Gastroenterology

Understanding Ulcerative Colitis

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Understanding Ulcerative Colitis

Understanding Ulcerative Colitis
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Course Length:

  • 36 topics
  • 60 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program is designed to ulcerative colitis (UC), its causes, pathology, and management. The program begins with a brief overview of the nature of inflammatory bowel diseases (or IBDs), such as UC, followed by a look at the epidemiology of this disease. You will then review the pathology of ulcerative colitis, as well as the basics of its clinical diagnosis and treatment options.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Define ulcerative colitis.
  • Summarize the epidemiological information about ulcerative colitis.
  • Describe the symptoms, pathology, and complications of ulcerative colitis.
  • Explain the diagnostic procedures for ulcerative colitis.
  • List and describe the treatment options for ulcerative colitis.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning Objectives
  3. ULCERATIVE COLITIS OVERVIEW
    1. Overview
    2. Definition of Ulcerative colitis
    3. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
    4. Progress Check
  4. EPIDEMIOLOGY
    1. Overview
    2. Incidence and prevalence
    3. Risk factors
      • Age, race, and ethnicity
      • Family history
      • Smoking
      • Appendectomy
    4. Progress check
  5. PATHOLOGY
    1. Overview
    2. Pathophysiology
      • Affected anatomical areas
      • Effects on the gastrointestinal system
    3. Etiology
      • Immune dysfunction
      • Genetics
    4. Symptoms
    5. Complications and sequelae
      • Colon cancer
    6. Progress check
  6. CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS
    1. Overview
    2. Patient history and physical examination
    3. Clinical tests
      • Blood tests
      • Stool tests
    4. Imaging
      • Barium contrasts studies
      • Computed Tomography (CT scan) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    5. Special diagnosis tests
      • Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (p-ANCA) antigen and anti-S cerevisiae antibodies [ASCA])
      • Colonoscopy /proctosigmoidoscopy and biopsy
    6. Disease classification
      • Classification by severity
      • Anatomical classification
    7. Differential diagnoses
      • Crohn’s disease
      • Colon cancer
      • Other Colitis
      • Irritable bowel syndrome
      • Diverticulitis
    8. Progress check
  7. TREATMENT PRINCIPLES
    1. Overview
    2. Medication
      • Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs
      • Immunosuppressants
      • Biological therapies
      • Antibiotics
      • Other symptomatic therapies
    3. Surgery
      • Indications
      • Proctocolectomy
    4. Lifestyle, diet and nutrition
    5. Progress check
  8. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. Summary
    2. Final assessment
  9. END OF PROGRAM
  10. GLOSSARY
  11. REFERENCES



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