Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Fecal Calprotectin for the Evaluation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

Fecal calprotectin measurement is an accurate, simple, cost-effective test that can aid in selecting which patients presenting with possible IBD can be safely observed in the primary care setting.

Dec 1, 2020 Issue
Fecal Occult Blood Testing Is Inaccurate as Part of Diagnostic Workup [POEMs]

In this well-conducted systematic review, FOBT, although useful in screening for colorectal cancer, is not highly accurate in evaluating patients with clinical indications.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Fecal Microbiota Transplant Effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome [POEMs]

This is the largest and best study to date of fecal microbiota transplant for irritable bowel syndrome —with impressive results.

Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Crohn's Disease: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

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.

Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Effect of Dietary Changes on IBS Symptoms [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

A diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FOD-MAPs) decreases IBS symptoms and improves quality of life compared with usual diet.

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...

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