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ACG 2011: Challenging Issues in Ulcerative Colitis Therapy - Adherence and Quality of Life [Podcast]

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the inflammatory bowel disease program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, describes challenges with adherence to therapy and discusses methods to improve quality of life.




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