Professor Peter Whorwell BSc MB BS MD PhD FRCP

Photograph of Peter Whorwell

Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology


  • Epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, chronic abdominal pain and non cardiac chest pain.
  • Mechanisms and uses of hypnosis.

Key Words

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hypnosis
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders

Methodological Knowledge

  • Clinical trials
  • Physiological measurement of gastrointestinal function
  • Questionnaire studies
  • Hypnosis
  • Immunological aspects of gut physiology


Professor Whorwell graduated in biochemistry at the University of London and in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London . After a series of residencies and fellowships, one of which was in the USA, he was appointed as Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of South Manchester in 1981 and was subsequently promoted to Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology. Over the years he has had a particular interest in the functional gastrointestinal disorders and now directs the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service. This unit undertakes research into the clinical, epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects of functional gastrointestinal disorders as well as caring for large numbers of these patients from all over the UK. It also undertakes a wide-ranging programme of research into new treatment options for these conditions including pharmacological, dietary and behavioural approaches.

Professor Whorwell has published over 300 papers and chapters in his fields of interest and serves on a number of international advisory panels and working parties.




  • Algladi, T., Harris, M., Whorwell, P. J., Paine, P., & Hamdy, S. (2015). Modulation of human visceral sensitivity by noninvasive magnetoelectrical neural stimulation in health and irritable bowel syndrome.Pain, 156(7). DOI:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000187. Publication link: f812d58e-2ea0-4504-b650-136dd120eafd | PubMed:25867123
  • Andresen, V., Whorwell, P., Fortea, J., & Auzière, S. (2015). An exploration of the barriers to the confident diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome: A survey among general practitioners, gastroenterologists and experts in five European countries.United European gastroenterology journal, 3(1). DOI:10.1177/2050640614558344. Publication link: b404eba9-454b-476c-8d00-ea1b3e42bf78 | PubMed:25653858
  • Chassany, O., Tugaut, B., Marrel, A., Guyonnet, D., Arbuckle, R., Duracinsky, M., ... Azpiroz, F. (2015). The Intestinal Gas Questionnaire: development of a new instrument for measuring gas-related symptoms and their impact on daily life.Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 27(6). DOI:10.1111/nmo.12565. Publication link: 54a614a9-16fb-46a5-a5dc-8d0b28cbed62 | PubMed:25846412
  • Corsetti, M., & Whorwell, P. J. (2015). Managing irritable bowel syndrome in primary care.The Practitioner, 259(1783). . Publication link: a5db3d48-9c0a-48b6-8ceb-df3d69ecf591 | PubMed:26455114
  • Downe, S., Finlayson, K., Melvin, C., Spiby, H., Ali, S., Diggle, P., ... Williamson, M. (2015). Self-hypnosis for intrapartum pain management in pregnant nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness.BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 122(9). DOI:10.1111/1471-0528.13433. Publication link: 43e27504-db16-404f-a8cd-6826177c8697 | PubMed:25958769
  • Eskesen, D., Jespersen, L., Michelsen, B., Whorwell, P., Müller-Lissner, S., & Morberg, C. M. (2015). Effect of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, BB-12®, on defecation frequency in healthy subjects with low defecation frequency and abdominal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial.The British journal of nutrition, 114(10), 1638-1646. DOI:10.1017/S0007114515003347. Publication link: f14e93ea-2201-4a99-9e07-5d91f7f86504 | PubMed:26382580
  • Finlayson, K., Downe, S., Hinder, S., Carr, H., Spiby, H., & Whorwell, P. (2015). Unexpected consequences: women's experiences of a self-hypnosis intervention to help with pain relief during labour.BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(1). DOI:10.1186/s12884-015-0659-0. Publication link: ac45b2f9-c6a7-4ee4-abff-5072d9934906 | PubMed:26407981
  • Miller, V., Carruthers, H. R., Morris, J., Hasan, S. S., Archbold, S., & Whorwell, P. J. (2015). Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: an audit of one thousand adult patients.Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 41(9). DOI:10.1111/apt.13145. Publication link: 4eba97c1-5406-4393-8b8b-7e9b6a4d3073 | PubMed:25736234
  • Pearson, J. S., Niven, R. M., Meng, J., Atarodi, S., & Whorwell, P. J. (2015). Immunoglobulin E in irritable bowel syndrome: another target for treatment? A case report and literature review.Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology, 8(5). DOI:10.1177/1756283X15588875. Publication link: 8153f347-8a4f-4901-9b32-244c823a5e03 | PubMed:26327917
  • Rey de Castro, N. G., Miller, V., Carruthers, H. R., & Whorwell, P. J. (2015). Irritable bowel syndrome: a comparison of subtypes.Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 30(2). DOI:10.1111/jgh.12704. Publication link: 0102b74e-8918-4da7-a8fc-c1c8ea5124e9 | PubMed:25091059
  • Symon, A., Downe, S., Finlayson, K. W., Knapp, R., Diggle, P., SHIP trial team, & Whorwell, P. (2015). The feasibility and acceptability of using the Mother-Generated Index (MGI) as a Patient Reported Outcome Measure in a randomised controlled trial of maternity care. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 15, 100. DOI:10.1186/s12874-015-0092-0. Publication link: db46cbf1-9185-453e-80a3-65c039595c61 | PubMed:26582386
  • Whorwell, P. J. (2015). IBS in 2014: Developments in pathophysiology, diagnosis and management.Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 12(2). DOI:10.1038/nrgastro.2014.225. Publication link: 64bb593f-ed1b-4f84-9f76-51ca600e0554 | PubMed:25534505
  • Whorwell, P. J. (2015). The continuing dilemma of chronic appendicitis.Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology, 8(3). DOI:10.1177/1756283X15576463. Publication link: 7db1cfba-8859-40b7-8a91-3a1c4c917afe | PubMed:25949523
  • Yu, Y. Q., Whorwell, P. J., Wang, L. H., Li, J. X., Chang, Q., & Meng, J. (2015). Cases Report the Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: Improving the Prognosis. Medicine, 94(52), e2356. DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000002356. Publication link: 3b7ec6f9-0451-4a02-8ce8-ce393b044cc9 | PubMed:26717374





