Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents in New Zealand
This document aims to provide an evidence-based guide to the diagnosis and management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in children and adolescents across New Zealand. The recommendations within this document provide a guide and may not encompass every clinical situation. The guideline is formulated within the framework of the Paediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Network.
The Clinical Guideline
A index-based guide to the content is listed below or you can click on this link to access a pdf of the whole document.
What is IBD and how is it caused
|Approach to Diagnosis
Presentation patterns and initial investigations
|Definitive Diagnostic Investigations
Includes endoscopic, histologic and radiological findings
|Baseline assessment at the time of diagnosis|
|Management of children with IBD
Including the model of care, initial management steps following diagnosis
|Induction of remission
Common therapies for IBD in children and adolescents
|Management of acute severe colitis (ASC)|
|Maintenance of remission of IBD|
|Monitoring of children with IBD
Including regular and annual screening bloods, monitoring of growth, bone mineral density, vaccination status, colonoscopic surveillance and iron deficiency anaemia
|Assessment of disease activity
Including PCDAI, PUCAI and PGA
|Transition from paediatric care|
|Support and education|
Links to each appendix are listed separately below. Alternatively, you can click on this link for all the appendices in one document.
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