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Review article: The management of inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9845394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy is a particular challenge because adequate disease control before and during gestation is essential for both maternal and foetal health. As a practical problem this situation arises frequently, because a quarter of patients conceive after the diagnosis of their disease. Many of the clinical, biochemical, radiological and endoscopic investigations that are used to monitor and assess disease activity are difficult to use and interpret during pregnancy. Furthermore, patients and clinicians often have concerns about the safety of medical and surgical treatments for the foetus. This review is designed for the practising clinician, to guide the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease before and during pregnancy. The literature is at times conflicting and data on some issues are scanty, therefore recommendations are based on the balance of evidence including, if necessary, extrapolation from other conditions.
J M Subhani; M I Hamiliton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0269-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-09     Completed Date:  1999-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1039-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy*
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome

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