Nursing management of patients with severe ulcerative colitis
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Nursing management of patients with severe ulcerative colitis

Mark Sephton Inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurse, Endoscopy Unit, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool

Ulcerative colitis is a relapsing chronic disease that has an unpredictable course. A relapse in the condition requires timely intervention and expert monitoring. A severe flare-up will often necessitate admission to hospital. This article provides an overview of the medical management of severe ulcerative colitis and the nursing interventions required.

Nursing Standard. 24, 15,48-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.12.24.15.48.c7440

Correspondence

mark.sephton@aintree.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review