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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

May 15, 2013 Issue
Ulcerative Colitis [Article]

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon. The etiology is unknown. Risk factors include a history of recent infection with Salmonella or Campylobacter, living in Western industrialized nations and at higher latitudes, and a family history of the disease. The incidence peaks ...


Dec 15, 2011 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Crohn's Disease [Article]

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract at any point from the mouth to the rectum. Patients may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, abdominal masses, and anemia. Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn’s disease include osteoporos...


Jun 15, 2011 Issue
Crohn Disease [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of medical and surgical interventions to induce and maintain remission in adults with small bowel Crohn disease? What are the effects of medical interventions to maintain remission after surgery in adults with Crohn disease? What are the effects of lifestyle interventions to maintain remission in adults with Crohn disease?


Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Painful Perianal Lesions [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Nov 1, 2007 Issue
Ulcerative Colitis: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease with recurrent symptoms and significant morbidity. The precise etiology is still unknown. As many as 25 percent of patients with ulcerative colitis have extraintestinal manifestations. The diagnosis is made endoscopically. Tests such as perinuclear antineutrop...


Feb 1, 2007 Issue
AGA Reviews the Use of Corticosteroids Immunomodulators, and Infliximab in IBD [Practice Guidelines]

The American Gastroenterological Association Institute (AGA) has issued a clinical position statement on corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and infliximab (Remicade) use in managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


Feb 1, 2005 Issue
ACG Releases Updated Practice Guidelines for Ulcerative Colitis in Adults [Practice Guidelines]

Updated practice guidelines for the treatment of ulcerative colitis in adults have been issued by the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG's) Practice Parameters Committee.


Aug 15, 2003 Issue
Management of Crohn's Disease--A Practical Approach [Article]

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that affects up to 480,000 persons in the United States. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, malaise, and arthralgias, and cause considerable morbidity. Speculation about genetic, environmental, dietary, i...


Nov 15, 2001 Issue
Gynecologic Aspects of Crohn's Disease [Article]

Because Crohn's disease has a tendency to be transmural and to form fistulas, it may involve contiguous organs. Gynecologic involvement is frequent, diverse and often difficult to diagnose. Inflammation involving adjacent structures has been reported in as many as one third of patients. Enteric fist...


Jan 1, 1998 Issue
Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease [Article]

Patients with an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, have recurrent symptoms with considerable morbidity. Patient involvement and education are necessary components of effective management. Mild disease requires only symptomatic relief and dietary manipulation....



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