Flare Management

Suspected IBD Outpatient Flare

  • Optimal management of IBD flare, including complaints and history assessment, timelines and laboratory/diagnostic imaging investigations

Advanced Therapy Management

Induction of Advanced Therapy

  • Safe induction of advanced therapy

Maintenance of Advanced Therapy

  • Appropriate management of patients biologic therapy, including optimization, maintenance and follow-up timelines

Loss of Response or Partial Response for Patients on Advanced Therapy

  • Achieve and maintain remission with advanced therapy

Immunomodulator & Steroid Management

Initiation and Tapering of Corticosteroids

  • Management of systemic steroid therapy, including induction, maintenance, withdrawal, and side-effects monitoring

Initiation of Immunomodulators

  • Appropriate initiation and use of immunomodulators (thiopurines and methotrexate)

Crohn's Disease Management

Crohn's Disease Therapy Decision Tree 

  • Provide direction regarding choice of therapy for patients with Crohn’s disease

Management of Perianal Penetrating Crohn's Disease

  • Provide direction to management of patients with perianal penetrating Crohn’s disease

Post-Operative Management of Crohn's Disease

  • Provide direction for the management of patients with Crohn's disease after a bowel resection

Ulcerative Colitis Management

Ulcerative Colitis Therapy Decision Tree

  • Provide direction regarding choice of therapy for patients with ulcerative colitis

Health Surveillance and Management

Health Maintenance

  • Prevent the development of other diseases and monitor for adverse effects of therapy

Colonic Dysplasia/Cancer Surveillance

  • Prevent the development of other diseases and monitor for adverse effects of therapy

Vaccination

  • Reduce risk of developing vaccine-preventable illnesses

Vitamin D 

  • Monitor for and manage Vitamin D deficiency 

Iron Deficiency 

  • Monitor for and manage iron deficiency

Special Populations

IBD During Preconception or Pregnancy Checklist

  • Informed family planning and safety during pregnancy including use of advanced therapies during pregnancy



Supplemental Material

Biological therapy Summary

Comprehensive collection of biologics- and biosimilars-related documents and forms


To contact the clinical care pathway team please email: ibdpaths@ualberta.ca