Pediatric IBD Program

The Yale Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is devoted to the care of children with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Inflammatory Bowel Diseases are chronic gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD in children can present with various symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stools, and poor weight gain. It is estimated that approximately 50,000 children suffer from IBD in the United States and the numbers are rising.


 

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Patient Care

Patient care consists of a multidisciplinary approach and a transitional program.

CCFA

Education and Outreach

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is on the CCFA Connecticut Medical Advisory Committee and both he and Susanne Johnson, APRN have presented at CCFA educational sessions. Susanne Johnson is a volunteer member of the CCFA Camp Oasis Nursing Staff.

Research

We are a participating site for the DEVELOP Registry for Pediatric IBD. We also participate in a research study to assess genetic base of inflammatory bowel disease in children.


Outside Links
Yale Adult IBD Programhttp://ibd.yale.edu
CCFA Crohns Colitis Foundation of Americahttp://www.ccfa.org/
CCFA Takes Steps Walkhttp://online.ccfa.org/goto/team.yale
Information about Inflammatory Bowel Diseasehttp://www.gastrokids.org/content/7/en/IBD
Information for Children and Young Adults
Children with IBDhttp://www.ccfa.org/assets/pdfs/activitybookweb.pdf
Teenagers and IBDhttp://www.ucandcrohns.org/
College Life and IBDhttp://www.ibdu.org/