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VIDEO: Management of difficult-to-treat IBD cases



PHILADELPHIA – The lack of evidence-based management strategies for the treatment of difficult inflammatory bowel disease cases, such as with Crohn’s disease, can lead to confusion for some clinicians.

Dr. Mark T. Osterman, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, discusses when to use antibiotics in Crohn’s disease and when to consider antibiotics in combination with draining fistulae. He also discusses available pharmacotherapies, and the value of bowel rest.

“The best treatment of all for difficult inflammatory bowel disease is aggressive and early, so that the condition doesn’t go from bad to worse,” Dr. Osterman said.

The video was recorded at this year’s meeting of Digestive Diseases: New Advances, a meeting held by Global Academy for Medical Education and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Global Academy and this news organization are owned by the same company.

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