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IBD Risk Factors in Individuals with a Family History

Some, but not all, first degree relatives of patients with IBD will also be diagnosed with the disorder. Can we identify which family members are at highest risk?

Does Admission for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increase the Risk of Post-discharge VTE?

Using a new risk-scoring system, increased risk of VTE in patients admitted for IBD was found to be associated with certain risk factors, allowing for the identification of patients who could benefit from longer VTE prophylaxis after hospital discharge.

Fecal Calprotectin: A Crystal Ball for Histologic Healing in UC?

In a study of 76 patients conducted in Japan, FC levels <82 μg/g predicted histologic healing and prolonged clinical remission in patients with UC in clinical and endoscopic remission.