Management of the elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Practical considerations

Seymour Katz, Christina Surawicz, Darrell S. Pardi

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Abstract

The aging U.S. population will approach 20% of the total population by 2030. The number of older patients with inflammatory bowel disease is anticipated to increase accordingly bringing the burden of multiple comorbidities, polypharmacy with drug interactions, the aging immune system, and extended social and financial issues to overall management of an already challenging management of these patients. Each of these concerns is measured by the metric of distinguishing the "fit versus frail" elderly and will be discussed in this review with an emphasis on a practical guide to therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2257-2272
Number of pages16
JournalInflammatory bowel diseases
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Gastroenterology

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