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Questions and Answers About Crohn's Disease

Author(s): Francis A Farraye, MD, MSc, Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-13: 9780763793920
  • Paperback    158 pages      © 2013
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Empower Yourself!

Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient or have a loved one with Crohn's disease, this book offers help.  Questions & Answers About Crohn's Disease provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients and their families.  This easy-to-read book is a concise guide to diagnosis, treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support and much more.  Written by a world-class medical expert on the topic, Questions & Answers About Crohn's Disease is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physican and emotional turmoil of Crohn's disease.

1  The Basics
2  Risk, Prevention, and Epidemiology
3  Diagnosis
4  Conditions Associated wih Crohn's Disease
5  Treatment Options
6  Complementary and Alternative Medications, Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Diet
7  Complications
8  Surgery
9  Special Populations (Pregnancy, Children, and Older Adults)
10  Coping and Surviving
11  Future Treatments, Miscellaneous Issues, and Resources

Francis A Farraye, MD, MSc-Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Francis A. Farraye, M.D., MSc, is Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Clinical Director in the Section of Gastroenterology. After graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Dr. Farraye earned his medical doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and his master's degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the BethIsraelHospital in Boston.

Dr. Farraye's clinical interests are in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, the management of colon polyps and colorectal cancer.  He is currently investigating vitamin D absorption in patients with Crohn's disease; the management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; predictors of pouchitis after ileal pouch anal anastomosis; and the role of hyperplastic polyps as an alternative pathway to the development of colorectal cancer.

A frequent speaker and invited lecturer on topics on the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Farraye has authored or co-authored over 250 original scientific manuscripts, chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He is a coeditor for the text Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for your Medical Practice, an associate editor for Therapy for Digestive Disorders, guest editor for Gastroenterology Clinics of North America issue on dysplasia and cancer in inflammatory bowel disease. He is the series editor for the text Curbside Consultations in Gastroenterology and co-wrote the text, Curbside Consultation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Dr. Farraye is a Fellow of the
AmericanCollege of Physicians, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the AmericanCollege of Gastroenterology (ACG). He has served on numerous committees and currently is a member of the ACG Board of Trustees, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Professional Education Committee, and ASGE Technology Committee. The New England CCFA named Dr. Farraye Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. In 2009, the ACG awarded Dr Farraye the William Carey Award for service to the college.


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