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National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (UK). Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Adults: Diagnosis and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Primary Care [Internet]. London: Royal College of Nursing (UK); 2008 Feb. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 61.)

  • Update information March 2017 Recommendation 1.1.1.2 in the short version was updated by NICE with more recent guidance on recognition and referral for suspected cancer. Recommendation 1.1.1.3 in the short version was removed as it was no longer needed after the changes to recommendation 1.1.1.2. February 2015 NICE has made new recommendations relating to the clinical management (dietary and lifestyle advice, and pharmacological therapy) of people with IBS. The recommendations and evidence in sections 3, 7.6, 8.4, 8.5.2 and 9.1 of this guideline that have been highlighted in grey have been stood down and replaced. New recommendations on dietary and lifestyle advice, and pharmacological therapy, can be found in the irritable bowel syndrome in adults update CG61.1. September 2012 A recommendation in this guideline (see pages 28 and 37) has been partially updated by recommendation 1.1.2.1 in 'Ovarian cancer' (NICE clinical guideline 122, 2011).

Update information March 2017 Recommendation 1.1.1.2 in the short version was updated by NICE with more recent guidance on recognition and referral for suspected cancer. Recommendation 1.1.1.3 in the short version was removed as it was no longer needed after the changes to recommendation 1.1.1.2. February 2015 NICE has made new recommendations relating to the clinical management (dietary and lifestyle advice, and pharmacological therapy) of people with IBS. The recommendations and evidence in sections 3, 7.6, 8.4, 8.5.2 and 9.1 of this guideline that have been highlighted in grey have been stood down and replaced. New recommendations on dietary and lifestyle advice, and pharmacological therapy, can be found in the irritable bowel syndrome in adults update CG61.1. September 2012 A recommendation in this guideline (see pages 28 and 37) has been partially updated by recommendation 1.1.2.1 in 'Ovarian cancer' (NICE clinical guideline 122, 2011).

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Adults: Diagnosis and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Primary Care [Internet].

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Appendix IBristol Stool Form Scale

Reproduced by kind permission of Dr K W Heaton, Reader in Medicine at the University of Bristol

Reproduced by kind permission of Dr K W Heaton, Reader in Medicine at the University of Bristol. 2000 Norgine Ltd. Copyright permission pending-August 2007.

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