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Ulcerative Colitis

Andrada Seicean

Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Dr. Andrada Seicean is a representative figure in endosonography, appointed head of the Gastroenterology I unit in the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is a member of ESGE, ASGE and EGEUS. Also, she is the author of about 70 articles in international journals, seven national books, and more than 50 chapters in different medical books.


Epidemiology Etiology Genetics Physiopathology Ulcerative Colitis Imaging Immunology Biological Therapy Surgery Diet Mortality Quality Of Life

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Ulcerative colitis is an idiopathic disorder of the colonic mucosa without precise cause of gut inflammation. Its prevalence is higher than the prevalence of Crohn disease. Incidence is higher in North America and northern Europe, but it has increased in countries that have adopted a western lifestyle.
Genetically susceptible individuals seem to have a dysregulated mucosal immune response to commensal gut flora, but environmental factors might trigger the disease onset.

The clinical course of ulcerative colitis is characterized by alternating periods of remission and relapse, with extension of colonic disease in time, but with similar mortality to the general population.
The treatment is complex, targeting the induction of response and remission, followed by maintenance of remission, and surgery in case of emergencies, refractoriness or intolerance to long-term maintenance treatments , or dysplasia or colorectal cancer.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in patient’s epidemiology, physiopathology, diagnosis, complications and therapy, focusing on the most important evidence-based developments in this critically important area.

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Andrada Seicean

Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Andrada Seicean graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Iuliu Hatieganu” in her native town in 1995, as head of her class. Since 2016 she has become professor of Gastroenterology at the same University, as well as a consulting gastroenterologist at the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca. Her interest has been focused on pancreatic and inflammatory bowel diseases, endoscopic ultrasound therapeutic techniques, molecular biology in pancreatic diseases and colorectal cancer. More than 70 of her articles were published in international journals. She is the author of about 70 articles in the international journals, seven national books and more than 50 chapters in different medical books.

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