Articles UCUlcerative Colitis Medical Case

38-year-old male requiring oral steroids for treatment of flare

Age: 38 Gender: male The important feature of this management plan is that the patient understood that it could take up to 2 weeks for the prednisone to start working. Though the patient was on prednisone for many w...

30-year-old male requiring an anti-TNF (a biologic)

Age: 30 Gender: male The important feature of this management plan is that when things don't go as planned (the patient got worse on oral prednisone), there is an immediate communication between the patient and thei...

35-year-old male with ulcerative colitis requiring 5-ASA to maintain remission

Age: 35 Gender: male The patient is thrilled he is feeling better and understands the importance of continuing to take his prescribed 5-ASA. The patient's girlfriend asks him, "Since you are feeling so well why do y...

24-year-old female requiring Imuran

Age: 24 Gender: female The important feature of this management plan is that when symptoms returned coming off prednisone, a change of plan occurred. Recurrent use of prednisone, or continuing on prednisone is not a...

27-year-old female with ulcerative colitis requiring 5-ASA suppositories

Age: 27 Gender: female The important feature of this management plan is that the patient understood the importance of using her suppositories beyond the resolution of symptoms to achieve healing of the bowel. If one...

19 year old female requiring steroid enema therapy

Age: 19 Gender: female The patient tolerates the foam. The patient is feeling much better. Her bowel routine has returned to normal, and she is no longer seeing blood. To reduce the risk of another flare the doctor ...