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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can cause lesions in the gastrointestinal tract and may result in extraintestinal complications. Learn about the common presenting symptoms, risk factors, and recommendations for initial imaging and laboratory evaluation. Management options include corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, biologics, and surgery.
A diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FOD-MAPs) decreases IBS symptoms and improves quality of life compared with usual diet.
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 ...
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...
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?
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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...
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.
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...