ECCO IBD Curriculum
13.4. Understands the burden of psychological morbidity in IBD and how to treat it
This course has been developed for physicians interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the use of complementary medicines and psychotherapy in IBD patients in order to improve patient outcomes.
After this case you will:
- Know the evidence for the use of dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and cannabis in IBD patients
- Be able to identify which herbs or dietary supplements might be useful as complementary therapies in IBD
- Understand the relation between anxiety/depression, stress and fatigue in IBD
- Be able to identify the role of psychological therapies in IBD
- Understand the benefits and side-effects of manipulative and body-based practices
- Counsel your patient on manipulative and body-based practices
This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the prediction, diagnosis and management of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) patients and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment in order to improve patient outcomes.
Upon completion of this activity learners will:
- Have insights into the basic epidemiology of ulcerative colitis
- Know current treatment options for severe ulcerative colitis, including colectomy
- Be able to use ciclosporin correctly in severe ulcerative colitis
- Understand when to order thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity when starting azathioprine