Surgical Outcomes in the Elderly with Inflammatory Bowel Disease are Similar to Those in the Younger Population

@article{Bautista2013SurgicalOI,
  title={Surgical Outcomes in the Elderly with Inflammatory Bowel Disease are Similar to Those in the Younger Population},
  author={Marita C. Bautista and Mary Francis Otterson and Yelena Zadvornova and Amar S. Naik and D. J. Stein and Nanda Venu and Lilani P. Perera},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={2955-2962}
}
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a bimodal distribution with approximately 15 % of patients manifesting after age 65. Previous reports suggest an increased risk of surgical complications in the elderly. To compare surgical outcomes in elderly IBD patients (≥65 years at the time of surgery) to matched younger IBD cohorts. This was a retrospective cohort… CONTINUE READING