Disease Monitoring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Evolving Principles and Possibilities

Nikolas Plevris, Charlie W Lees

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Inflammatory bowel disease is a progressive and debilitating condition. Early and effective treatment using a treat-to-target approach is key to improving patient outcomes. Therefore, proactive monitoring is essential to ensure that treatment strategies are working and targets are being met. In this review we discuss the current monitoring tools available to us and how they can be used. We also discuss the importance of monitoring during key phases of the disease and propose an optimum treat-to-target monitoring strategy for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Regarding the advent of new technology, we discuss how this may improve our monitoring capabilities and how we envisage future monitoring strategies of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Early online date29 Jan 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jan 2022


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