  • Drossman, D. A., Chang, L., Bellamy, N., Gallo-Torres, H. E., Lembo, A., Mearin, F., ... Whorwell, P. (2011). Severity in irritable bowel syndrome: A rome foundation working team report. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 106(10), 1749-1759. DOI:10.1038/ajg.2011.201. Publication link: 50331bd2-00f9-48ba-b680-032af02d7969 | PubMed:21747417
  • Flik, C. E., van Rood, Y. R., Laan, W., Smout, A. J. P. M., Weusten, B. L. A. M., Whorwell, P. J., & de Wit, N. J. (2011). A randomised controlled trial on hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: Design and methodological challenges (the IMAGINE study). BMC Gastroenterology, 11, [137]. DOI:10.1186/1471-230X-11-137. Publication link: 36472329-2ad2-4644-a15c-188a3e30ce01 | PubMed:22185606
  • Shafe, A. C. E., Lee, S., Dalrymple, J. S. O., & Whorwell, P. J. (2011). The LUCK study: Laxative Usage in patients with GP-diagnosed Constipation in the UK, within the general population and in pregnancy. An epidemiological study using the General Practice Research Database (GPRD). Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, 4(6), 343-363. DOI:10.1177/1756283X11417483. Publication link: 2e3250a6-5093-414f-90c9-f5df87ed23d5 | PubMed:22043228
  • Whorwell, P. J., Issa, B., & Lacey, B. E. (Ed.) (2011). Will hypnotherapy help my patients with IBS?. In Curbside consultation in irritable bowel syndrome. (pp. 233-237). New Jersey: SLACK Incorporated. . Publication link: 4e811e73-97b3-47f9-aca6-704764220679
  • Agrawal, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (2011). Treatment of bloating and distension - role of probiotics. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 34(5), 580-581. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2011.04766.x. Publication link: 99f1bbde-70b9-473e-b1c7-d8a48b8806b8
  • Whorwell, P. J. (2011). Tackling conflicts of interest. Collaboration with industry facilitates useful research that wouldn't happen otherwise. British Medical Journal, 343, 1136-1136. . Publication link: cf372f28-a61d-491c-ad85-7c5d0c9a275e


