Canadian Bowel Disease Experts and Patients Develop Five Key Treatment Recommendations

Canadian Bowel Disease Experts and Patients Develop Five Key Treatment Recommendations
Crohn's and Colitis Canada and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology have developed a list of five key recommendations that they urge patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis to discuss with their physicians. The list consists of don'ts — treatments doctors and patients should avoid. The inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) recommendations deal with tests, treatments and procedures. They stemmed in part from the Choosing Wisely Canada national healthcare campaign, whose main goal was to improve patient-doctor communication. "It is vital that Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients feel that they can have informed discussions with their physicians about their care," Mina Mawani, president and CEO of Crohn's and Colitis Canada, said in a press release. "This list provides information and guidance around five key priority areas that patients should be aware of during discussions with their doctors, and they should feel empowered to raise questions if they feel it necessary," she said. A group of experts and patients developed the recommendations. The experts included radiologists and members of Crohn's and Colitis Canada, the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, and the Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network for Research and
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