In the majority of patients with chronic gastrointestinal and liver diseases, maintenance therapy is required during pregnancy to control the disease, and disease follow-up or disease control might necessitate endoscopy.
Dr Woude and colleagues reviewed the literature on the management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases during pregnancy.
|Evidence on the safety of drugs and imaging techniques during pregnancy is scarce |
Evidence on the safety of drugs and imaging techniques during pregnancy is scarce and sometimes difficult to interpret.
Dr Woude's team concludes, "In this review we summarize existing literature with the aim of optimizing counselling of patients with common chronic gastrointestinal and liver diseases who want to conceive."