- Fecal Incontinence
|Prognosticating the Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Koliani-Pace JL1, Siegel CA2. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2019 Jul;29(3):395-404. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2019.02.003. Epub 2019 Apr 5.
1 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA.
2 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) that can lead to progressive irreversible boweldamage. Selecting the most appropriate therapy for patients is a challenge because not all patients diagnosed with IBD have complications, and the amount of time to develop a complication is different for individuals. Models using patient characteristics, genetics, and immune responses help identify those patients who require early aggressive therapy with a goal to modify their disease course. Future research will help identify the role that the microbiome, metagenomics, metaproteomics, and microRNAs play in a patient prognosis.