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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Older Adult.

Cohen-Mekelburg S, Waljee AK. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Older Adult. Clinics in geriatric medicine. 2021 Feb 1; 37(1):185-195.

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Although management of inflammatory bowel disease follows a similar approach for all adults, there are certain characteristics making its treatment more challenging in older patients. The advent of novel medical treatments has changed the paradigm of inflammatory bowel disease, with an increasing focus on preventing disease progression in addition to controlling symptoms. The safety of these therapies in the elderly needs to be considered. Management of inflammatory bowel disease in the elderly is confounded by comorbidities that can increase the risk of medication or surgical complications; polypharmacy and altered pharmacokinetics also increase the risk of drug-drug interactions and adverse events.

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