Inflammatory bowel disease in the critically ill

Oscar Alvarez, Charles E. Brady

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Abstract

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
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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