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Key questions on IBS

Module summary

Consultant gastroenterologist Dr Stephen Middleton answers questions from GP Dr David Russell on faecal calprotectin, antispasmodics as first-line treatment and the FODMAPs diet

Learning objectives

This module answers pressing questions on IBS, including:

  • What are the pre-disposing factors for post-infectious IBS?
  • Do antidepressants play a role in treating IBS?
  • What kind of diet should you recommend to an IBS patient?
  • What are the red flags for colorectal cancer?
Author

Dr Stephen Middleton is a consultant gastroenterologist at Cambridge University NHS Hospital Trust

Dr David Russell is a GP in Darlington, County Durham

Date module published
09/03/2017
Module due for review
09/03/2019
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
reasonable
module assessment seemed a bit harsh
Abraham Thomas
13.04.2017.
good
helen Leigh
05.04.2017.
good
Chandrakala Morishetty
04.04.2017.
Excellent
Ross Worthington
29.03.2017.
excellent.
Clare Hughes
29.03.2017.