I.IBD Foundations: Anatomy and Physiology.- Epidemiology.- Aetiology, Pathophysiology and Localisation.- II. Diagnosis, Assessment and Monitoring: Clinical Assessment.- Endoscopy.- Lab.- Radiology.- Histopathology.- Monitoring.- Differential Diagnosis.-III.Managing IBD: Medical Management 1: General.- Medical Management 2: Conventional.- Medical Management 3: Biological.- New Therapeutic Treatments.- Antibiotics and Microflora (FMP).- Risks and Side-Effects of Medical Therapy.- Surgical Management.- Short Bowel Syndrome.- Alternative Therapies.- IV. Complications and Comorbidities: EIMs.- Penetrating CD and Fistulae.- Opportunistic Infections.- Cancer.- V. The Patient in... Newly Diagnosed Patient.- Fertility, Pregnancy and Lactation.- Young IBD.- Elderly.- Patient Priorities.- Dietary Management.- Stoma.- Pouch Care.- Adherence.- Constipation.- VI. Lifestyle Issues: Travel and Vaccination.- Smoking and Drugs.- Stress and Psychological Support.- Communication Skills.- Sport.- Sex and Intimacy.- Patient Support Groups.- VII. Research: Clinical Studies.- Nursing Research.- VIII. IBD Nursing: Training and Education.- E-health.- In Patient Care.- Nursing Support and IBD Networking.- Advice Lines.- Clinics.- Maintaining and IBD Nurse Service.- IBD Nurse Within the MDT.
This comprehensive manual discusses the many aspects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), providing relevant information along with practical guidance. The reader is also directed to additional resources for extra and current information.
This book comes at a time when the number of people suffering from the two major forms of IBD, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), is rising around the globe. Despite their huge impact on daily life and health economics, these diseases are not fully understood, and diagnosis and treatment remains a significant challenge. IBD nurses are increasingly recognised as key clinicians within the multidisciplinary team caring for people with IBD. Through experience and specialist knowledge IBD nurses provide timely support, advice, and treatment for people living with this unpredictable condition. IBD nurses are also well placed to liaise with the wider team, developing patient centred services which best fit their local health framework.
The combined international expertise and accessible guidance here will equip nurses, or any clinician wanting to increase their competence in IBD management. Thereby this manual aims to contribute to the optimisation of IBD care throughout the world.
Andreas Sturm is Professor of Medicine at the Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and head of the department of internal medicine and gastroenterology at the German Red Cross Hospital Berlin, Westend, an academic teaching hospital of the Charite.
His university education began in Aachen, Germany, where he gained first class honors in medicine in 1994. Since then, his medical career has involved extensive work in gastroenterology, including a research fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He awarded his qualification in 2004 as an university lecturer for the field of Internal Medicine at the Charite Berlin and is since then member of the faculty. Prof. Sturm is also certified as fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterologist.
He served as coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Center for Colorectal Cancer of the Charite, president of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease working group of the German Association for Digestive and Metabolic Disorders and member and chair of the scientific committee of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). He is a founding member and was first speaker of the German IBD Study Group (GISG). He is currently member of the Advisory Board of the Competence Network IBD and Chair of the Guideline committee of ECCO.
Dr. Sturm gained the Board certification for Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nutrition (DifE) and Proctology and is certified for medical cancer therapy, GI oncology (DGVS) and inflammatory bowel disease (DGVS). He has more than 100 scientific manuscripts and book chapters published in international journals, including Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Investigations or Gut and has worked as a reviewer for numerous journals and organizations. He invented and started the first German IBD nursing course in 2008, still running successfully since then.
Lydia White has been the IBD nursing lead at the John Radcliffe Hospital tertiary referral unit in Oxford for over 10 years growing the nursing service to a team well integrated with the wider multidisciplinary team and supporting a the large cohort of IBD patients. She has done-post graduate education in Advanced Gastro-Intestinal Nursing at Kings College London and Oxford Brookes University and now holds a Master's degree and independent prescribing qualification in the specialty.