  • Amselem, C., Puigdollers, A., Azpiroz, F., Sala, C., Videla, S., Fernández-Fraga, X., ... Malagelada, J. R. (2010). Constipation: A potential cause of pelvic floor damage?. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 22(2), 150-e48. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2982.2009.01409.x. Publication link: be92dff9-b4ec-49a1-ad36-37cc75c05bce | PubMed:19761491
  • Carruthers, H. R., Morris, J., Tarrier, N., & Whorwell, P. J. (2010). Mood color choice helps to predict response to hypnotherapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10, [75]. DOI:10.1186/1472-6882-10-75. Publication link: 773c73a2-e268-4ea2-bd2f-571dc8ac40db | PubMed:21138549
  • Carruthers, H. R., Morris, J., Tarrier, N., & Whorwell, P. J. (2010). Reactivity to images in health and irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 31(1), 131-142. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2009.04143.x. Publication link: 7a1a2d8b-5229-4a7e-97a4-c4a83a243a2d | PubMed:19744134
  • Carruthers, H. R., Morris, J., Tarrier, N., & Whorwell, P. J. (2010). The manchester color wheel: Development of a novel way of identifying color choice and its validation in healthy, anxious and depressed individuals. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10, [12]. DOI:10.1186/1471-2288-10-12. Publication link: 21926c5d-0674-4b5a-a9f9-4b39f3659d31 | PubMed:20144203
  • MacPherson, H., Bland, M., Bloor, K., Cox, H., Geddes, D., Kang'ombe, A., ... Whorwell, P. (2010). Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: A protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Gastroenterology, 10, [63]. DOI:10.1186/1471-230X-10-63. Publication link: 8887d59d-8e53-4c07-a89a-96a059ca029f | PubMed:20565790
  • Niesler, B., Kapeller, J., Fell, C., Atkinson, W., Möller, D., Fischer, C., ... Houghton, L. A. (2010). 5-HTTLPR and STin2 polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter gene and irritable bowel syndrome: Effect of bowel habit and sex. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 22(7), 856-861. DOI:10.1097/MEG.0b013e32832e9d6b. Publication link: 89c1a108-0dcd-4856-8f6c-35edfe5eb915 | PubMed:19561511
  • Spiller, R. C., Humes, D. J., Campbell, E., Hastings, M., Neal, K. R., Dukes, G. E., & Whorwell, P. J. (2010). The patient health questionnaire 12 somatic symptom scale as a predictor of symptom severity and consulting behaviour in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and symptomatic diverticular disease. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32(6), 811-820. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2010.04402.x. Publication link: f02059f6-46ca-4d5a-ae53-0e460747582d | PubMed:20629976



  • Agrawal, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (2008). Review article: Abdominal bloating and distension in functional gastrointestinal disorders - Epidemiology and exploration of possible mechanisms. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 27(1), 2-10. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2007.03549.x. Publication link: 7681e21e-3343-4803-b753-fde7eb528e42 | PubMed:17931344
  • Agrawal, A., Houghton, L., Lea, R., Morris, J., Reilly, B., & Whorwell, P. (2008). Bloating and Distention in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Role of Visceral Sensation. Gastroenterology, 134(7), 1882-1889. DOI:10.1053/j.gastro.2008.02.096. Publication link: 0df4426c-3e2d-47ea-8eda-231a40c346ea | PubMed:18455167
  • Kapeller, J., Houghton, L. A., Mönnikes, H., Walstab, J., Möller, D., Bönisch, H., ... Niesler, B. (2008). First evidence for an association of a functional variant in the microRNA-510 target site of the serotonin receptor-type 3E gene with diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Human Molecular Genetics, 17(19), 2967-2977. DOI:10.1093/hmg/ddn195. Publication link: 84be8a57-ba65-40f5-97eb-d08c11c7597f | PubMed:18614545
  • Miller, V., & Whorwell, P. J. (2008). Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: A role for hypnotherapy?. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 56(3), 306-317. DOI:10.1080/00207140802041884. Publication link: c0d9bd2a-5345-4a89-9283-c62c712a8cb3
  • Shekhar, C., & Whorwell, P. J. (2008). Tailor treatment to the patient in irritable bowel syndrome. Practitioner, 252(1711), 23-29. . Publication link: 317b50a6-dbdb-431e-a692-17949d97565e
  • Whorwell, P. J. (2008). Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: The response of colonic and noncolonic symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64(6), 621-623. DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.022. Publication link: 51ebc6e3-2517-47d1-a637-67f3a6baa2fa
  • Agrawal, A., Houghton, L. A., Morris, J. J. A., Guyonnet, D., Goupil, F. N., Schlumberger, N., ... Whorwell, P. J. (2008). Fermented milk containing the Bifidobacterium animalis, DN-173 010 (FM) improves abdominal distension, bloating and transit in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Gastroenterology, 134(4), A-546. . Publication link: cea68dff-edd3-498c-9ef8-c2107757ddd8









