Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Italy
*Corresponding author:Walter Fries, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinical Unit for Chronic Bowel Disorders, Messina, Italy
Submission: May 30, 2019 Published: June 12, 2019
ISSN 2637-7632Volume3 Issue2
Elderly patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are becoming more frequent in incidence and prevalence. Several topics concerning this particular population have been investigated in the last years but data are still insufficient and current guidelines frequently do not address this problem. The aim of this brief review was to highlight knowledge gaps in this setting of patients. To our opinion, the main gaps in literature concern therapy and prophylaxis of thromboembolism, fracture risk, response to pharmacological therapies, nutrition, faecal incontinence, and post surgical recurrence.
Keywords: Elderly; Infections; Surgery; Nutrition; Fracture risk
Abbreviations: IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease