Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

Rumination Syndrome, the effortless regurgitation in humans

Rumination in humans is a disorder of the gut-brain interaction affecting three percent of people worldwide. It's characterised by recurrent regurgitation without associated retching or significant nause​a. B​ehavioural therapies are proved to be effective​, with the potential to be successful at the primary care level. Dr Aditi Kumar, trainee associate editor of Frontline Gastroenterology and specialist gastroenterology registrar in the West Midlands, UK, interviews Dr Ben Disney, a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, with a specialist interest on disorders of the gut-brain interaction. Also present is Dr Dipesh Vasant, a Consultant Gastroenterology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, with a specialist interest in neurogastroenterology and motility disorders. This Frontline Gastroenterology podcast discusses the recently published paper in January 2022: “Rumination Syndrome: pathophysiology, diagnosis and practical assessment” - https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2022/01/10/flgastro-2021-101856.

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