Roman Catholic Diocese of TucsonThe Diocese of Tucson is comprised of nine counties with an area of 42,707 square miles. Geographically, the Diocese is the fifth largest diocese in the continental United States. In a total population of 1.45-million, there are an estimated 300,000-plus Roman Catholics who are served by 78 parishes, dozens of missions, 25 Catholic schools, six member agencies of Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson, the Catholic Tuition Support Organization, Diocese of Tucson Catholic Cemeteries and hundreds of charitable and fraternal organizations.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San FranciscoInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) occurs when the low-level inflammatory response that normally keeps bacteria in the intestinal tract in check runs out of control. This results in chronic inflammation of the bowel, which can cause diarrhea, bleeding, abdominal pain, fever, joint pain and weight loss.
Types of IBD include Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis. About 10 percent of our patients have indeterminate colitis, meaning it's unclear if they have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
UCSF's Pediatric IBD program takes a team approach to treating kids with IBD. Our team includes pediatric gastroenterologists specializing in IBD, pediatric surgeons, nutritionists, pathologists, pharmacists, and staff from social services and child life services. We also consult with pediatric specialists in psychiatry and psychology, radiology, infectious diseases, endocrinology and urology.