Medicine » Gastroenterology

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Advances in Pathogenesis and Management

Edited by Sami Karoui, ISBN 978-953-307-891-5, 332 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 27, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1218

This book is dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease, and the authors discuss the advances in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as several new parameters involved in the etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, such as intestinal barrier dysfunction and the roles of TH 17 cells and IL 17 in the immune response in inflammatory bowel disease. The book also focuses on several relevant clinical points, such as pregnancy during inflammatory bowel disease and the health-related quality of life as an end point of the different treatments of the diseases. Finally, advances in management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease are discussed, especially in a complete review of the recent literature.