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Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

, 296 pages

17 b&w illus.

November 2017



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Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Family Guide for Caregiving

second edition

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common condition in children and adolescents. Parents and other family members typically have many questions about the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments associated with various forms of IBD including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. In this book, medical experts explain all you need to know about IBD and answer important questions, including:

• What are inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis?• Is there a cure for IBD?• How is IBD going to affect my child’s daily life?• Will my child’s diet change?• Can my child still play sports?• Will my child need surgery?• What are the side effects of commonly prescribed medications?• What challenges may my child face at school and socially, especially as he or she grows older?

This new edition has been thoroughly revised with updated scientific evidence. The chapters on medical therapies have been expanded to include robust discussions of emerging biologic medications and forms of nutrition used for treating IBD. A new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies expands on this topic.

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.

"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."

"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."

"This is an invaluable guide, full of information and resources that can help families manage all facets of inflammatory bowel disease."