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Twitter debate: controversies in functional gastrointestinal disorders
  1. James Maurice1,
  2. Monika M Widlak2,
  3. Anton V Emmanuel3
  1. 1Deparment of Hepatology, Imperial College, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  3. 3Department of Physiology Unit, University College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Prof Anton V Emmanuel, Physiology Unit, University College Hospital, London NW1 2BU, UK; a.emmanuel{at}ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

The new ‘Controversies In…’ series for the Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter debates addressed the difficult area of functional gastrointestinal disorders, facilitated by the former editor-in-chief Anton Emmanuel. Key topics discussed included distinguishing functional dyspepsia from genuine gastroparesis, when we should investigate for bile acid malabsorption, the current treatments for constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and, importantly, how to manage consultations with complex patients presenting with functional bowel disease. The debate generated over a million impressions on twitter and this article aims to summarise the key educational points from the event.

  • functional bowel disorder
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • gastroparesis
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  • Contributors JBM, MW and AE wrote the manuscript and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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