Multidisciplinary Intervention Reaps ‘Striking’ Benefits in Children With IBS

Orlando, Fla.—An interventional program that targets adolescents recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) effectively reduced subsequent use of health care resources at the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and Walnut Creek (California) health care system.

“With our intervention, the results were striking. It’s amazing what we could achieve. We were able to reduce the frequency of visits to the ER [emergency room], and subsequently the number of imaging procedures,” said Michael Lawson, MD, PhD, senior investigator in the study.

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