Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Characterize the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of IBD, including major differences between ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD).

3. Identify appropriate therapeutic outcomes for patients with IBD.

4. Describe pharmacologic treatment options for patients with acute or chronic symptoms of UC and CD.

5. Create a patient-specific drug treatment plan based on symptoms, severity, and location of UC or CD.

6. Recommend appropriate monitoring parameters and patient education for selected drug regimens for treatment of IBD.

Curing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Curing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Everyone has an upset stomach from time to time. You probably know the sort of thing I mean – sometimes you’ve got gas and at other times you feel queasy or nauseous. There may be times<br />when you can’t seem to go to the toilet for days, constipated as can be, but there are other days when diarrhea strikes and you can’t stop going!

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