A newly updated edition from one of the most respected and authoritative experts on Crohn's and colitis.
For anyone who suffers from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, an understanding of inflammatory bowel disease is the key to developing effective management strategies. Crohn's and Colitis aims to help patients deepen their knowledge about their disease, and it has been recognized by practitioners and patients alike for its invaluable information and its supportive and easy-to-follow approach. It has long been a market leader, with over 30,000 copies sold.
This new edition is poised to continue the trend. It features updated content based on the most current research and standards for diagnosis and treatment, along with information on genetics-based drugs and naturopathic treatments. It is a valuable tool for improving quality of life for anyone diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.
Crohn's and Colitis also includes information on underlying causes, clinical features and effective treatments. With informative charts, case studies, "Did You Know?" boxes and answers to frequently asked questions, this book truly aims to help patients improve their health and well-being in a way that is friendly and accessible.
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.
[Review of previous edition:] 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.
[Review of previous edition:] 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.