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Wearable sweat sensing device may lead to better treatment of IBD

Researchers developed a wearable sweat senser device that may improve treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, according to a presenter at the virtual Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“CLASP demonstrated on-body continuous monitoring in 20 human subjects with stable response for at least 4 days,” Badrinath Jagannath, MD, from The University of Texas, Dallas, said during his presentation….

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High visceral fat index increases risk for surgery in IBD

Visceral fat index may indicate a patient’s risk for refractory inflammatory bowel disease and likelihood of surgery, suggesting early surgical referral in these cases, according to a presentation at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“Patients with a higher [visceral fat index] were profoundly more likely to undergo surgery within 6 and 12 months with the majority…