  • Azpiroz, F., Dapoigny, M., Pace, F., Müller-Lissner, S., Coremans, G., Whorwell, P., ... Smout, A. (2000). Nongastrointestinal disorders in the irritable bowel syndrome. Digestion, 62(1), 66-72. DOI:7780. Publication link: cedfd4ba-4a42-4994-b075-69cd1ecdecfe | PubMed:10899728
  • Houghton, L. A., Foster, J. M., & Whorwell, P. J. (2000). Alosetron, n 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, delays colonic transit in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and healthy volunteers. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 14(6), 775-782. DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2036.2000.00762.x. Publication link: 8356f52c-89d8-4f27-bbd7-26b564f460c0 | PubMed:10848662
  • Jones, J., Spiller, R., Read, N., Silk, D., Whorwell, P., Boorman, J., ... Libby, G. (2000). British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for the management of the irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 47(2), -19. . Publication link: 67463ffc-ed6b-43f2-8c0e-4f2b13e0b869 | PubMed:11053260
  • Smout, A. J. P. M., Azpiroz, F., Coremans, G., Dapoigny, M., Collins, S., Müller-Lissner, S., ... Whorwell, P. (2000). Potential pitfalls in the differential diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. Digestion, 61(4), 247-256. DOI:7765. Publication link: acc37cd0-7717-4321-8a9a-ec2511221054 | PubMed:10878451




  • Dapoigny, M., Coremans, G., Julé, Y., Müller-Lissner, S., Pace, F., Smout, A., ... Whorwell, P. J. (1997). Neurophysiology and neuropsychiatry of the IBS. Digestion, 58(1), 1-9. . Publication link: 6bfc1aac-f27a-498f-af09-0fb9638ea5d7 | PubMed:9018004
  • Francis, C. Y., & Whorwell, P. J. (1997). The irritable bowel syndrome.Postgraduate Medical Journal, 73(855). . Publication link: 879b8a6e-c802-4a6a-acc7-47c7d12d4e08 | PubMed:9039402
  • Francis, C. Y., Duffy, J. N., Whorwell, P. J., & Morris, J. (1997). High prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome in patients attending urological outpatient departments. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 42(2), 404-407. DOI:10.1023/A:1018838507545. Publication link: 1c67de43-cfcb-40e0-99a6-7f6221e68cc3 | PubMed:9052526
  • Francis, C. Y., Morris, J., & Whorwell, P. J. (1997). The irritable bowel severity scoring system: A simple method of monitoring irritable bowel syndrome and its progress. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 11(2), 395-402. . Publication link: 5582b971-8ed2-4048-9368-ea0e7529ecbf | PubMed:9146781
  • Houghton, L. A., Rogers, J., Whorwell, P. J., Campbell, F. C., Williams, N. S., & Goka, J. (1997). Zamifenacin (UK-76, 654), a potent gut M3 selective muscarinic antagonist, reduces colonic motor activity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 11(3), 561-568. . Publication link: 8e2c1cd6-7fe5-4649-9451-b9f9ca8fda1e | PubMed:9218083
  • Read, N. W., Abitbol, J. L., Bardhan, K. D., Whorwell, P. J., & Fraitag, B. (1997). Efficacy and safety of the peripheral kappa agonist fedotozine versus placebo in the treatment of functional dyspepsia. Gut, 41(5), 664-717. . Publication link: 40770f06-449f-44e4-a1db-4b9d18e4f282 | PubMed:9414975
  • Wells, N. E. J., Hahn, B. A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1997). Clinical economics review: Irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 11(6), 1019-1030. . Publication link: 99594208-b526-4acc-b7eb-baf51ee5b306 | PubMed:9663824


  • Francis, C. Y., Duffy, J. N., Whorwell, P. J., & Martin, D. F. (1996). Does routine abdominal ultrasound enhance diagnostic accuracy in irritable bowel syndrome?. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 91(7), 1348-1350. . Publication link: 487275e5-7e5c-4a73-94cd-9eb674ce7067 | PubMed:8677992
  • Maxton, D. G., Morris, J., & Whorwell, P. J. (1996). Selective 5-hydroxytryptamine antagonism: A role in irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia?. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 10(4), 595-599. . Publication link: fb1f31c0-c8a2-4770-9c3d-b3aab3e91c53 | PubMed:8853764


  • Coremans, G., Dapoigny, M., Muller-Lissner, S., Pace, F., Sinout, A., Stockbrugger, R. W., & Whorwell, P. J. (1995). Diagnostic procedures in irritable bowel syndrome. Digestion, 56(1), 76-84. . Publication link: 8a0ddcb9-f854-492e-afc1-824de2307bdd | PubMed:7895936
  • Houghton, L. A., Wych, J., & Whorwell, P. J. (1995). Acute diarrhoea induces rectal sensitivity in women but not men. Gut, 37(2), 270-273. . Publication link: 8982673a-c44a-4a17-b335-c463c1057b83 | PubMed:7557580



