Month: November 2009

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases Risk of Malnutrition

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) increases the risk of malnutrition in both adults and children, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. This incidence, likely due to malabsorption of essential nutrients, was the result of a recent study among a cross-section of adults a pediatric patients. The study addressed patients with both Ulcerative Colitis and Chrohn’s …

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C Difficile on the Rise Again

In the past, I’ve written about the potential complications of the infection, Clostridium Difficile. Typically, the incidence of C. Diff. Minus Colitis is within hospitals amongst patients. The intensity and severity of cases outside the hospital seems to be increasing, however: “Recent reports have shown increasing incidence and severity of infection, especially in the older population,” …

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