. BT - Current Concepts in Colonic Disorders SP - Ch. 14 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/26371 DO - 10.5772/26371 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-06 ER -