  • Guthrie, E. A., Creed, F. H., Whorwell, P. J., & Tomenson, B. (1992). Outpatients with irritable bowel syndrome: a comparison of first time and chronic attenders.Gut, 33(3). . Publication link: 6e2f21cd-f64c-4999-9c5c-d5078633f41e | PubMed:1568655
  • Whorwell, P. J., Houghton, L. A., Taylor, E. E., & Maxton, D. G. (1992). Physiological effects of emotion: Assessment via hypnosis. The Lancet, 340(8811), 69-72. . Publication link: c74225a4-2f7e-43a8-9555-1a697be3fa4f | PubMed:1352012



  • Maxton, D. G., & Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Effect of intra-colonic nicardipine on colonic motility in irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 4(3), 305-308. . Publication link: 76aff3f1-2136-410c-a0f4-af6631c95b63 | PubMed:2104091
  • Maxton, D. G., Srivastava, E. D., Whorwell, P. J., & Jones, D. M. (1990). Do non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or smoking predispose to Helicobacter pylori infection?. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 66(779), 717-719. DOI:10.1136/pgmj.66.779.717. Publication link: bbf9fd01-458c-4b39-a23b-3efc130d4fb3 | PubMed:2235801
  • Prior, A., Colgan, S. M., & Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Changes in rectal sensitivity after hypnotherapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 31(8), 896-898. . Publication link: e6c5bb06-fb63-4a1b-892d-6452ebecab28 | PubMed:2387513
  • Prior, A., Martin, D. F., & Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Small bowel phytobezoar mimicking presentation of Crohn's disease.Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 35(11). . Publication link: fd3d9ec9-38e9-4150-9bd7-bf3ae3ef3366 | PubMed:2226106
  • Prior, A., Maxton, D. G., & Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Anorectal manometry in irritable bowel syndrome: Differences between diarrhoea and constipation predominant subjects. Gut, 31(4), 458-462. . Publication link: 364f6d48-c7c4-46b1-ab2d-e3c10bf3802a | PubMed:2338274
  • Schofield, P. M., & Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Angina-like chest pain: Head, heart or oesophagus?. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 43(6), 443-447. . Publication link: 4a37adcd-522c-4949-b1f4-4562b77c76f5 | PubMed:2194624
  • Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Controlled trial of Pyrogastrone and cimetidine in the treatment of reflux oesophagitis. Gut, 31(3), 351-354. . Publication link: eff281e1-e75e-44a2-8ca6-2a04fdc77a62 | PubMed:2157637
  • Whorwell, P. J. (1990). Hypnotherapy for selected gastrointestinal disorders.Digestive Diseases, 8(4), 223-225. . Publication link: 71cc287b-5e2a-448e-91e7-aa9c05d48b82 | PubMed:2372982


  • Goddard, C. J. R., & Whorwell, P. J. (1989). Amiodarone overdose and its management. British Journal of Clinical Practice, 43(5), 184-186. . Publication link: 4f9990cc-a0d5-4506-9903-b9f6982f7ac2 | PubMed:2590638
  • Goddard, C. J., August, P. J., & Whorwell, P. J. (1989). Alopecia totalis in a patient with Crohn's disease and its treatment with azathioprine.Postgraduate Medical Journal, 65(761). . Publication link: 77215a07-2a52-4a71-8e8b-3e25016db4ca | PubMed:2813243
  • Lancaster Smith, M. J., Miller, J. P., & Whorwell, P. J. (1989). Efficacy and tolerance of Algicon in patients with reflux oesophagitis.British journal of clinical practice. Supplement, 66. . Publication link: d058a16a-4efd-458d-a2c2-319c4b16ed39 | PubMed:2511921
  • Maxton, D. G., Morris, J. A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1989). Ranking of symptoms by patients with the irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ, 299(6708), 1138. . Publication link: 532db9bf-7e36-440f-8567-4c0e0099745e | PubMed:2513023
  • Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1989). Gynaecological consultation in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 30(7), 996-998. . Publication link: 8a450c3c-dfc2-480d-979e-6a77982094fd | PubMed:2759494
  • Prior, A., Wilson, K., Whorwell, P. J., & Faragher, E. B. (1989). Irritable bowel syndrome in the gynecological clinic - Survey of 798 new referrals. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 34(12), 1820-1824. DOI:10.1007/BF01536698. Publication link: fe84d2f5-a336-4957-b289-2126cf407630 | PubMed:2598751
  • Schofield, P. M., Whorwell, P. J., Brooks, N. H., Bennett, D. H., & Jones, P. E. (1989). Oesophageal function in patients with angina pectoris: A comparison of patients with normal coronary angiograms and patients with coronary artery disease. Digestion, 42(2), 70-78. . Publication link: c3c674cd-e7f4-4c44-bb46-bbecbdff58ea | PubMed:2767342
  • Whorwell, P. J. (1989). Diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome: Discussion paper. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 82(10), 613-614. . Publication link: debbd7a4-9508-47a1-b60b-38355b02b5db | PubMed:2681772


