Dr. David Rubin, Dr. Sonia Friedman and Dr. Farraye have designed this unique reference, which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with IBD. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to IBD with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate IBD.
Curbside Consultation in IBD: 49 Clinical Questions provides information provides information that high-volume clinicians will appreciate, and yet is basic enough for residents.
Gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in training, surgical attendings, and surgical residents will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
- Which patients might be better for a “top down” approach (using anti-TNF therapy before steroids or proven failure of oral thiopurines)? What clinical behavior or serological markers might you use to identify these patients?
- When is it appropriate to switch to another biologic therapy?
- Should I be using chromoendoscopy in my surveillance colonoscopy in IBD? How and which agent? Would narrow band imaging be an alternative for this?
- Can we follow flat low-grade dysplasia? Is any dysplasia really flat or just a spectrum of depth and size?
- If women continue infliximab therapy during pregnancy, what are the implications
for the baby? What should we be telling our patients about vaccinations?