Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is lead author of a new manuscript published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, associate professor, is the manuscript’s senior author.
The manuscript, “Older Adult Patients Use More Aminosalicylate Monotherapy Compared to Younger Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: TARGET-IBD,” analyzed more than 2,900 patients across 34 academic or community sites in the U.S. between July 1, 2017 and February 18, 2020. Younger patients with this diagnosis were significantly more likely to use anti-tumor necrosis alpha (anti-TNF) monotherapy compared to older patients with IBD.
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