826 Gastroenterology & Hepatology Volume 7, Issue 12 December 2011
AdvAnces in iBd
section editor: stephen B. Hanauer, Md
Current Developments in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Diagnosis and Treatment of
William J. Tremaine, MD
Maxine and Jack Zarrow Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
G&H How is the term indeterminate colitis
no? specific? features? for? either? Crohn’s? disease? (CD)?
cannot? be? made? based? on? standard? clinical? testing,?
G&H How many patients with inflammatory
bowel disease are classified as having
involving? the? colon,? the? frequency? of? indeterminate?
G&H Is indeterminate colitis a distinct clinical
entity, or do these patients simply have an
unusual presentation that prevents them from
being diagnosed with either CD or UC?
WJT? There? are? certainly? patients? who? later? declare?
this? in-between? state,? suggesting? that? indeterminate?
G&H What is the significance of indeterminate
failed? medical? therapy? and? are? facing? colectomy.? The?
proctocolectomy? with? ileal? pouch–anal? anastomosis?