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released in
October 2006

Rome III Book now available in Spanish















Rome III: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Third Edition

Rome III is the latest update, and the most comprehensive collection of information for the evaluation and care of patients having functional GI disorders.
It is a valuable resource to general and specialist physicians, mental health professionals, as well as basic and clinical investigators involved in the study and care of patients with functional GI disorders.

It provides 17 chapters to address the needs of both investigators and clinicians which include:
    • The Rome III Diagnostic Criteria for all 28 Adult and 17 Pediatric FGID        Diagnoses
    • "Red flag" questions to aid the clinician in identifying symptoms and signs that
       would suggest further evaluation to exclude other diagnoses or when needed
       to make a mental health referral
    • The most up to date information on the epidemiology, psychosocial and
       cultural features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of over 45
       functional GI disorders commonly seen in clinical practice
    • New chapters which include pharmacology and pharmacokinetics,
       sociocultural influences relating to gender, age, and cultural influences,
       functional abdominal pain
    • Expanded information on Pediatric FGID with chapters on neonate/toddler
       and child/adolescent
    • Appendices
             – Rome III Diagnostic Criteria
             – Glossary
             – Patient Self-Report Pediatric and Adult Diagnostic Questionnaires                containing Rome III Criteria and Red Flags
             – Comparison table for the Rome II and new Rome III diagnostic criteria

Rome III is designed for "one stop" learning. It serves as a valuable resource to general and specialist physicians, mental health professionals, and basic and clinical investigators involved in the study and care of patients with functional GI disorders.

For more information on Rome III: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, please download any of the following articles.

Article about Rome III in Medscape (May 2006)

Rome Process Overview (AGA News, Jan. 2007

The Launching of Rome III

Neurogastroenterology & Motility Rome III Introduction and Pro/Con articles

Introduction by Doug Drossman

"Pro" case by John Kellow

"Con" case by Eamonn Quigley

Rome III Disorders and Criteria

Rome III Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Comparison Table of Rome II & Rome III Adult Diagnostic Criteria



DDW 2006 Symposium to Launch Rome III

New Criteria for the Functional GI Disorders
Presented at DDW -- Tuesday May 23, 2006

To read reviews of Rome III: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders,
please select from the following:

Functional Brain-Gut Research Group Newsletter, Issue 38, Spring 2007
Reviewed by: Susan Lucak, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

World Journal of Gastroenterology 2008 April 7
Reviewed by: Randa Mostafa, Department of Basic Medical Sciences,
College of Medicine, Sharjah University

J Clin Gastroenterol Volume 41, Number 9, October 2007
Reviewed by: Anish A. Sheth, MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Science Direct, Digestive and Liver Disease 40 (2008) 232-233
Reviewed by Fabio Pace, Milano, Italy