Mangel AW, Fehnel SE. Adequate relief in IBS treatment trials: corrections to errors stated by Whitehead et al. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Dec;101(12):2884-5.

Comment on Reports of "satisfactory relief" byIBS patients receiving usual medical care are confounded by baseline symptom severity and do not accurately reflect symptom improvement.  Measuring successful treatmentof irritable bowel syndrome is "satisfactory relief" enough.

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