What are the Treatment Goals for IBD?

In this University of Chicago Medicine video, shared in January 2015, Dr. David T. Rubin, co-director of the Digestive Diseases Center, explains his department’s goals for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including clarifying the diagnosis and the disease’s many elements, and achieving an “induction of remission,” which, he says, means “getting the person back to the way they might have felt before they even had the disease.”

He also discusses types of therapies for patients who are in what is called “maintenance stage,” when the goal is to prevent relapses.

Learn more about the medical advances being made in inflammatory bowel diseases.

The two most common forms of IBD are ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), and Dr. Rubin talks about the symptoms that mark these two conditions.

Find out more about the differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis here. 

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