Q&A with Talha A. Malik, MD, MPHGastroenterology|2019|16:51
1. What do Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis have in common? 2. Elaborate on the lifelong disease state of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 3. Do IBDs burn out as patients get older? 4. What symptoms should a primary care provider look out for when considering an IBD diagnosis? 5. How is endoscopy used in the diagnosis of patients with IBD? 6. Do Crohn's Disease patients need an additional upper endoscopy for diagnosis? 7. What are some newer treatment options for IBD? 8. Does diet play any role in the management of IBD? 9. Do we have to pay particular attention to Vitamin B12 deficiency in Crohn's patients? 10. Talk about patients with IBD who want to get pregnant. 11. How frequently should IBD patients receive colonoscopies? 12. Is there a role for total colectomy in decreasing or eliminating the risk of colon cancer in IBD patients? 13. What is the role of a primary care provider in managing patients with IBD?