gastroenterology
IBD

Ultrasound tipped to improve management of IBD flares

Gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS) has the potential to predict steroid-responsiveness and need for early salvage treatment in patients with flares of ulcerative colitis. A Melbourne pilot study of 10 consecutive patients incorporated ultrasounds by two independent gastroenterologists on days 1 and 3 of IV steroid treatment, and on day 7 if the patient remained in hospital. ...

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