Vaccination has become a polarizing issue in the United States, as Dr Francis A. Farraye notes in this month’s issue of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Two of […]
Reviewing Recommendations for Vaccines and Health Care Maintenance in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
G&H What are the current recommendations for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus vaccines in patients with inflammatory bowel disease? FF All patients with inflammatory bowel disease […]
Abstract: Inflammatory bowel disease and the subsequent immunosuppressive regimens used to treat this condition increase the risk for acquiring viral and bacterial infections. Ensuring that […]
Abstract: A Crohn’s disease patient’s first visit to a new practice is the optimal time to collect important clinical data and identify appropriate therapies. A methodologic approach to this visit is crucial. The focus of this visit should be on preparing the patient for the initiation of treatment, with particular attention to the necessary steps prior to the use of immunosuppressive and biologic agents. This paper is intended to provide recommendations and a checklist for the initial assessment and evaluation of patients with Crohn’s disease.