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TitleInflammatory Bowel Disease [electronic resource] : Diagnosis and Therapeutics / edited by Russell D. Cohen
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2003
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Descript X, 364 p. online resource


Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic relapsing diseases that unite patients, their families, friends, health care providers, researchers, employers, and even health care insurers and other health-related industries in an ongoing struggle for knowledge and help. In Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, a panel of world-renowned clinicians provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the myriad of issues surrounding these perplexing and troubling illnesses. Writing in a language accessible to those both inside and outside the medical community, these experienced physicians fully explain what IBD is, why it does what it does, how to treat it, and when it is necessary to proceed to surgery or advanced therapy. They also elucidate the pathophysiology of the diseases, review the successes and failures of different therapies, and describe the impact of these diseases on patients, families, and the health care system. Topics of special interest include discussions of current and emerging therapies, new genetic insights, new serological markers, women's issues, economic issues, and the relation between colon cancer and IBD. Many chapters give addresses of organizations, phone numbers, and websites from which additional information and help can be obtained. Comprehensive and informative, Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutics offers physicians, patients, their families, and public health officials alike a clear, readable account of the many complex issues involved in inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis


1 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohnโ{128}{153}s Disease): Early History, Current Concepts, and 21st Century Directions -- 2 Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 3 Etiology and Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 4 Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 5 Presentation and Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 6 Radiological Findings in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 7 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Markers -- 8 Medical Therapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 9 Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 10 Ostomy Care -- 11 Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents -- 12 Nutritional/Metabolic Issues in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 13 Extraintestinal Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 14 Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 15 Gender-Specific Issues in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 16 Economics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- 17 Pathologic Features of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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