A comprehensive guide to easing the discomfort of your child's inflammatory bowel disease.
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The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is the premier organization for physicians caring for children with digestive disorders in North America. NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children, and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research, and education. Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD, is the Stermer Family Professor of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. David Ziring, MD, is the associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric IBD Program and an associate clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Shehzad A. Saeed, MD, is a professor at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine, the chief medical value based care officer at Dayton Children's Hospital, and the chief medical officer at Dayton Children's Health Partners. Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH, is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, the associate director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and the associate chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital.
List of ContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I1. An Overview of Inflammatory Bowel Disease2. IBD Causes and Risk Factors3. Why Is IBD So Difficult to Diagnose?Part II4. The Symptoms of IBD5. How to Prepare for a Visit to Your Child's IBD Doctor6. Office Visits and Procedures for Children with IBD7. Laboratory Testing8. Imaging Studies9. Endoscopic ExamsPart III10. Medical Treatments11. Surgery12. Managing Specific Problems13. The Role of Nutrition14. Complementary and Alternative TherapiesPart IV15. Family Life16. Different Ages, Different Issues17. Following the Treatment Plan18. School Days19. Insurance and Other Financial IssuesPart V20. Transitions from School to Work and Independent Living21. Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Health ProvidersPart VI22. Where to Get Additional Help and Information23. Frequently Asked QuestionsAppendixGlossaryIndex
"An interesting and easy read... anyone who has been diagnosed with a condition that fits within the IBD definition would also benefit from the read."
--Nursing Times "This is an invaluable resource for any family living with inflammatory bowel disease. Written clearly and accessibly, it covers all the important aspects of IBD. It's a wonderful companion guide, full of information, support, and resources that will help a child and his or her family manage all facets of the disease."
--Kimberly Frederick, LCSW, MSW, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
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