Journal article

Gastroenterologists' preference and risk perception on the use of immunomodulators and biological therapies in elderly patients with ulcerative colitis: an international survey

Webber Chan, Viraj C Kariyawasam, Shin Kim, Aviv Pudipeddi, Sudarshan Paramsothy, Hang Hock Shim, Fadi H Mourad, Nik Ding, Marc Ferrante, Rupert W Leong

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Comorbidities, polypharmacy, malignancies, and infections complicate management of elderly patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). This study assessed gastroenterologists' preference in the prescription of medications or surgery to elderly patients with IBD, and the factors associated with their choices. METHODS: An international case-based survey was conducted that presented three cases of steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis assessing young-age versus elderly-age patients, with and without comorbidity. Physician characteristics and practice demographics were collected. Factors associated with selection of different choices of therapy were determined by logisti..

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