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 Medical treatment options for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) — Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) — have rapidly expanded with several different classes of medications now available. Traditionally, conventional therapy has consisted of mesalamine, steroids and immunomodulators, but in the era of biologic therapy, new options are available. However, variability remains in approaches […]

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Physicians who care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) must be aware of the unique health maintenance issues facing these patients in order to deliver appropriate medical care.1 Studies have shown that patients with IBD do not receive routine preventive care at the same rate as patients with other medical conditions.2 Recent data also […]

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In the realm of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), endpoints can be based on many things. We commonly use subjective assessments and complement these with more objective evaluations, including laboratory, endoscopic and radiologic studies. A great deal depends on the context in which these are considered: are they in reference to an individual patient or to […]