Q&A: Education, advocacy critical for young adults with IBD ‘to thrive’

Adolescents and young adults with inflammatory bowel diseases are a growing demographic with more than 25% of patients diagnosed before age 16, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.However, with this burgeoning group of young patients comes the urgent need to ensure adequate care and quality of life are maintained as they transition from pediatric care to adult care model.“In surveys of gastroenterologists about their perception of health care transition in IBD, lack of training of adult providers in adolescent medicine is outlined as a major issue in providingRead More

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