Older age not linked to increased risk for Crohn’s recurrence after surgical resection

SAN DIEGO — The risk for postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease after ileocolic resection did not increase among older patients compared with a younger cohort, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2022.“Despite the advances of medical therapy, the need for surgical intervention [for CD] is still quite significant with more recent estimates placing the 10-year risk for surgery at around 25%. … As we know from the PREVENT trial and other studies, [anti-tumor necrosis factor] and presumably other post-op biologics reduce the risk of endoscopic recurrence,”Read More

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