Optimizing Treatment for Patients With IBD
A glance at therapeutic strategies being investigated to improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease.
IBD: Managing Ongoing Disease Activity
How to best treat a patient with inflammatory bowel disease who demonstrates no disease response to initial biologic treatment, as well as insight surrounding the treatment of patients who develop perianal disease.
Monitoring a Patient on Biologic Therapy Used for IBD
Recommendations for monitoring a 24-year-old woman treated with biologic therapy to manage inflammatory bowel disease to evaluate treatment efficacy.
Selecting a Biologic Therapy for IBD
Factors that impact which biologic therapy a gastrointestinal specialist may initiate for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Measuring Treatment Response in Patients With IBD
Recommendations when assessing response to biologic therapies used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease.
Oral, Small Molecule Agents for Ulcerative Colitis
What to know in terms of integrating new oral, small molecule targeted drugs into treatment plans for patients with ulcerative colitis.
Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
A review of various classes of biologic therapies available to treat patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
Diagnostic Work-up for a Patient With Symptoms of IBD
GI specialists review the case of a 24-year-old woman who presents with symptoms that suggest inflammatory bowel disease and suggest how they would appropriately test and diagnose the patient before initiating therapy.
IBD: Evaluating Severity and Extent of Disease
Criteria used by gastroenterologists to evaluate patients with an inflammatory bowel disease for relapses or disease progression.
Referral and Differential Diagnosis of IBD
Red flag symptoms that should prompt a primary care physician to refer a patient to a gastroenterologist for proper assessment for a potential inflammatory bowel disease.
Ulcerative Colitis Versus Crohn’s
Risk factors and characteristics that distinguish ulcerative colitis from Crohn’s disease.
Bath Toys: Another Thing To Worry About?
What’s swimming around in kids’ bath water-besides their rubber duckies? And why might it matter?
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