Among older patients with inflammatory bowel disease, investigators found deficits in geriatric assessments were highly prevalent, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

“[Our] findings underline the importance of assessing the presence of frailty in older patients with IBD, as the prevalence of geriatric deficits we found is high,” Vera E.R. Asscher, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “Patients with active disease were more prone to geriatric deficits

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