SECOND BRAZILIAN CONSENSUS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF CROHN'S DISEASE IN ADULTS: A CONSENSUS OF THE BRAZILIAN ORGANIZATION FOR CROHN'S DISEASE AND COLITIS (GEDIIB)

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BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune-mediated disorder that includes Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis. CD is characterized by a transmural intestinal involvement from the mouth to the anus with recurrent and remitting symptoms that can lead to progressive bowel damage and disability over time. OBJECTIVE: To guide the safest and effective medical treatments of adults with CD. METHODS: This consensus was developed by stakeholders representing Brazilian gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons (Brazilian Organization for Crohn's disease and Colitis (GEDIIB)). A systematic review of the most recent evidence was conducted to support the recommendations/statements. All included recommendations and statements were endorsed in a modified Delphi panel by the stakeholders and experts in IBD with an agreement of at least 80% or greater consensus rate. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The medical recommendations (pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions) were mapped according to the stage of treatment and severity of the disease in three domains: management and treatment (drug and surgical interventions), criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of medical treatment, and follow-up/patient monitoring after initial treatment. The consensus is targeted towards general practitioners, gastroenterologists, and surgeons interested in treating and managing adults with CD and supports the decision-making of health insurance companies, regulatory agencies, and health institutional leaders or administrators.

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Arquivos de gastroenterologia, v. 59, p. 20-50.