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Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD
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Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD

by Hillary Steinhart
 

"It is estimated that as many as one million Americans have IBD [inflammatory bowel disease] — with that number evenly split between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis"
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD is written by a leading expert in the field and provides the most

Overview

"It is estimated that as many as one million Americans have IBD [inflammatory bowel disease] — with that number evenly split between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis"
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD is written by a leading expert in the field and provides the most current and significant information on these conditions. The book answers important questions and covers topics such as:

  • What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How do you get Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?
  • What to expect when you have IBD?
  • Dietary treatment
  • Drug therapy
  • Surgery
  • Psychological factors
  • Children with IBD,
    and
  • Alternative medicinal therapies.

Learning as much as possible about the condition is an important step toward taking charge and alleviating the negative effects of IBD on daily life. With this book, patients will gain a better understanding of diagnosis and treatment and begin to lead useful and productive lives. While there is no cure at this time for either condition, Dr. Steinhart's expertise and realistic advice will go a long way to improving a patient's health and quality of life and providing reassurance to their loved ones.

Editorial Reviews

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
Would I recommend this [book] to my patients? I would do so absolutely and without reservation.
— Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada - Ford Bursey
Why another book on IBD you might ask? Well this book has raised the bar in the field of medical information for the general public. The approach taken by Dr. Hillary Steinhart in this book Crohn's and Colitis, results in a clear discussion of an illness that at times seems confusing and that may even be overwhelming for patients and their families. He has set the standard to which other authors should strive; not only in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but also in all books that intend to educate the public about medical conditions.... This is an excellent overview of IBD that is written in a style that is easy to understand, yet contains enough detail that it could function as an introduction to the subject for medical students and many other health care professionals.... Would I recommend this [book] to my patients? I would do so absolutely and without reservation.
National Association of Crohn's and Colitis - Georgina Shaman
An informative and comprehensive read... The book is written with an uncomplicated, easy to understand style, and with a factual and positive tone.... Many of the questions and answers raised are important to the personal lives of the reader, such as intimacy and social aspects.... The book is written for the lay reader and explains all technical and medical terms carefully.... This informative and optimistic book is a must have for anyone suffering or caring for a person with Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Willem J de Villiers, MD, PhD, MHCM (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This book is intended as a resource for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their family members. It represents a culmination of the clinical experiences of Dr. Steinhart and his colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital, the personal experiences of patients with IBD and the most recent medical research in this field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date information to patients and their families on the many aspects of IBD. There is an abundance of misinformation about this disease. As a reputable source for patients, this book nicely achieves the author's objectives.
Audience: Although generally written for patients with IBD and their families, this is also a good resource for medical students, residents, and other practitioners who see and treat patients with IBD. Dr. Steinhart is Head of the division of gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada. Dr. Steinhart has extensive clinical and research expertise in IBD, and he has made an invaluable contribution to the field.
Features: The book begins with a general overview of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Etiology, epidemiology, and genetic factors are discussed in detail. The second part of the book covers the practical aspects of disease management, and includes a discussion of diet, medications, and psychological aspects associated with the disease. The section on dietary strategies for managing IBD is excellent. The bulleted key points, lead-in case studies, and commonly asked questions are an effective way to present information and enhance the overall readability of the book. The diagrams greatly aid the understanding of surgical concepts. I might have included a short discussion regarding alternative and/or complementary medicine use by these patients, as it is very common.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive, up-to-date book for patients and healthcare providers on the many aspects of IBD understanding and management. The information is accurate and thorough, but written in a style that is easy for most to read and understand. The author does an outstanding job of answering the questions most commonly asked by patients. In a healthcare environment that often limits our ability to effectively educate our patients about their disease, it is nice to have a resource to recommend to them. I highly recommend this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778801320
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
04/20/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
918,343
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. A. Hillary Steinhart, MD, MSc, FRCP (C) is Head of the Combined Division of Gastroenterology for Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network in Toronto. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His research interests are in the areas of clinical trials, outcomes assessments, and the genetics of inflammatory bowel diseases.

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