Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Diagnosis and Therapeutics

  • Russell D. Cohen

Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Charles N. Bernstein, James F. Blanchard
    Pages 17-31
  3. James J. Farrell, Bruce E. Sands
    Pages 33-63
  4. Themistocles Dassopoulos, Stephen Hanauer
    Pages 75-89
  5. Peter M. MacEneaney, Arunas E. Gasparaitis
    Pages 91-106
  6. Marla C. Dubinsky, Stephan R. Targan
    Pages 107-129
  7. Todd E. H. Hecht, Chinyu G. Su, Gary R. Lichtenstein
    Pages 131-156
  8. Janice C. Colwell
    Pages 201-214
  9. Ranjana Gokhale, Barbara S. Kirschner
    Pages 215-229
  10. Jeanette Newton Keith, Michael Sitrin
    Pages 231-255
  11. Elena Ricart, William J. Sandborn
    Pages 257-277
  12. William M. Bauer, Bret A. Lashner
    Pages 279-293
  13. Russell D. Cohen
    Pages 307-326
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 351-364

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Russell D. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Gastroenterology, Department of MedicineThe University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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