  • Colgan, S. M., Faragher, E. B., & Whorwell, P. J. (1988). Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in relapse prevention of duodenal ulceration. The Lancet, 1(8598), 1299-1300. . Publication link: cf7ff4fa-0721-4595-b1fd-1098f6d80a60 | PubMed:2897556
  • Colgan, S. M., Schofield, P. M., Whorwell, P. J., Bennett, D. H., Brooks, N. H., & Jones, P. E. (1988). Angina-like chest pain: A joint medical and psychiatric investigation. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 64(756), 743-746. DOI:10.1136/pgmj.64.756.743. Publication link: 44a105ac-dd1e-4f70-b0b7-0733e4e58456 | PubMed:3255913
  • Maxton, D. G., Miller, J. P., Whorwell, P. J., & Butler, J. K. (1988). A study of Algicon, an antacid-alginate preparation, in patients with reflux oesophagitis. British Journal of Clinical Practice, 42(9), 368-371. . Publication link: 43b3ce35-b086-44a5-b9f9-1b6151979cc0 | PubMed:3075928
  • Prior, A., Wilson, K. M., & Whorwell, P. J. (1988). Double-blind study of an alpha 2 agonist in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2(6), 535-539. . Publication link: 366d45ef-8b49-47f9-9363-70e22ef433cc | PubMed:2908757
  • Schofield, P. M., Whorwell, P. J., Jones, P. E., Brooks, N. H., & Bennett, D. H. (1988). Differentiation of "esophageal" and "cardiac" chest pain. American Journal of Cardiology, 62(4), 315-316. . Publication link: 60bf99ef-fedb-433d-9398-c7b314d8a54d | PubMed:3400611
  • Whorwell, P. J., Maxton, D. G., & Martin, D. F. (1988). Post-colonoscopic retrograde ileography. The Lancet, 1(8588), 738-739. . Publication link: 20e221d4-3fe1-442e-902e-ec89f2e08d4d | PubMed:2895264


  • Guthrie, E., Creed, F. H., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Severe sexual dysfunction in women with the irritable bowel syndrome: Comparison with inflammatory bowel disease and duodenal ulceration. BMJ, 295(6598), 577-578. . Publication link: bb72dea3-c328-4755-9e22-7b18db6adaaa | PubMed:3117237
  • Jones, D. M., Eldridge, J., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Antibodies to Campylobacter pyloridis in household contacts of infected patients. BMJ, 294(6572), 615. . Publication link: 81352a69-b17c-48a1-8da2-50a8602a6a2b | PubMed:3103831
  • McKee, A. M., Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Exclusion diets in irritable bowel syndrome: Are they worthwhile?. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 9(5), 526-528. . Publication link: c026a361-c636-49d6-91aa-af555dcb49c1 | PubMed:3680901
  • Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Double blind study of ispaghula in irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 28(11), 1510-1513. DOI:10.1136/gut.28.11.1510. Publication link: d4f8c769-51d7-442c-a593-08c01b1807f7 | PubMed:3322956
  • Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Effect of nicardipine on gastric acid secretion in man.Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1(6), 643-647. . Publication link: ae503531-ac01-47d0-938a-c132acb63977 | PubMed:2979693
  • Prior, A., Harris, S. R., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Reduction of colonic motility by intravenous nicardipine in irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 28(12), 1609-1612. DOI:10.1136/gut.28.12.1609. Publication link: 6ceb2492-019b-48fa-9331-78993036a9c5 | PubMed:3428688
  • Prior, A., Lessells, A. M., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Is biopsy necessary if colonoscopy is normal?. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 32(7), 673-676. DOI:10.1007/BF01296130. Publication link: ea20490d-ceda-4a80-89bc-485d5a583f28 | PubMed:3595380
  • Prior, A., Strang, F. A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1987). Internal carotid artery occlusion in association with Crohn's disease.Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 32(9). . Publication link: e03a2967-34f1-480c-bde9-0c4348c399e3 | PubMed:3622185
  • Schofield, P. M., Bennett, D. H., Whorwell, P. J., Brooks, N. H., Bray, C. L., Ward, C., & Jones, P. E. (1987). Exertional gastro-oesophageal reflux: A mechanism for symptoms in patients with angina pectoris and normal coronary angiograms. BMJ, 294(6585), 1459-1461. . Publication link: 31b1b6ee-4dfd-479b-b383-d4fa9100396f | PubMed:3111585
  • Schofield, P. M., Brooks, N. H., Colgan, S., Bennett, D. H., Whorwell, P. J., Bray, C. L., ... Jonest, P. E. (1987). Left ventricular function and oesophageal function in patients with angina pectoris and normal coronary angiograms. Heart, 58(3), 218-224. DOI:10.1136/hrt.58.3.218. Publication link: c7da1834-b0fd-42e8-b236-a521a58ab27a | PubMed:3663421
  • Whorwell, P. J., Prior, A., & Colgan, S. M. (1987). Hypnotherapy in severe irritable bowel syndrome: Further experience. Gut, 28(4), 423-425. . Publication link: f0b08282-b49d-4702-80c7-05ce08deae66 | PubMed:3583070


