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Crohn's Disease

1st Edition

CRC Press

624 pages

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Hardback: 9780824794101
pub: 1996-04-26
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Presents a state-of-the-art examination of Crohn's disease (CD), from an historical evolution of the field to future developments of etiopathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic management. Reviews possible etiologic agents, the various ways CD progresses, novel diagnostic techniques, and standard and innovative therapies. Emphasizes the application of recent advances in basic research to clinical management of the disease.



Congratulations to Drs. Korelitz and Prantera…a state-of-the-art publication devoted to Crohn's disease with special focus on etiopathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic management…

…provides an up-to-date all-inclusive resource…highly recommend[ed]… a worthwhile purchase and deserves a place in your library.


The book considers every aspect of the disease"…

…an excellent, unusually readable book.

"-The New England Journal of Medicine

Table of Contents


Conversation with Burrill B. Crohn, Leon Ginzburg, and Gordon Oppenheimer 63 Years after the Discovery of Crohn's Disease, Henry D. Janowitz

Causes and Mechanisms, Jeffry A. Katz and Claudio Fiocchi

Commentary, Derek Jewell

Epidemiology of Crohn's Disease, Anders Ekbom

Commentary, Robert S. Sandler

Consideration of Smoking in Patients with Crohn's Disease, Bret A. Lashner

Evaluation of the Patient

Pathology and Pathophysiology of Symptoms, William J. Tremaine

Commentary, Sidney F. Phillips

Endoscopic Evaluation, Geert D'Haens and Paul Rutgeerts

The Role of Contrast Barium X-Rays vs. Endoscopy, Burton I. Korelitz

Commentary, Robert Modigliani

Cross-Sectional Imaging in the Evaluation of Crohn's Disease, Richard M. Gore, Gary G. Ghahremani, and Frank H. Miller

Commentary, Daniel Maklansky

Proposed Measures of Disease Activity: How Useful Are They?, Cosimo Prantera and Anna Kohn

Commentary, John W. Singleton

Different Patterns of Crohn's Disease, Lloyd R. Sutherland

Commentary, David B. Sachar

General Therapeutic Approach

Immunosuppressive Therapy of Crohn's Disease: A Historical Perspective, Burton I. Korelitz

Treatment of Active Crohn's Disease with Salazopyrine and Derivatives of Aminosalicylic Acid (5-ASA), Cosimo Prantera, Maria Lia Scribano, and Eva Berto

The Role of Steroids in the Management of Crohn's Disease, Burton I. Korelitz

Clinical Picture of Crohn's Disease: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, Adrian J. Greenstein and James Aisenberg

Clinical Picture of Crohn's Disease: Lower Intestinal Tract, Norman Sohn

Commentary, John Alexander-Williams

Special Situations

Prevention of Relapse and Recurrence, Cosimo Prantera and Arnaldo Andreoli, Commentary, David B. Sachar

Nutrition and Special Diets, John E. Lennard-Jones

Commentary, Arthur D. Heller

Crohn's Disease in Childhood and Adolescence, Jay A. Barth and Richard J. Grand

Commentary, Frederic Daum

Crohn's Disease in the Elderly, Geetanjali A. Akerkar and Mark A. Peppercorn

Commentary, Nadir Arber and Peter R. Holt

Refractory Crohn's Disease, Stephen B. Hanauer

Commentary, Theodore M. Bayless

The Role of Antibiotics in Crohn's Disease, Peter S. Margolis and Walter R. Thayer, Jr.

Commentary, Cosimo Prantera

Pregnancy and Fertility in Crohn's Disease, Daniel H. Present

Commentary, Robert Burakoff

Psychosocial Issues in Crohn's Disease, Susan Levenstein

Quality of Life Issues in Crohn's Disease, Douglas A. Drossman

Commentary, Barbara S. Kirschner

The Psychiatric Treatment of Patients with Crohn's Disease, Marvin Kaplan

Commentary, Barbara S. Kirschner

Extraintestinal Manifestations, Andrew S. Warner and Richard P. MacDermott

Commentary The Systemic Nature of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lloyd Mayer

Liver Complications, Harvey M. Lieberman

Commentary, Nicholas F. LaRusso

Malignancy in Crohn's Disease, Paul M. Choi

Commentary, Burton I. Korelitz

Ileal Pouch in Crohn's Disease, R. John Nicholls

The Effects of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs on Crohn's Disease, Joseph B. Felder

Commentary, Burton I. Korelitz

Medical Therapy of Crohn's Disease: Obsolete or Unproven Approaches, Samuel Meyers

The Experience of Crohn's Disease: Is the Bed Now a Table?, Howard M. Spiro

The Future of Crohn's Disease: New Developments in Etiopathogenesis and Therapeutics, Maria T. Abreu and Stephan R. Targan

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MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gastroenterology