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Sarah Katherine Ballou, Ph.D.

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  1. Lembo A, Kelley JM, Nee J, Ballou S, Iturrino J, Cheng V, Rangan V, Katon J, Hirsch W, Kirsch I, Hall K, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ. Open-label placebo vs double-blind placebo for irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. Pain. 2021 Sep 01; 162(9):2428-2435. PMID: 33605656.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  2. Gardiner CP, Singh P, Ballou S, Hassan R, Yu V, Lembo A, Nee J, Iturrino J. Symptom severity and clinical characteristics of patients with bloating. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 Aug 24; e14229. PMID: 34431184.
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  3. Singh P, Ballou S, Rangan V, Katon J, Hassan R, Iturrino J, Lembo A, Nee J. Clinical and Psychological Factors Predict Outcome in Patients With Functional Dyspepsia: A Prospective Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Jul 31. PMID: 34339874.
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  4. Nee J, Ballou S, Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ, Hirsch W, Katon J, Cheng V, Rangan V, Lembo A, Iturrino J. Peppermint Oil Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Jul 28. PMID: 34319275.
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  5. Ballou S, Iturrino J, Rangan V, Cheng V, Kelley JM, Lembo A, Kaptchuk TJ, Nee J. Improving Medication Tolerance: A Pilot Study in Disorders of Gut-brain Interaction Treated With Tricyclic Antidepressants. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2021 Jun 07. PMID: 34091518.
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  6. Yu V, Ballou S, Hassan R, Singh P, Shah E, Rangan V, Iturrino J, Nee J, Lembo A. Abdominal Pain and Depression, Not Bowel Habits, Predict Health Care Utilization in Patients With Functional Bowel Disorders. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 May 18. PMID: 34003175.
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  7. Taneja V, El-Dallal M, Bilal M, Flier SN, Sheth SG, Ballou SK, Berzin TM, Pleskow DK, Feuerstein JD, Sawhney MS. Patient Perspective on Safety of Elective Gastrointestinal Endoscopy During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tech Innov Gastrointest Endosc. 2021; 23(3):234-243. PMID: 34007972.
    Citations: 1     
  8. Shah ED, Pourmorteza M, Elmunzer BJ, Ballou SK, Papachristou GI, Lara LF, Okafor U, Pfeil SA, Conwell DL, Krishna SG. Psychological Health Among Gastroenterologists During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 04; 19(4):836-838.e3. PMID: 33278574.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Ballou S, Gray S, Palsson OS. Validation of the Pandemic Emotional Impact Scale. Brain Behav Immun Health. 2020 Dec; 9:100161. PMID: 33103127.
    Citations: 1     
  10. Palsson OS, Ballou S. Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2020 Jun 03; 22(7):31. PMID: 32495233.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Rangan V, Nee J, Singh P, Ballou S, Iturrino J, Hirsch W, Lembo A. Fecal Urgency: Clinical and Manometric Characteristics in Patients With and Without Diarrhea. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 12; 65(12):3679-3687. PMID: 32468228.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Shah ED, Ballou SK. Health Economic Studies Are Important for Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Their Gastroenterologists. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 01; 19(1):43-45. PMID: 32434066.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Ballou S, Lembo A. Editorial: symptom improvement does not equal satisfaction with treatment for constipation. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020 05; 51(9):909-910. PMID: 32285507.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Singh P, Duehren S, Katon J, Rangan V, Ballou S, Patel R, Iturrino J, Lembo A, Nee J. Breath Methane Does Not Correlate With Constipation Severity or Bloating in Patients With Constipation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 04; 54(4):365-369. PMID: 31306344.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Ballou S, Katon J, Rangan V, Cheng V, Nee J, Iturrino J, Lembo A. Brief Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Pilot Study. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 11; 65(11):3260-3270. PMID: 32152868.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Ballou S. Reply. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 07; 18(8):1899. PMID: 32088304.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Singh P, Ballou S, Katon J, Takazawa E, Rangan V, Mukherjee R, Iturrino J, Nee J, Lembo A. Symptom Severity, Mood, and Healthcare Use Are Associated With Satisfaction in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 12; 18(13):2945-2951.e1. PMID: 32057975.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Nee J, Sugarman MA, Ballou S, Katon J, Rangan V, Singh P, Zubiago J, Kaptchuk TJ, Lembo A. Placebo Response in Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 12; 114(12):1838-1846. PMID: 31592782.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Nee J, Salley K, Ludwig AG, Sommers T, Ballou S, Takazawa E, Duehren S, Singh P, Iturrino J, Katon J, Lee HN, Rangan V, Lembo AJ. Randomized Clinical Trial: Crofelemer Treatment in Women With Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2019 12; 10(12):e00110. PMID: 31800542.