Inflammatory bowel disease in the critically ill

Oscar Alvarez, Charles E. Brady

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Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are characterized by a chronic relapsing course, often requiring multiple medical and surgical interventions. Despite their chronicity, these conditions can present as true and potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal emergencies as well as extraintestinal emergencies. The successful management of such complications depends on early diagnosis and the judicious and timely use of both medical and surgical therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Critical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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