What treatments should be considered for hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who have not progressed with initial therapy?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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If no progress has been made in the patient's condition since admission, additional treatments are necessary, including surgery (see Surgical Intervention) or more aggressive medical treatments. Again, consider transfer to a tertiary care facility. If the patient has been unable to tolerate an oral diet, initiate hyperalimentation and/or reconsider surgical intervention.

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