7 Recommendations for further research

7 Recommendations for further research

7.1 Research is needed to establish the validity and accuracy of the SeHCAT test and of any potential alternative technologies for measuring bile acid malabsorption in people with chronic diarrhoea diagnosed with IBS-D or Crohn's disease without ileal resection.

7.2 Research is needed to establish the nature of bile acid malabsorption and whether bile acid malabsorption is a primary or secondary condition in people diagnosed with IBS-D or Crohn's disease without ileal resection.

7.3 Research is needed to establish the efficacy and tolerability of bile acid sequestrants among people with IBS-D or Crohn's disease without ileal resection.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)