Women's Health in IBD: The Spectrum of Care from Birth to Adulthood

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG; Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG; Kerri L. Glassner, DO
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Book Description

A comprehensive guide, Women’s Health in IBD: The Spectrum of Care From Birth to Adulthood will help providers approach the specific issues that women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face throughout their lifetimes. This book will better equip providers to counsel and support women of all ages with IBD.

In Women’s Health in IBD, Drs. Bincy P. Abraham, Sunanda V. Kane, and Kerri L. Glassner focus on the unique aspects of care for women with IBD. Half of the IBD patient population is female. As we understand more about gender and sex differences in terms of genetics, physiology, and medical care, it is important to consider these factors between men and women to personalize their care. 

This book encompasses the entire life span of the female IBD patient through birth, adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, and older adult years. Each chapter includes discussions of medications, treatment plans, and common questions or controversies on important topics in IBD such as:
  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult care
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Mental health
  • Health maintenance
  • Family planning
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Menopause 
  • Concomitant irritable bowel syndrome
Women’s Health in IBD: The Spectrum of Care From Birth to Adulthood is an essential text that will help anyone who treats women with IBD, offering practical tools and takeaways for point of care and beyond.

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About the Editors    
Contributing Authors    
Foreword by Sonia Friedman, MD    

Chapter 1    Birth to Puberty in Women With IBD    
    Shelly Joseph, MD and Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD

Chapter 2    Transitional Care for Women With IBD    
    Jessica Philpott, MD and Jessica Barry

Chapter 3    The Role of Diet, Nutrition, and the Microbiome in Women With IBD    
    Nirupama Bonthala, MD and Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC

Chapter 4    Mental Health Issues Affecting Women With IBD    
    Laurie Keefer, PhD and Jordyn Feingold, MD

Chapter 5    Medications and Alternative Treatments in Women With IBD    
    Emilie S. Kim, MD; Dana J. Lukin, MD, PhD; Ryan Warren, RD; and 
    Ellen J. Scherl, MD

Chapter 6    Health Maintenance in Women With IBD    
    Sharmeel K. Wasan, MD and Akriti P. Saxena, MD

Chapter 7    Family Planning in Women With IBD    
    Anita Afzali, MD, MPH; Madalina Butnariu, MD; and 
    Kindra Clark-Snustad, DNP, ARNP

Chapter 8    Pregnancy and Delivery in the IBD Patient    
    Jill K. J. Gaidos, MD and Katrina H. Naik, MD

Chapter 9    Breastfeeding in the Postpartum Woman With IBD    
    Rebecca Matro, MD and Anil Sharma, MD

Chapter 10    IBD in Menopause    
    Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH and Daniela Guerrero Vinsard, MD

Chapter 11    Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women With IBD    
    Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS; Kerri L. Glassner, DO; and 
    Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD

Financial Disclosures

About the Editors

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS earned her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where she continued with residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology. During fellowship, she earned her degree in Master of Clinical Investigation and received specialized training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She is currently the Distinguished Professor and Director of the Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Underwood Digestive Diseases Center of Houston Methodist Hospital. She is also the Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship program. Her particular interest in IBD includes the transition of adolescent patients with IBD from pediatric to adult care as well as women’s issues and pregnancy in IBD. She has chaired the Southern Regional chapter of the CCFA Medical Advisory Committee, has served as president of the Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterology Society, and is involved in national committees for and is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterology Association, and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH received her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago and did her residency there as well. Her Fellowship was at the University of Chicago where after training she joined the faculty until 2007, when she moved to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kane also holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Illinois Chicago; her Master's thesis was on the relationship between oral contraceptives and the development of IBD. Her career has been spent studying and championing gender related issues in IBD in the areas of menstrual related issues, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause. She has edited several textbooks within both gastroenterology and IBD specifically. She has written a book for patients on the management of IBD which is now in its second and soon third edition. Along with patient care, Dr. Kane continues to engage in teaching activities, research and serves as the Chair of Quality for her Division. She has been active as well in national societies and is Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Kerri L. Glassner, DO earned her medical degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, Colorado. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. During fellowship, she received specialized training in IBD through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She is currently an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Underwood Digestive Diseases Center of Houston Methodist Hospital. Her specific interests include pregnancy in IBD and liver disease in IBD. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.