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Melanoma: HELP
Articles by Gil Y. Melmed
Based on 1 article published since 2010
(Why 1 article?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Gil Y. Melmed wrote the following article about Melanoma.
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1 Guideline ACG Clinical Guideline: Preventive Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 2017

Farraye, Francis A / Melmed, Gil Y / Lichtenstein, Gary R / Kane, Sunanda V. ·Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. · Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. · Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. · Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. ·Am J Gastroenterol · Pubmed #28071656.

ABSTRACT: Recent data suggest that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients do not receive preventive services at the same rate as general medical patients. Patients with IBD often consider their gastroenterologist to be the primary provider of care. To improve the care delivered to IBD patients, health maintenance issues need to be co-managed by both the gastroenterologist and primary care team. Gastroenterologists need to explicitly inform the primary care provider of the unique needs of the IBD patient, especially those on immunomodulators and biologics or being considered for such therapy. In particular, documentation of up to date vaccinations are crucial as IBD patients are often treated with long-term immune-suppressive therapies and may be at increased risk for infections, many of which are preventable with vaccinations. Health maintenance issues addressed in this guideline include identification, safety and appropriate timing of vaccinations, screening for osteoporosis, cervical cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer as well as identification of depression and anxiety and smoking cessation. To accomplish these health maintenance goals, coordination between the primary care provider, gastroenterology team and other specialists is necessary.