Inflammatory Bowel Disease – An Update
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a medical term that describes a group of conditions in which the intestines become inflamed. Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of IBD in the world. Early diagnosis and treatment for IBD is critical.
While nearly all IBD patients will be under specialist care, with their medications instigated by IBD specialists, GPs will have a role in monitoring response to treatment and potential side effects of medications, arranging specialist appointments and reviewing endoscopies.
This GP lecture explores the latest developments in treating IBD, non-invasive monitoring techniques available, common side effects that may be experienced and increasing the awareness of the important role a GP has in the day to day health of the IBD patient.
- Familiarise oneself with the new medications available for IBD
- Identify non-invasive monitoring techniques for IBD
- Recognise the common side effects of biological drugs used for IBD
- Presenter(s):Simon Jakobovits
- Duration:59.54 min
- Activity ID:150332
- QI&CPD Points:2