  • Colgan, S. M., & Whorwell, P. J. (1986). Psychological aspects of irritable bowel syndrome. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 40(1), 2-3. . Publication link: af2e6cad-e6da-4a40-bf72-83e9d0797213 | PubMed:3708115
  • Jackson, C. W., Haboubi, N. Y., Whorwell, P. J., & Schofield, P. F. (1986). Gold induced enterocolitis. Gut, 27(4), 452-456. . Publication link: 523cf6cb-5702-4b6b-b411-838b672e9d92 | PubMed:3082725
  • Jones, D. M., Eldridge, J., Fox, A. J., Sethi, P., & Whorwell, P. J. (1986). Antibody to the gastric campylobacter-like organism ('Campylobacter pyloridis'): Clinical correlations and distribution in the normal population. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 22(1), 57-62. . Publication link: 60bb0e5a-d0f7-46fb-a028-c7717a75a6ab | PubMed:3735391
  • Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1986). Familial Barrett's oesophagus?. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 33(2). . Publication link: 61674e76-4f63-43b3-b785-60856e7a242d | PubMed:3721391
  • Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1986). Irritable bowel syndrome. Definitions and epidemiology.Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 40(1), 1-2. . Publication link: 5efe189c-6a6a-4999-bac3-97ce7e986cc3 | PubMed:3708112
  • Prior, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (1986). Management of irritable bowel syndrome.Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomédecine & pharmacothérapie, 40(1). . Publication link: 54c986e1-85ff-41f4-8ee9-b12fa8313943 | PubMed:3011142
  • Whittaker, S. J., Jackson, C. W., & Whorwell, P. J. (1986). A severe, potentially fatal, interaction between tiaprofenic acid and nicoumalone. British Journal of Clinical Practice, 40(10), 440. . Publication link: 2cd34f86-b2b1-49aa-b9dc-7d47b0783a1c | PubMed:3651287
  • Whorwell, P. J., Lupton, E. W., Erduran, D., & Wilson, K. (1986). Bladder smooth muscle dysfunction in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 27(9), 1014-1017. . Publication link: 5eaa2e60-ce9b-46a8-87f2-e8efbbddc1b4 | PubMed:3758813
  • Whorwell, P. J., Mccallum, M., Creed, F. H., & Roberts, C. T. (1986). Non-colonic features of irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 27(1), 37-40. . Publication link: 83eb2f5e-0573-4ca6-ab36-e70ee581e04e | PubMed:3949235


  • Whorwell, P. J., Hawkins, R., Dewbury, K., & Wright, R. (1984). Ultrasound survey of gallstones and other hepatobiliary disorders in patients with Crohn's disease.Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 29(10). . Publication link: 56d499b5-191c-4827-9577-b01a3c901070 | PubMed:6383747
  • Whorwell, P. J., Prior, A., & Faragher, E. B. (1984). Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of severe refractory irritable-bowel syndrome. The Lancet, 2(8414), 1232-1234. . Publication link: b85e2a7f-ca12-4d16-9e45-f3ae01c8d758 | PubMed:6150275


  • Isgar, B., Harman, M., & Whorwell, P. J. (1983). Factors preceding relapse of ulcerative colitis.Digestion, 26(4). . Publication link: 5c7abeeb-fa78-4071-9e9c-9a751dd744e1 | PubMed:6873510
  • Isgar, B., Harman, M., Kaye, M. D., & Whorwell, P. J. (1983). Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in ulcerative colitis in remission. Gut, 24(3), 190-192. . Publication link: 81eb8dd3-3b2e-4996-8e24-7876f7a3365c | PubMed:6826101
  • Kaye, M. D., Whorwell, P. J., & Wright, R. (1983). Gastric mucosal lymphocyte subpopulations in pernicious anemia and in normal stomach. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology, 28(3), 431-440. . Publication link: d7bd3e35-73c0-41e5-8066-ceec13537c0e | PubMed:6224616



