Gastroenterology News & Features

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Gastroenterology News & Features

New things are always developing at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. This page is a resource for updates about new research studies, clinical breakthroughs and other important information from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Case Study: Functional Abdominal Pain

This case highlights the benefits of assessing and treating childhood chronic abdominal pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. Intervening to address biological factors while providing coping skills and environmental support to encourage functioning offers the greatest likelihood of positive treatment outcomes and decreased disability.

A Multifocused Approach to Treating Hereditary Polyposis

As the number of children with inherited gastrointestinal conditions grows, so do the treatment options at Children’s Mercy.

Advancing the Care of Chronic Abdominal Pain Using the Biopsychosocial Model

Because chronic abdominal pain is often the result of complex interactions between the mind and body, finding the source of the pain, along with a solution, is often a frustrating endeavor for both physicians and patients.

Research unlocks understanding of IBD and Crohn's Disease

Approximately 50 percent of children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) don’t follow treatment regimens as prescribed, creating a host of complex health issues related to poor compliance and disease management.


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