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CDHF Talks: Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Elderly

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CDHFTalks: Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Elderly. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is at least two, separate disorders that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and ulceration (sores) of the small and large intestines. These two disorders are called ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. 

The prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is increasing. Literature in the past has shown us that there tends to be bimodal distribution of when IBD is diagnosed. The first peak occurs typically around the age of 20, and the second peak occurs typically around the age of 60. 10-15% of IBD patients will present with IBD after the age of 60.

With the global population becoming older, 10-30% of IBD patients are over the age of 60. Dr. Farhad Peerani, BA, MD, FRCPC answers the following questions in this #CDHFTalks on managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the elderly.

  • How common is IBD in the Elderly?
  • What causes IBD in the Elderly?
  • What symptoms do older IBD patients present with?
  • Do elderly-onset IBD patients have milder disease?
  • What vaccinations are recommended for elderly IBD patients?
  • How effective and safe are the currently available medical therapies for elderly IBD patients?
  • Is surgery risky in elderly IBD patients?
  • How does the concept of frailty apply to the management of elderly IBD patients?

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.

Full Version:

Part 1:

  • How common is IBD in the Elderly?
  • What causes IBD in the Elderly?

Part 2:

  • What symptoms do older IBD patients present with?
  • Do elderly-onset IBD patients have milder disease?

Part 3:

  • What vaccinations are recommended for elderly IBD patients?

Part 4:

  • How effective and safe are the currently available medical therapies for elderly IBD patients?
  • Is surgery risky in elderly IBD patients?

Part 5:

  • How does the concept of frailty apply to the management of elderly IBD patients?

This video was made possible due to an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer.

CDHF Talks: Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Elderly

CDHFTalks: Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Elderly. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is at least two, separate disorders that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and ulceration (sores) of the small and large intestines. These two disorders are called ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. 

The prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is increasing. Literature in the past has shown us that there tends to be bimodal distribution of when IBD is diagnosed. The first peak occurs typically around the age of 20, and the second peak occurs typically around the age of 60. 10-15% of IBD patients will present with IBD after the age of 60.

With the global population becoming older, 10-30% of IBD patients are over the age of 60. Dr. Farhad Peerani, BA, MD, FRCPC answers the following questions in this #CDHFTalks on managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the elderly.

  • How common is IBD in the Elderly?
  • What causes IBD in the Elderly?
  • What symptoms do older IBD patients present with?
  • Do elderly-onset IBD patients have milder disease?
  • What vaccinations are recommended for elderly IBD patients?
  • How effective and safe are the currently available medical therapies for elderly IBD patients?
  • Is surgery risky in elderly IBD patients?
  • How does the concept of frailty apply to the management of elderly IBD patients?

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.

Full Version:

https://youtu.be/Db954M0hPLc

Part 1:

  • How common is IBD in the Elderly?
  • What causes IBD in the Elderly?
https://youtu.be/A6Z0T6hjf58

Part 2:

  • What symptoms do older IBD patients present with?
  • Do elderly-onset IBD patients have milder disease?
https://youtu.be/OBo57f6rxz8

Part 3:

  • What vaccinations are recommended for elderly IBD patients?
https://youtu.be/xkcc3xOFHcg

Part 4:

  • How effective and safe are the currently available medical therapies for elderly IBD patients?
  • Is surgery risky in elderly IBD patients?
https://youtu.be/QUWCONiP9bo

Part 5:

  • How does the concept of frailty apply to the management of elderly IBD patients?
https://youtu.be/r6ylytPzGpM