Frailty in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Abstract: Older individuals comprise a growing proportion of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Assessing older patients for frailty, defined as an age-related decline in multiple […]

Influence of Environmental Factors in the Development and Outcomes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  Abstract: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which mainly comprises Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is a term for chronic inflammatory diseases of the gut […]

The Role of Gut-Brain Interactions in Influencing Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  G&H  What is the evidence to support a role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome? EM  Four recent studies have demonstrated […]

Clostridium difficile Infection and the Role of Adaptive Immunity in the Microbiome

  G&H  What is the pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile infection? MF  Clostridium difficile infection usually occurs in sus­ceptible patients after antibiotic therapy kills a good portion […]

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