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Dr Elisabeth Macken - Managing the manageable, chronic pain and fatigue

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Around 80% of patients with active IBD complain of fatigue, so an open discussion with them about this common symptom is crucial. Dr Elisabeth Macken discusses various non-pharmacological interventions. Furthermore, around 20% of IBD patients complain of joint pain; Dr. Macken suggests treatment strategies in both active and quiescent stages of IBD, stressing the importance of collaboration between gastroenterologists and rheumatologist.

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IBD 13.03.2015

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