2016-07-13 19:06:59 UTC

Ask the Experts: ROME IV

July 13, 2016

A lot has changed in 10 years in the diagnosis and management of functional GI disorders. ROME IV authors are available to answer your questions.

Douglas A. Drossman, MD, president of the Rome Foundation, and other experts will be available in the AGA Community forum this week to answer your questions regarding the updates to the new ROME IV materials on functional GI disorders.

Dr. Drossman explains that the biggest change from the 2006 version of ROME and the ROME IV update is the re-evaluation of the term “functional” in the description of disorders of brain-gut interaction. Specifically, the authors removed the word “functional” from chapter titles and from certain diagnoses in order to help reduce the nonspecific and potentially stigmatizing nature of the term.

What do these changes mean for your practice? Join the discussion and bring your questions in this month’s AGA Community Ask the Expert session.

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