Advances in the management of inflammatory bowel disease
Abstract:Our understanding of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is constantly evolving, and many new treatment options have emerged recently. This review critically examines the evidence for these new developments and aims to provide an overview for medical professionals involved in the care of patients with IBD. Proposed changes in the use of aminosalicylates, immunosuppressants and biological agents are described, and the evidence for several promising novel agents is reviewed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales and 2: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Publication date: 2010-04-01