Your child with inflammatory bowel disease : a family guide for caregiving / North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition ; editors-in-chief, Maria Oliva-Hemker, David Ziring, Athos Bousvaros.
Introduction to IBD. An overview of inflammatory bowel disease ; IBD causes and risk factors ; Why is it so difficult to diagnose IBD? -- Diagnosing IBD. The symptoms of IBD ; How to prepare for a visit to your child's IBD doctor ; Office visits and procedures for children with IBD ; Laboratory testing ; Imaging studies ; Endoscopic exams -- Treating IBD. Medications ; Surgery ; Managing specific problems ; The role of nutrition -- Living with IBD. Family life ; Different ages, different issues ; Complying with treatment ; School days ; Insurance and other financial issues -- As a child grows up. Transitions from school to work and independent living ; Transitions from pediatric to adult health care providers -- Additional information. Complementary and alternative medicine ; Where to get additional help and information ; Frequently asked questions -- Appendix. A guide to IBD medications by trade name, generic name, and medication class.