Crohn’s Disease

Basic Principles

  • Alessandro Fichera
  • Mukta K. Krane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Joseph E. Bornstein, Randolph M. Steinhagen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Tara M. Connelly, Walter A. Koltun
    Pages 15-33
  4. Rebecca A. Fausel, Timothy L. Zisman
    Pages 35-48
  5. Joel Pekow, Russell D. Cohen
    Pages 49-63
  6. Michael F. McNeeley, Malak Itani, Charles A. Rohrmann Jr.
    Pages 65-74
  7. Sachin S. Kumbhar, Ryan B. O’Malley, Manjiri K. Dighe, Neeraj Lalwani
    Pages 75-86
  8. Scott David Lee, Kindra Clark-Snustad, Jessica Fisher
    Pages 87-119
  9. Emma Calabrese, Francesca Zorzi
    Pages 121-130
  10. Joseph H. Yacoub, Aytekin Oto
    Pages 131-146
  11. S. K. Sharma, J. W. Milsom
    Pages 147-165
  12. Cheguevara Afaneh, Fabrizio Michelassi
    Pages 167-174
  13. Amila Husic, Tonia M. Young-Fadok
    Pages 175-182
  14. Patricia L. Roberts
    Pages 183-195
  15. Essie Kueberuwa, Larry J. Gottlieb
    Pages 197-210
  16. Amy L. Halverson
    Pages 211-218
  17. Britt Christensen, David T. Rubin
    Pages 219-226
  18. Toru Kono, Alessandro Fichera
    Pages 227-236
  19. Kara De Felice, Laura E. Raffals
    Pages 245-253
  20. Julia Berian, Mukta K. Krane
    Pages 281-290
  21. Felipe Bellolio-Roth, Robin S. McLeod
    Pages 291-298
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the current diagnosis and treatment strategies for Crohn’s disease. Care of these patients and clinical conditions can be quite complex and often require a multidisciplinary approach. Sections of the book are based on the most current, evidenced-based resources and have been structured to review the etiology and diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, discuss advances in medical and surgical treatment, illustrate emerging technologies impacting the care of patients with Crohn’s disease, and examine functional and quality of life outcomes in this patient population. The text reviews our understanding of the influence of molecular and genetic factors in the development and pattern of Crohn’s disease. Current methods of diagnosis and strategies in the medical management of patients with Crohn’s disease are evaluated including the use of biologic agents. Resection and bowel sparing techniques for primary and recurrent disease as well as advances in endoscopy and laparoscopy are discussed in detail. In addition, factors influencing the quality of life of patients with Crohn’s disease are examined including nutrition, enterostomal care, fertility, and sexual function.


Written by recognized experts in their field, Crohn’s Disease: Basic Principles highlights the integrated multidimensional aspect of caring for patients with Crohn’s disease and will be of great value to colon and rectal surgeons, general surgeons, gastroenterologists, internists, as well as fellows and upper level residents in training.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Fichera
    • 1
  • Mukta K. Krane
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14180-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14181-7
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