Deficits in geriatric assessment prevalent in seniors with IBD
May 16, 2022
Older patients with IBD frequently have impaired functioning and should be assessed for signs of frailty, researchers say.
Antibiotics linked to onset of bowel disorder in older adults
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 16, 2022
The odds of diagnosis with inflammatory bowel disease in seniors rise with each recent course of antibiotics, a new study has found.
Low-dose steroid ups risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers caution
Dec 04, 2020
Patients using less than 5 mg of prenisolone per day to treat inflammatory disease had nearly double the odds of developing cardiovascular disease or experiencing an adverse heart or vascular event.
Watch for high blood pressure when steroids are used in inflammatory illness
Mar 23, 2020
Regular oral steroid use in diseases such as arthritis can have an outsize effect on hypertension, investigators say.
Comorbidities quickly accumulate after rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis
Nov 20, 2019
Clinicians should have a low threshold to screen for chronic diseases and conditions linked to rheumatoid arthritis, say researchers.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, November 20
Nov 19, 2019
Wearable glucose monitors could help cognitively impaired seniors manage diabetes … Study reveals what motivates seniors to use fitness trackers … Digital sepsis monitoring system shown to save lives...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, October 3
Oct 02, 2019
Elderly at high risk for thiopurine side effects in IBD treatment … Stroke incidence rates decline among older adults … FODMAPs diet eases symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
Influenza and IBD: What every inflammatory bowel disease patient should know
Raymond K. Cross, M.D.
Feb 11, 2013
This flu season is reported to be the worst in years, with more than 40 states reporting widespread cases. Flu season lasts from September to May with peak months typically in January and February.