Follow-up of patients with functional bowel symptoms treated with a low FODMAP diet
Louise Maagaard, Dorit V Ankersen, Pia Munkholm, Department of Gastroenterology, North Zealand University Hospital, 3600 Frederikssund, Denmark
Zsuzsanna Végh, First Department of Medicine, Semmelweis University, 1083 Budapest, Hungary
Johan Burisch, Department of Gastroenterology, Hvidovre University Hospital, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Lisbeth Jensen, Department of Gastroenterology, Herlev University Hospital, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
Natalia Pedersen, Department of Gastroenterology, Slagelse University Hospital, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark
Author contributions: Maagaard L and Munkholm P designed the research; all authors contributed to the set-up and content of the questionnaires; Maagaard L performed the research; Maagaard L and Végh Z analysed the data; Maagaard L wrote the paper and all the co-authors made critical revisions of its content; all authors approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the Danish patient society of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome patients, Colitis Crohn Foreningen.
Institutional review board statement: Not needed for a simple questionnaire analysis according to rules of the Ethics Committee of Science, Denmark.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent before study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None to declare.
Data sharing statement: Questionnaires and data set are available from the corresponding author at email@example.com. The Danish Data Protection Agency approved the study design. Participants gave informed written consent for data sharing and furthermore, the presented data are anonymised and risk of identification is low.
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Correspondence to: Louise Maagaard, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, North Zealand University Hospital, Frederikssundsvej 30, 3600 Frederikssund, Denmark. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 29, 2015
Peer-review started: October 30, 2015
First decision: November 27, 2015
Revised: January 7, 2016
Accepted: January 17, 2016
Article in press: January 18, 2016
Published online: April 21, 2016