Are you looking for concise, practical answers to questions that are often left unanswered by traditional IBS references that are not designed for gastroenterologists? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or patients with complications that need management? Curbside Consultation in IBS: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between colleagues.
Dr. Brian E. Lacy has designed this unique reference, which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with IBS. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to IBS with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate the treatment of IBS patients.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• How can you safely and effectively diagnose IBS? Are diagnostic tests required, and if so, what are they?
• What should I tell my patient about the natural history of IBS? What other disorders are commonly found in IBS patients?
• What dietary interventions will help my patient?
• What is the role of probiotics in my patient? Why do they work and are they all the same?
• Are there new therapies for IBS? What about antibiotics? What is linaclotide and why might it help my patient?
Bonus Material: With each new book purchase, gain full access to a fully searchable website for 3 months. At the website you will be able to:
o Access all 49 questions and answers from the book
o Access additional questions added each month
o Access video clips to supplement the material presented in the book and online
o Submit your own suggested questions and/or questions and answers
o Suggest alternate answers to the 49 questions
o Submit your own images and video content
Curbside Consultation in IBS: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in training, surgical attendings, and surgical residents will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Dr. Lacy’s clinical and basic science research interests focus on disorders of gastrointestinal motility, with an emphasis on irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, gastroparesis, acid reflux disease, constipation, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, achalasia, and visceral pain. He is the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters on gastrointestinal motility disorders and functional bowel disorders. Dr. Lacy is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals and is a member of a number of different scientific organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Motility Society, and the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group. Dr. Lacy is the co-author of a book for the general public on acid reflux disease, Healing Heartburn, and is the author of Making Sense of IBS, a book for the general public on irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Lacy received his doctorate in cell biology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Lacy was a resident in internal medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, where he continued his training as Chief Resident and as a Fellow in Gastroenterology. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.