Surgery and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Although frequently thought of as a “last resort”, surgery for both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be an integral  part  of  therapy.  In  some  cases,  an  operation is needed on an urgent or emergency basis. In these circumstances, removal of the bowel or correction of other problems  related  to  inflammatory  bowel  disease  (IBD) may

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Coping with IBD

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face the challenge of an unpredictable and potentially embarrassing disease. They may be self-conscious about their symptoms or frequent visits to the bathroom, and they may fear being the target of “bathroom humor”. In addition to embarrassing symptoms, effects such as short stature, delayed puberty, and simply having a

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My Medical Information Worksheet

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MYSELF AND MY HEALTH? If I don’t know, I will ask my doctor and find out! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! I will have this information at all times and make sure to update it every year. Diagnosis: INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE – which of the following do you have? o

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Appointment Checklist

Two weeks prior to first appointment/medical records If this is your first appointment with this doctor, request your medical records from your current doctor’s office to be sent to your new doctor’s office at least 2 business weeks prior to the appointment. Call to follow-up and make sure this happens. If this is your first

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Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult IBD

As adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) grow older, they will eventually need to transition from a pediatric to an adult specialist. This transition can be challenging if young adults are not prepared to take responsibility for their healthcare. Even young adults who choose to remain with their pediatric specialist should transition from dependence on

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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals