NIH funding of IBS Research

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Number of researchers receiving NIH grants for study related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 1974-2007 [1]

In the United States, the National Institutes of Health is the largest single entity providing funding for biomedical research. [2] In 2006 the NIH awarded 53,285 grants totalling $21 billion. [3] Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a bowel disorder of unknown etiology characterized by abdominal pain with diarrhea and/or constipation. An estimated 15% of the US population is estimated to exhibit symptoms of IBS, with an annual medical and indirect costs estimated to range from $20 to $30 billion. [4]

Funding of IBS[edit]

According to the NIH's CRISP database, 1977 was the first year in which the NIH awarded a grant whose description included the phrase, "irritable bowel." [5] A small number of grants were awarded each year through the 1970s. The graph to the right shows the number of researchers receiving NIH grant awards for grants including the term "irritable bowel" for years 1974 to 2007. [6]

Recent funding[edit]

In 2006, the NIH funded 56 projects [7] focusing on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with a total disbursement of $18,787,710. [8]

Supporting data[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NIH CRISP Search Tool, search for phrase Irritable Bowel". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  2. ^ Medical Research Spending Doubled Over Past Decade, Neil Osterweil, MedPage Today, September 20, 2005.
  3. ^ "TAGGS FY 2006 Annual Report". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  4. ^ Hulisz D. (2004). "The burden of illness of irritable bowel syndrome: current challenges and hope for the future.". J Manag Care Pharm. 10 (4): 299–309. PMID 15298528. 
  5. ^ "NIH CRISP Search Tool, search for phrase Irritable Bowel". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  6. ^ "NIH CRISP Search Tool, phrase search for Irritable Bowel for individual years". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  7. ^ a b "NIH CRISP Search Tool, phrase search for Irritable Bowel for year 2006". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  8. ^ a b "NIH Award Database". Retrieved 2007-09-08.