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Pregnancy presents additional challenges in IBD

Thursday, January 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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www.healio.com, 12/26/19

 

ORLANDO — Pregnancy has the potential to present some difficult medical scenarios for women with inflammatory bowel disease. Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease that to manage these patients, there needs to be an emphasis on collaboration, the disease needs to be controlled beforehand if possible and physicians need to talk to the mother to find out her preferences at the beginning of the process. Finally, they need to know when to be aggressive to get the disease under control.

Kane participated in a discussion panel at Advances in IBD that presented several difficult cases involving pregnant women with IBD to help physicians manage some of the important scenarios that could come around during pregnancy.

 

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