Clinical Outcomes and Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Older Patient
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- Ha, C.Y. & Katz, S. Curr Gastroenterol Rep (2013) 15: 310. doi:10.1007/s11894-012-0310-4
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The management of inflammatory bowel disease in the older patient extends beyond the gastrointestinal tract. Pre-existing comorbidities, polypharmacy, functional status and physical reserve can impact disease course, response to therapy and quality of life. Current therapeutic endpoints may not be as immediately applicable to the older IBD patient at higher risk for adverse outcomes. This review focuses on the latest studies addressing the natural history, clinical course and therapeutic outcomes among the older IBD cohort.