GastroCE
LECTURECME

Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Author(s)/Faculty: Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD; Asher A. Kornbluth, MD
Release Date: 12/8/2015Expiration Date: 12/9/2017
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.75
Content Type: LectureProvider: Vindico Medical Education
Although treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) has improved over the past decade, a cure for UC does not currently exist, and patients often require a lifetime of care. Improved classification criteria, the availability of biologic agents, new strategies for combining treatments and therapeutic sequencing, and new and emerging diagnostic and prognostic indicators that can help personalize patient care have raised the bar of treatment goals toward sustained disease remission and mucosal healing. This activity will review the clinical presentation, classification, and treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe UC.