Frailty nearly triples mortality odds in IBD

Frailty was independently associated with mortality in a large cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to study results.Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, of the division of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that improved treatments and increased global incidence mean that people with IBD are getting older.“Frailty may be particularly pertinent in chronic inflammatory diseases with emerging evidence demonstrating that inflammation has a key role in the pathophysiology of frailty,” they wrote. “It is important to determineRead More

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