BMJ Learning: Gastroenterology modules

Here are the latest modules in gastroenterology from BMJ Learning

NICE guidance – updates

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BMJ Clinical Review: Ulcerative colitis

CLINICAL REVIEW

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f432 (Published 5 February 2013)

Summary points

  • Ulcerative colitis affects one in 200 people in developed nations

  • The condition commonly presents in young adults

  • Most people with ulcerative colitis will have a normal life expectancy

  • 5-aminosalicylates and thiopurines are effective at preventing relapse of disease activity

  • Patients are at increased risk of colorectal cancer and should undergo regular surveillance colonoscopy

  • Bone densitometry is recommended in patients who need repeated courses of glucocorticosteroids and those at high risk of osteoporosis

  • Most drugs used to treat ulcerative colitis are safe during pregnancy