Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Editors: Mamula, Petar, Markowitz, Jonathan E., Baldassano, Robert N. (Eds.)

  • Hugely informative on pediatric IBD diagnostics – making this a wonderfully practical text for gastroenterologists and others
  • Wide-ranging coverage including genetics and epidemiology
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About this book

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are the most common and most significant chronic disorders in Pediatric Gastroenterology. The onset of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis in the first two decades of life presents a number of diagnostic and therapeutic challenges that are unique to pediatric patients. Although the studies available for pediatric diagnosis have improved dramatically in the past three decades, the improvement in technology alone cannot account for the increased frequency of IBD recognized in early childhood. While therapy for older patients has improved dramatically with the use of immunomodulators and the development of exciting biologic strategies, rarely if ever have comprehensive studies of the pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of any of the IBD medications been performed in pediatric patients. A number of excellent medications are not available in liquid preparations that can be swallowed by children, and others, such as timed-release formulations, are developed for delivery to an adult gastrointestinal tract. It is unfortunate that the care we provide to children is often an extrapolation of what is known about and available for adults with IBD. Pediatric patients with IBD face a number of unique challenges. The onset of disease before puberty can be devastating. Growth failure is a particularly difficult problem with potentially permanent consequences. Much of the pediatric specific research has focused on the role of nutritional therapy to treat growth failure and induce remission.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a thorough discussion of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease … . written for pediatric gastroenterologists, the book is a useful reference for any person caring for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients, including residents, general pediatricians, adult gastroenterologists, and internists. … an outstanding review of pediatric IBD for anyone involved in the care of patients with this disorder. Topics … are discussed well in an easy-to-read manner with numerous references. The book is printed on high-quality, glossy paper allowing excellent reproduction of photographs … ." (Essam Imseis, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2008)

"This book provides a thorough update of the pathophysiology and clinical features of gastrointestinal disease in children … . Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease will be an important resource primarily for pediatric gastroenterologists. However, all physicians who care for children with inflammatory bowel disease will find that it serves as a model for organizing clinicians to collectively advance the knowledge of the disorder through common clinical practice and participation in future research protocols." (Kathleen J. Motil, The New England Journal of Medicine, September, 2008)


Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    McGreal, Nancy (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Gut Immunity and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Faubion, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

  • Cytokines and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Zoeten, Edwin F. de (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Epidemiology of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Saeed, Shehzad (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Epidemiology and Clinical Features

    Heyman, Melvin B. (et al.)

    Pages 61-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Editors
  • Petar Mamula
  • Jonathan E. Markowitz
  • Robert N. Baldassano
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73481-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73481-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 686
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
Topics