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  20. Rangan V, Ballou S, Shin A, Camilleri M, Lembo A. Use of Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Patient Satisfaction Based on the IBS in America Survey. Gastroenterology. 2020 02; 158(3):786-788.e1. PMID: 31711922.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Nee J, Kilaru S, Kelley J, Oza SS, Hirsch W, Ballou S, Lembo A, Wolf J. Prevalence of Functional GI Diseases and Pelvic Floor Symptoms in Marfan Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A National Cohort Study. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 10; 53(9):653-659. PMID: 30672816.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Shin A, Ballou S, Camilleri M, Xu H, Lembo A. Information- and Health-care Seeking Behaviors in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 11; 18(12):2840-2842. PMID: 31546055.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Ballou S, Singh P, Rangan V, Iturrino J, Nee J, Lembo A. Obesity is associated with significantly increased risk for diarrhoea after controlling for demographic, dietary and medical factors: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 11; 50(9):1019-1024. PMID: 31532005.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Singh P, Lee HN, Rangan V, Ballou S, Lembo J, Katon J, McMahon C, Friedlander D, Iturrino J, Nee J, Lembo A. Similarities in Clinical and Psychosocial Characteristics of Functional Diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 02; 18(2):399-405.e1. PMID: 31442602.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Ballou S, McMahon C, Lee HN, Katon J, Shin A, Rangan V, Singh P, Nee J, Camilleri M, Lembo A, Iturrino J. Effects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome on Daily Activities Vary Among Subtypes Based on Results From the IBS in America Survey. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 11; 17(12):2471-2478.e3. PMID: 31419572.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Ballou S, Mitsuhashi S, Sankin LS, Petersen TS, Zubiago J, Lembo C, Takazawa E, Katon J, Sommers T, Hirsch W, Rangan V, Jones M. Emergency department visits for depression in the United States from 2006 to 2014. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Jul - Aug; 59:14-19. PMID: 31078012.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Ballou S, Katon J, Singh P, Rangan V, Lee HN, McMahon C, Iturrino J, Lembo A, Nee J. Chronic Diarrhea and Constipation Are More Common in Depressed Individuals. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 12; 17(13):2696-2703. PMID: 30954714.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Singh P, Takazawa E, Rangan V, Ballou S, Katon J, McMahon C, Lee HN, Iturrino J, Nee J, Lembo A. Fecal urgency is common in constipated patients and is associated with anxiety. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 04; 31(4):e13545. PMID: 30714267.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Hirsch W, Nee J, Ballou S, Petersen T, Friedlander D, Lee HN, Cheng V, Lembo A. Emergency Department Burden of Gastroparesis in the United States, 2006 to 2013. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 02; 53(2):109-113. PMID: 29256990.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Singh P, Seo Y, Ballou S, Ludwig A, Hirsch W, Rangan V, Iturrino J, Lembo A, Nee JW. Pelvic Floor Symptom Related Distress in Chronic Constipation Correlates With a Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation and Constipation Severity but Not Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Jan 31; 25(1):129-136. PMID: 30646484.
    Citations: 2     
  31. Ballou S. Reply. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 05; 17(6):1216. PMID: 30639777.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Kube T, Blease C, Ballou SK, Kaptchuk TJ. Hope in Medicine: Applying Multidisciplinary Insights. Perspect Biol Med. 2019; 62(4):591-616. PMID: 31761796.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Sommers T, Mitsuhashi S, Singh P, Hirsch W, Katon J, Ballou S, Rangan V, Cheng V, Friedlander D, Iturrino J, Lembo A, Nee J. Prevalence of Chronic Constipation and Chronic Diarrhea in Diabetic Individuals in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 01; 114(1):135-142. PMID: 30410038.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Sommers T, Petersen T, Singh P, Rangan V, Hirsch W, Katon J, Ballou S, Cheng V, Friedlander D, Nee J, Lembo A, Iturrino J. Significant Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Fecal Impaction in Patients Who Present to the Emergency Department. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 05; 64(5):1320-1327. PMID: 30535766.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Bollom A, Austrie J, Hirsch W, Nee J, Friedlander D, Iturrino J, Ballou S, Lembo A. Emergency Department Burden of Nausea and Vomiting Associated With Cannabis Use Disorder: US Trends From 2006 to 2013. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 10; 52(9):778-783. PMID: 29095419.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Rangan V, Zakari M, Hirsch W, Ballou S, Singh P, Sommers T, Iturrino J, Nee J, Staller K, Lembo A. Clinical and manometric characteristics of women with paradoxical puborectalis syndrome. United European Gastroenterol J. 2018 Dec; 6(10):1578-1585. PMID: 30574329.
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  37. Ballou S, Alhassan E, Hon E, Lembo C, Rangan V, Singh P, Hirsch W, Sommers T, Iturrino J, Nee J, Lembo A. Sleep Disturbances Are Commonly Reported Among Patients Presenting to a Gastroenterology Clinic. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 11; 63(11):2983-2991. PMID: 30094624.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Ballou S, Beath A, Kaptchuk TJ, Hirsch W, Sommers T, Nee J, Iturrino J, Rangan V, Singh P, Jones M, Lembo A. Factors Associated With Response to Placebo in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Constipation. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 11; 16(11):1738-1744.e1. PMID: 29654913.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Singh P, Mitsuhashi S, Ballou S, Rangan V, Sommers T, Cheng V, Iturrino-Moreda J, Friedlander D, Nee J, Lembo A. Demographic and Dietary Associations of Chronic Diarrhea in a Representative Sample of Adults in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 04; 113(4):593-600. PMID: 29610515.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Rangan V, Mitsuhashi S, Singh P, Ballou S, Hirsch W, Sommers T, Nee J, Iturrino J, Lembo A. Risk Factors for Fecal Urgency Among Individuals With and Without Diarrhea, Based on Data From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 09; 16(9):1450-1458.e2. PMID: 29474972.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Ballou S, Hirsch W, Singh P, Rangan V, Nee J, Iturrino J, Sommers T, Zubiago J, Sengupta N, Bollom A, Jones M, Moss AC, Flier SN, Cheifetz AS, Lembo A. Emergency department utilisation for inflammatory bowel disease in the United States from 2006 to 2014. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Apr; 47(7):913-921. PMID: 29411411.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Nee J, Zakari M, Sugarman MA, Whelan J, Hirsch W, Sultan S, Ballou S, Iturrino J, Lembo A. Efficacy of Treatments for Opioid-Induced Constipation: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 10; 16(10):1569-1584.e2. PMID: 29374616.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Taft TH, Ballou S, Bedell A, Lincenberg D. Psychological Considerations and Interventions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Care. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2017 12; 46(4):847-858. PMID: 29173526.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Mitsuhashi S, Ballou S, Jiang ZG, Hirsch W, Nee J, Iturrino J, Cheng V, Lembo A. Characterizing Normal Bowel Frequency and Consistency in a Representative Sample of Adults in the United States (NHANES). Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 01; 113(1):115-123. PMID: 28762379.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Ballou S, Keefer L. Development of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Cognitive Affective Scale: a brief self-report measure for clinical and research settings. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul; 29(7):849-854. PMID: 28338499.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Ballou S, Kaptchuk TJ, Hirsch W, Nee J, Iturrino J, Hall KT, Kelley JM, Cheng V, Kirsch I, Jacobson E, Conboy L, Lembo A, Davis RB. Open-label versus double-blind placebo treatment in irritable bowel syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 05 25; 18(1):234. PMID: 28545508.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Ballou S, Lembo A. Editorial: latent class analysis to improve confidence in the diagnosis of IBS. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 05; 45(9):1267-1268. PMID: 28370041.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Portincasa P, Bonfrate L, de Bari O, Lembo A, Ballou S. Irritable bowel syndrome and diet. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2017 02; 5(1):11-19. PMID: 28110300.
    Citations: 9     
  49. Ballou S, Keefer L. Psychological Interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2017 Jan 19; 8(1):e214. PMID: 28102860.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    
  50. Ballou S, Keefer L. The impact of irritable bowel syndrome on daily functioning: Characterizing and understanding daily consequences of IBS. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2017 Apr; 29(4). PMID: 27781332.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Ballou S, Bedell A, Keefer L. Psychosocial impact of irritable bowel syndrome: A brief review. World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol. 2015 Nov 15; 6(4):120-3. PMID: 26600969.
    Citations: 10     
  52. Kinsinger SW, Ballou S, Keefer L. Snapshot of an integrated psychosocial gastroenterology service. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Feb 14; 21(6):1893-9. PMID: 25684957.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Ballou S, Taft T, Keefer L. Disease-specific self-efficacy in the eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. J Health Psychol. 2015 Aug; 20(8):1027-36. PMID: 24157935.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Ballou SK, Keefer L. Multicultural considerations in the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome: a selective summary. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Oct; 25(10):1127-33. PMID: 23778308.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Lackner JM, Ma CX, Keefer L, Brenner DM, Gudleski GD, Satchidanand N, Firth R, Sitrin MD, Katz L, Krasner SS, Ballou SK, Naliboff BD, Mayer EA. Type, rather than number, of mental and physical comorbidities increases the severity of symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Sep; 11(9):1147-57. PMID: 23524278.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Taft TH, Ballou S, Keefer L. A preliminary evaluation of internalized stigma and stigma resistance in inflammatory bowel disease. J Health Psychol. 2013 Apr; 18(4):451-60. PMID: 22689587.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Taft TH, Ballou S, Keefer L. Preliminary evaluation of maternal caregiver stress in pediatric eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. J Pediatr Psychol. 2012 Jun; 37(5):523-32. PMID: 22271793.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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