Slide Shows

Module: Understanding IBD
Slide Show - What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This slide set describes what happens to the immune system to cause Crohn’s disease, its symptoms (such as abdominal pain and diarrhea), and factors that contribute to its development (including genetics and environmental factors).

Slide Show - What is Ulcerative Colitis?

This slide show describes the cause, symptoms, and factors in the development of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Slide Show - Diagnosing IBD

No single test can diagnose or rule out inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, several tools and tests, described in this slide show, can be used together to help diagnose IBD, determine the extent of disease, and distinguish between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. They can also help predict the probable course and outcome of IBD.

Slide Show - What Are the Goals of IBD Management?

This slide show describes the goals of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management and how patients can take an active role in managing their disease.

Slide Show - Understanding the Risks and Benefits of IBD Therapies

This slide show describes risks of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and risks/benefits of medication (5-ASAs, steroids, immunomodulators, & biologics).

Module: Treatment for IBD
Slide Show - Preparing for IBD therapy

This slide show describes ways patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can prepare for their therapy and medications.

Slide Show - Chronic Inflammation in IBD and How Anti-TNF Therapy Works

This slideshow describes the role therapies have in controlling inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The risks associated with untreated or undertreated IBD and the side effects of drugs that are commonly used to treat IBD are described. In addition, information is provided for patients who are preparing to start IBD therapy, including aminosalicylates, steroids, immunomodulators, and biologics, with an in-depth discussion of anti-TNF alpha agents.

Module: Surgery and IBD
Slide Show - Small Bowel and Large Bowel Surgery for IBD

This slide show describes surgery for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – IPAA, removal of colon, intestinal resection, & stricturoplasty.

Slide Show - What is an Ileostomy?

This slide show describes what an ileostomy entails, what a stoma is, what an ostomy pouch is, and goals of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery.

Module: Pregnancy and IBD
Slide Show - Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes with IBD

This slideshow describes issues females with IBD should consider before getting pregnant. The fertility of patients with IBD and healthy people is compared, and the ways in which IBD may affect a pregnancy are described. The slideshow emphasizes the need to establish remission before becoming pregnant and to maintain remission during pregnancy by using safe medications. Finally, the topic of whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking IBD medications is addressed.

Slide Show - IBD Treatment Options During Pregnancy

This slide show describes treatment options during pregnancy for women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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