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Management of inflammatory bowel diseases: Clinical perspectives

Special issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology highlights major advances in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) treatment

Peer-Reviewed Publication

American Gastroenterological Association

Bethesda, MD (May 6, 2020) -- In a new special issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), leading international experts provide a comprehensive update on the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) for the practicing clinician.

The articles published in the special issue, "Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Clinical Perspectives" analyze and interpret key breakthroughs in IBD treatment, examine the increasingly complex and algorithmic treatments presented to reduce IBD-related morbidity, and focus on the importance of treating beyond symptom relief to achieve objective targets.

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Introduction to the issue

* Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Clinical Perspectives; by Siddharth Singh, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Ashwin Ananthakrishnan

Review articles

* Changing Global Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Sustaining Health Care Delivery into the 21st Century; Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, Gilaad G. Kaplan, Siew C. Ng

* Identifying Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at High vs. Low Risk of Complications; Corey A. Siegel, Charles N. Bernstein

* Positioning Therapies in the Management of Crohn's Disease; Nghia H. Nguyen, Siddharth Singh, William J. Sandborn

* Positioning of Therapies in Ulcerative Colitis; Silvio Danese, Gionata Fiorino, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet

* How, When, and for Whom Should We Perform Therapeutic Drug Monitoring?; Severine Vermeire, Erwin Dreesen, Konstantinos Papamichael, Marla C. Dubinsky

* How Do We Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases to Aim For Endoscopic Remission?; Parambir S. Dulai, Vipul Jairath

* Use of Cross-Sectional Imaging for Tight Monitoring of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Mariangela Allocca, Silvio Danese, Valérie Laurent, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet

* Predicting, Preventing and Managing Treatment-Related Complications in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Laurent Beaugerie, Jean-François Rahier, Julien Kirchgesner

* A Users Guide to De-escalating Immunomodulator and Biologic Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Robert P. Hirten, Peter L. Lakatos, Jonas Halfvarson, Jean Frederic Colombel

* Inpatient Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Related Complications; Manreet Kaur, Robin L. Dalal, Seth Shaffer, David A. Schwartz, David T. Rubin

* Perioperative and Postoperative Management of Patients with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis; Edward L. Barnes, Amy L. Lightner, Miguel Regueiro

* Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Special Populations: Obese, Old or Obstetric; Siddharth Singh, Sherman Picardo, Cynthia H. Seow

* Dietary Guidance From the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Arie Levine, Jonathan M. Rhodes, James O. Lindsay, Maria T. Abreu, Michael A. Kamm, Peter R. Gibson, Christoph Gasche, Mark S. Silverberg, Uma Mahadevan, Rotem Sigall Boneh, Eyton Wine, Oriana M. Damas, Graeme Syme, Gina L. Trakman, Chu Kion Yao, Stefanie Stockhamer, Muhammad B. Hammami, Luis C. Garces, Gerhard Rogler, Ioannis E. Koutroubakis, Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, Liam McKeever, James D. Lewis

* Management of Patients With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Enterocolitis: a Systematic Review; Michael Collins, Emilie Soularue, Lysiane Marthey, Franck Carbonnel

The special issue also includes a compilation of AGA patient education resources on IBD AGA's GI Patient Center also provides patient-education pages on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis written by AGA experts and presented in an easy-to-understand format for all patients.

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