SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH: Clinical Presentation, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment
By Dr Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO, and Dr Maxwell Hunter Crispo, ND
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common disorder, yet poorly recognized even within the conventional gastroenterology community. There is growing awareness of SIBO in North America since the 2000, yet SIBO tends to recur after initial treatment and successful ongoing management requires an understanding of risk factors, appropriate testing, and treatment strategies. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide a current evidence-based review of SIBO, predisposing factors, diagnostic tests, and therapies to educate physicians in its clinical management. The intention is to present the totality of the published data available, with a consideration of relative merits and limitations of available studies. Interventions should always be individualized to each patient’s risk factors, history, goals, and current health status. Written by leading world authority in this field Dr Michael Traub, this Handbook is an important contribution to clinical management of SIBO.