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Drs. Miguel Regueiro and Richard Duerr review how to treat Crohn’s disease after surgery, how small case studies can become larger ones, and understanding immune mediated diseases. 

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve diagnostic skills for the detection of postoperative Crohn’s disease by implementing endoscopic, radiographic, and biomarker testing.
  • Increase patient outcomes by identifying risk factors for postoperative Crohn’s disease recurrence.
  • Closely follow guidelines for the management and prevention of postoperative Crohn’s disease with medications.

Reading Resources:

  1. Swoger J and Regueiro M.  Evaluation for Postoperative Crohn’s disease.  Gastroenterology Clinics of North America.  2012.
  2. Lautenbach E, Berlin JA, Lichtenstein GR.  Risk factors for early postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease.  Gastroenterology 1998;115:259-267.
  3. Sutherland LR, Ramcharan S, Bryant H, et al.  Effect of cigarette smoking on recurrence of Crohn’s disease.  Gastroenterology 1996;110:424-31.
  4. Regueiro M. Management and prevention of postoperative Crohn's disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 15(10),  p. 1583-90(2009).
  5. Hellers G, Cortot A, Jewell D, et al. Oral budesonide for prevention of postsurgical recurrence in Crohn's disease. The IOIBD Budesonide Study Group. Gastroenterology. 1999 Feb;116(2):294-300.


Dr. Duerr has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

Dr. Regueiro has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Abbvie, Janssen Pfizer, Takeda, UCB

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/19/2017 | Last Modified On: 1/19/2017 | Expires: 1/19/2018

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