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Diverticular Disease | Diverticulitis | Gastrointestinal Society

Diverticular disease, also known as diverticulosis, is the presence of small sac-like out-pouchings of the lining of the colon that balloon through the outer colon wall. These pockets are called diverticula. Diverticulosis can be present without noticeable symptoms, but might be associated with constipation or diarrhea. This condition is very common as we age, but …

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring | Gastrointestinal Society

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring | Gastrointestinal Society

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. If you have IBD and are taking certain medications – called biologics – then your gastroenterologist might suggest therapeutic drug monitoring for you. Since 2001, physicians have been increasingly prescribing TNF-α inhibitor biologics, which have revolutionized the treatment of IBD and …