CPD module: inflammatory bowel disease



We review the causes and management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis…
After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       The two types of inflammatory bowel disease
·       The differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
·       IBD prevalence and how it is increasing
·       Symptoms and complications of IBD
·       The inflammatory status in IBD
·       Environmental factors associated with IBD
·       Drug development and targets for monoclonal antibodies
·       NICE guidelines on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
·       Therapies for IBD including aminosalicylates, steroids, DMARDs and biologics
·       Management of diarrhoea due to IBD
·       Other drugs of note in relation to IBD.

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