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.
ULCERATIVE COLITIS OVERVIEW
Definition of Ulcerative colitis
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
Incidence and prevalence
Age, race, and ethnicity
Affected anatomical areas
Effects on the gastrointestinal system
Complications and sequelae
Patient history and physical examination
Barium contrasts studies
Computed Tomography (CT scan) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)