Tips from our featured course
IBD: Pathophysiology: What do you know?
- Current knowledge of the symptoms and onset of IBDs has made early diagnosis and treatment the norm.
- IBDs like most other chronic diseases are most costly in the elderly population.
- In ulcerative colitis (UC), weight loss is typically not severe.
- Diet has been established as a causative agent for IBDs.
[Coming end of May: renovated IBD, quizlet, Module A, Pathophysiology]
IBD: Less Invasive Diagnostic Options
Less-invasive, safe and relatively inexpensive evaluative strategies such as non-invasive markers of inflammation and small bowel ultrasonography have potential benefits. A new rapid test for fecal calprotectin performed by patients themselves at home is being tested and presents a new way of monitoring patients remotely through e-Health.
It may be possible to identify patients with subclinical disease activity and thereby optimize treatment prior to a clinical flare or the need for expensive inpatient care.
[Coming end of May: renovated IBD, Module B, Assessment]