Systematic Review
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World J Meta-Anal. Jun 30, 2019; 7(6): 297-308
Published online Jun 30, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i6.297
Treatment options for rumination syndrome: A systematic review
Andrew Ming-Liang Ong, Shu-Wen Tay, Yu-Tien Wang
Andrew Ming-Liang Ong, Shu-Wen Tay, Yu-Tien Wang, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169856, Singapore
Andrew Ming-Liang Ong, Yu-Tien Wang, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore 169856, Singapore
Author contributions: Ong AML wrote the manuscript and performed the research. Wang YT and Tay SW performed the research and contributed to the editing of the manuscript. All authors have approved the final version of the manuscript. The manuscript is original work of author. All data, tables, figures, etc. used in the manuscript are prepared originally by authors, otherwise the sources are cited and reprint permission should be attached.
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Corresponding author: Andrew Ming-Liang Ong, MBChB, MRCP, Assistant Professor, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, 20 College Road, Level 3, Academia Building, Singapore 169856, Singapore.
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Received: April 22, 2019
Peer-review started: April 23, 2019
First decision: May 24, 2019
Revised: May 31, 2019
Accepted: June 10, 2019
Article in press: June 10, 2019
Published online: June 30, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Rumination syndrome (RS) is a relatively common but underdiagnosed gastroenterological condition. Due to recent advances in research, we have decided to perform the first systematic review on treatment options for RS. Our results show that diaphragmatic breathing has the strongest data for efficacy in this condition.