Friday, December 02, 2016

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 1-7 December 2016

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible illnesses’. The mission this Awareness Week to increase understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis and ensure the true impact of these debilitating conditions is visible.
Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small intestine), or the colon. Crohn’s is a chronic condition. This means that it is ongoing and life-long, although there may beperiods of good health (remission), as well as times when symptoms are more active (relapses or flare-ups).
Ulcerative Colitis is a condition that causes inflammation and ulceration of the inner lining of the rectum and colon (the large bowel). Tiny ulcers develop on the surface of the lining and these may bleed and produce pus. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower colon, but it may affect the entire colon.
For more about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis , please visit the Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis website:

For anyone studying the importance of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

-          Evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology, by John W. D McDonald, 2013, 3rd editon, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell [Print & e-book available]
-          How to cope successfully with colitis, by Tom Smit, 2003, Farnham : Wellhouse [Keele e-book]
-          Colorectal surgery, by Robin K. S Phillips; Sue Clark, 2014, 5th edition, Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier
-          Current diagnosis & treatment. Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Endoscopy, by Norton J Greenberger; R. S Blumberg; Robert Burakoff, 2016, 3rd edition, New York : McGraw-Hill Education
-          Essentials of gastroenterology, by Shanthi V Sitaraman; Lawrence S Friedman, 2012, Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell [E-book]

-          Journal of Crohn's and colitis: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation, Amsterdam : Elsevier B.V. on behalf of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation.  [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards]
-          Gut, London : BMJ Pub. Group. [Available as a print journal 1994: vol. 35 – 2009 vol. 58 (4). Also available as a Keele ejournal 1960 - 2005, & NHS e-journal 1960 onwards]
-          International Journal of Colorectal Disease  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2001 onwards with 1 year embargo]
-          Seminars in inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Hamilton, Ont. : Decker for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 - 2005]
-          Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, London: Elsavier America [Available as a NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
-          Inflammatory bowel disease monitor, London : Remedica [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2010 - 2014]
-          The Lancet, London ; New York : Elsevier Science [Available as a print journal 1989 – 2015. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1992 onwards]

-          Schlussel, Andrew T et al. ‘Current challenges in the surgical management of Crohn's disease: a systematic review’, The American Journal of Surgery.  2016, Vol.212(2), pp.345-351. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Dettinger, Margaret et al. ‘Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis’, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  2008, Vol.39(4), pp.151-2. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Baumgart, Daniel C et al. ‘Crohn's disease’, The Lancet. 2012, Vol.380(9853), pp.1590-1605. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
-          Shah, Natasha et al, ‘Sterile Seroma after Drainage of Purulent Muscle Abscess in Crohn’s Disease: Two Cases’, Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, 2016, vol. 2016, Article ID 1516364, p.1-4. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
Crohn’s Disease – NHS Evidence search with ‘Patient information’ filter[{%22toi%22:[%22Patient%20Information%22]}]&q=crohn%27s+disease
Colitis disease – NHS Evidence search with ‘Patient information’ filter[{%22toi%22:[%22Patient%20Information%22]}]&q=colitis+disease


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