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Some of the specialised Tests conducted at the Clinic

Bioscreen Medical at Melbourne University

Attention Deficits Disorder assessment and treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment and treatment

Post infective irritable Bowel Syndrome - The UNC centre for GI disorders Spiller and colleagues

Post infectious IBS - Spiller

Holten - Diagnosing the Patient with Abdominal Pain and Altered Bowel Habits: Is It Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


Sample Intestinal Permeability test from Analytical reference Laboratories

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Fink, M. P. (1990). "Leaky gut hypothesis: a historical perspective." Crit Care Med 18(5): 579-80.

Hollander, D. (1999). "Intestinal permeability, leaky gut, and intestinal disorders." Curr Gastroenterol Rep 1(5): 410-6.

Keshavarzian, A., E. W. Holmes, et al. (1999). "Leaky gut in alcoholic cirrhosis: a possible mechanism for alcohol-induced liver damage." Am J Gastroenterol 94(1): 200-7.

Liu, Z., N. Li, et al. (2005). "Tight junctions, leaky intestines, and pediatric diseases." Acta Paediatr 94(4): 386-93.

Sturniolo, G. C., V. Di Leo, et al. (2001). "Zinc supplementation tightens "leaky gut" in Crohn's disease." Inflamm Bowel Dis 7(2): 94-8.


Hawrelak, J. A. and S. P. Myers (2004). "The causes of intestinal dysbiosis: a review." Altern Med Rev 9(2): 180-97.

Sirakov, P. and I. Dimov (1981). "[Bacterial intestinal microflora of patients with a constipation syndrome]." Vutr Boles 20(4): 24-8.

Pimentel, M. (2002). "Do antibiotics influence IBS?" Am J Gastroenterol 97(10): 2681.

Pimentel, M., E. J. Chow, et al. (2000). "Eradication of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome." Am J Gastroenterol 95(12): 3503-6.

Tamboli, C. P., C. Neut, et al. (2004). "Dysbiosis as a prerequisite for IBD." Gut 53(7): 1057.

Tamboli, C. P., C. Neut, et al. (2004). "Dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease." Gut 53(1): 1-4.

Tsimmerman Ia, S. (2005). "[Intestinal dysbiosis (dysbacteriosis) and/or "excessive bacterial growth syndrome"]." Klin Med (Mosk) 83(4): 14-22.

Tsuprik, S. A., V. G. Keul'kut, et al. (1995). "[Intestinal dysbiosis in the population of the Far North]." Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol(6): 88-9.

Valyshev, A. V., F. G. Gil'mutdinova, et al. (1997). "[The role of persisting opportunistic intestinal microflora in dysbiosis in the occurrence of hepatobiliary system diseases]." Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol(4): 87-8.

Valyshev, A. V., L. S. Zykova, et al. (1994). "[The screening diagnosis of intestinal dysbiosis]." Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol Suppl 1: 71-4.

Zoppi, G., M. Cinquetti, et al. (1998). "The intestinal ecosystem in chronic functional constipation." Acta Paediatr 87(8): 836-41.


Blanchard, E. B., L. Keefer, et al. (2002). "Early abuse, psychiatric diagnoses and irritable bowel syndrome." Behav Res Ther 40(3): 289-98.

Blanchard, E. B., L. Scharff, et al. (1990). "The role of anxiety and depression in the irritable bowel syndrome." Behav Res Ther 28(5): 401-5.

Campo, J. V., C. Di Lorenzo, et al. (2001). "Adult outcomes of pediatric recurrent abdominal pain: do they just grow out of it?" Pediatrics 108(1): E1.

Creed, F. and E. Guthrie (1987). "Psychological factors in the irritable bowel syndrome." Gut 28(10): 1307-18.

Dunlop, S. P., D. Jenkins, et al. (2003). "Distinctive clinical, psychological, and histological features of postinfective irritable bowel syndrome." Am J Gastroenterol 98(7): 1578-83.

Garakani, A., T. Win, et al. (2003). "Comorbidity of irritable bowel syndrome in psychiatric patients: a review." Am J Ther 10(1): 61-7.

Gupta, S., P. S. Masand, et al. (1997). "The relationship between schizophrenia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)." Schizophr Res 23(3): 265-8.

Kohutis, E. A. (1998). "A psychological perspective of irritable bowel syndrome." J Clin Gastroenterol 27(2): 158-61.

Langeluddecke, P. M. (1985). "Psychological aspects of irritable bowel syndrome." Aust N Z J Psychiatry 19(3): 218-26.

Lydiard, R. B. (2001). "Irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression: what are the links?" J Clin Psychiatry 62 Suppl 8: 38-45; discussion 46-7.

Pinto, C., M. V. Lele, et al. (2000). "Stressful life-events, anxiety, depression and coping in patients of irritable bowel syndrome." J Assoc Physicians India 48(6): 589-93.

Solmaz, M., I. Kavuk, et al. (2003). "Psychological factors in the irritable bowel syndrome." Eur J Med Res 8(12): 549-56.

Sullivan, G., P. L. Jenkins, et al. (1995). "Irritable bowel syndrome and family history of psychiatric disorder: a preliminary study." Gen Hosp Psychiatry 17(1): 43-6.

Trikas, P., I. Vlachonikolis, et al. (1999). "Core mental state in irritable bowel syndrome." Psychosom Med 61(6): 781-8.

Whitehead, W. E., O. Palsson, et al. (2002). "Systematic review of the comorbidity of irritable bowel syndrome with other disorders: what are the causes and implications?" Gastroenterology 122(4): 1140-56.