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Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than children who have not been abused, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Located in News / 2010 / March
Biofeedback more effective than EGS and massage for chronic rectal pain
Biofeedback is more effective than two other treatments for a type of chronic rectal pain called levator ani syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology. UNC's William E. Whitehead, Ph.D., is a co-author of the study.
Located in News / 2010 / March
UNC study: Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC study: Mast cell tryptase test may aid in diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis
A pathology test may help doctors distinguish between two separate but overlapping esophageal disorders that require different courses of treatment, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best
UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.
Located in News / 2010 / July
N.C. Children’s Hospital part of $12-million grant to create first-of-its-kind disease registry for inflammatory bowel disease
This extraordinary collaboration will make available electronic medical record data about symptoms, treatments and outcomes for patients at multiple locations throughout the United States. It will allow doctors and researchers to assess which treatment strategies are having the greatest positive impacts on patients.
Located in News / 2010 / October
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UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders hosted successful symposium for patients
The UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders hosted a symposium for patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders on June 23 - 24. The symposium brought together several of the top U.S. experts in the field who gave presentations designed to give an update on the current state of knowledge about treatments for these disorders.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / June 28