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Irritable bowel syndrome: A microbiome-gut-brain axis disorder?

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Gastroenterology, January 2014
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5 news outlets
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1 blog
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40 tweeters
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10 Facebook pages
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5 Google+ users
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Title
Irritable bowel syndrome: A microbiome-gut-brain axis disorder?
Published in
World Journal of Gastroenterology, January 2014
DOI 10.3748/wjg.v20.i39.14105
Pubmed ID
Authors

Paul J Kennedy

Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an extremely prevalent but poorly understood gastrointestinal disorder. Consequently, there are no clear diagnostic markers to help diagnose the disorder and treatment options are limited to management of the symptoms. The concept of a dysregulated gut-brain axis has been adopted as a suitable model for the disorder. The gut microbiome may play an important role in the onset and exacerbation of symptoms in the disorder and has been extensively studied in this context. Although a causal role cannot yet be inferred from the clinical studies which have attempted to characterise the gut microbiota in IBS, they do confirm alterations in both community stability and diversity. Moreover, it has been reliably demonstrated that manipulation of the microbiota can influence the key symptoms, including abdominal pain and bowel habit, and other prominent features of IBS. A variety of strategies have been taken to study these interactions, including probiotics, antibiotics, faecal transplantations and the use of germ-free animals. There are clear mechanisms through which the microbiota can produce these effects, both humoral and neural. Taken together, these findings firmly establish the microbiota as a critical node in the gut-brain axis and one which is amenable to therapeutic interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 618 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 148 23%
Student > Master 97 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 11%
Researcher 64 10%
Other 43 7%
Other 104 16%
Unknown 106 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 163 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 109 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 68 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 65 10%
Neuroscience 24 4%
Other 79 12%
Unknown 126 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 84. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 November 2022.
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#10
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