  • Graham, J., Whorwell, P. J., Machin, D., & Wright, R. (1981). Lymphocyte transformation to specific antigens associated with Crohn's disease.Hepato-Gastroenterology, 28(5). . Publication link: 1950892b-4531-4299-9fda-69f23a3b3c5b | PubMed:6284623
  • Whorwell, P. J. (1981). Infectious agents in Crohn's disease-fact or artefact?. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 16(2). . Publication link: fb147e38-51dd-4198-a54d-94aae5056363 | PubMed:7031845
  • Whorwell, P. J., & Isaacson, P. (1981). Toxic dilatation of colon in Crohn's disease.Lancet, 2(8259). . Publication link: 41e24a2e-894d-434b-b25e-ebed1c2ab4fb | PubMed:6118726
  • Whorwell, P. J., Bennett, P., & Wright, R. (1981). Gastric function in Crohn's disease.The American journal of gastroenterology, 76(5). . Publication link: 457abb36-b4fa-497a-b08c-84d4d119a8b0 | PubMed:7337136
  • Whorwell, P. J., Bennett, P., Tanner, A. R., & Wright, R. (1981). Monocyte function in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Digestion, 22(5). . Publication link: 762ff592-c6b2-4bba-9d41-38a0956cdc0f | PubMed:7030838
  • Whorwell, P. J., Clouter, C., & Smith, C. L. (1981). Oesophageal motility in the irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ, 282(6270), 1101-1102. . Publication link: 1f883f06-4131-4d09-ac10-5185ef08d116 | PubMed:6786454
  • Whorwell, P. J., Eade, O. E., Chapman, R., Smith, C. L., & Fisher, J. A. (1981). Comparison between admission and next-day endoscopy in the management of acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Digestion, 21(1), 18-20. . Publication link: 1d4f69be-ec27-4de9-803c-31cf00c10c83 | PubMed:7014318
  • Whorwell, P. J., Jones, D. C., Gent, A. E., Hellier, M. D., Milton-Thompson, G. J., Whorwell, G. M., ... Wright, R. (1981). A double-blind controlled trial of the effect of sodium cromoglycate in preventing relapse in ulcerative colitis. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 57(669), 436-438. DOI:10.1136/pgmj.57.669.436. Publication link: ed8c0126-d11c-4f0e-9fb3-6f7780094cdf | PubMed:6118859


  • Admans, H., Whorwell, P. J., & Wright, R. (1980). Diagnosis of Crohn's disease.Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 25(12). . Publication link: 578d40c0-21fc-4533-84df-f48e560e6447 | PubMed:7449587
  • Eade, O. E., Smith, C. L., Alexander, J. R., & Whorwell, P. J. (1980). Pulmonary function in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 73(2), 154-156. . Publication link: 8d62a5d6-b24a-4e69-a0fb-9c4455f9f6f1 | PubMed:6104919


  • Davidson, I. W., Lloyd, R. S., Whorwell, P. J., & Wright, R. (1979). Antibodies to maize in patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and coeliac disease.Clinical and experimental immunology, 35(1). . Publication link: 79b7922b-a83b-4808-aa93-20c36eddd851 | PubMed:371884
  • Kaye, M. D., Brody, A. R., Whorwell, P. J., & Beeken, W. L. (1979). Scanning electron microscopy of rectal mucosa in Crohn's disease.Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 24(5). . Publication link: dbb5e4d0-e596-460d-b5c6-520842abada0 | PubMed:456223
  • Whorwell, P. J., Holdstock, G., Whorwell, G. M., & Wright, R. (1979). Bottle feeding, early gastroenteritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. BMJ, 1(6160), 382. . Publication link: 416a6b69-ed5e-47fe-8617-79d002221089 | PubMed:761024


  • Chapman, R., Dawe, C., Whorwell, P. J., & Wright, R. (1978). Ulcerative colitis in association with Takayasu's disease.The American journal of digestive diseases, 23(7). . Publication link: ecd552a6-dfcd-4c07-987a-47f9619d5388 | PubMed:28667
  • Foster, K. J., Holdstock, G., Whorwell, P. J., Guyer, P., & Wright, R. (1978). Prevalence of diverticular disease of the colon in patients with ischaemic heart disease. Gut, 19(11), 1054-1056. . Publication link: 649e0e4b-bfb1-4347-8287-b226d8413901 | PubMed:730073
  • Whorwell, P. J., Eade, O. E., Hossenbocus, A., & Bamforth, J. (1978). Crohn's disease in a husband and wife.Lancet, 2(8082). . Publication link: 4cb61d2b-0219-429c-b62c-823db9aa59e5 | PubMed:78386