Graphic Abstract: Functional Neuroimaging in IBS

Functional Neuroimaging in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review Highlights Common Brain Alterations With Functional Movement Disorders

Veronica Nistico, Roberta E Rossi, Andrea M D’Arrigo, Alberto Priori, Orsola Gambini, Benedetta Demartini

In a study Nistico et al. reviewed literature on functional neuroimaging in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to find out whether there are similarities between those seen in IBS and other functional disorders, especially functional movement disorders (FMD). The study revealed abnormal activation and functional connectivity of brain areas of IBS patients which coincide with examinations of FMD patients. Nisticò et al. hypothesize that various functional disturbances may share a common pathophysiology.

Author: Aleksandra Tarasiuk, PhD, Medical University of Lodz, PL

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