- Rumination syndrome
Rumination disorder is the backward flow of recently eaten food from the stomach to the mouth. The food is then re-chewed and swallowed or spat out. A non-purposeful contraction of stomach muscles is involved in rumination. It may be initially triggered by a viral illness, emotional distress, or physical injury. In many cases, no underlying trigger is identified. Behavioral therapy is the mainstay of treatment.
- Kessing BF, Smout AJ, Bredenoord AJ. Current diagnosis and management of the rumination syndrome. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul; 48(6):478-83. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24921208. Accessed 4/23/2015.
- Mousa HM, Montgomery M, Alioto A. Adolescent rumination syndrome. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2014 Aug; 16(8):398. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25064317. Accessed 4/23/2015.
- MayoClinic.com has an information page on Rumination disorder.
- The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) offers information on Rumination Syndrome in Children and Adolescents. Click on IFFGD above to view the page.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Rumination disorder. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Papadopoulos V1, Mimidis K. The rumination syndrome in adults: a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. J Postgrad Med. 2007 Jul-Sep;53(3):203-6.
- Chitkara DK et al., Teaching Diaphragmatic Breathing for Rumination Syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101:2449–2452