Gastroenterology

Outpatient VTE linked with age, C. diff, discharge after IBD hospitalizations

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism for up two months after discharge from the hospital, according to study results.
“Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism [VTE], especially during hospitalization,” Adam S. Faye, MD, of the division of gastroenterology at Columbia University Medical Center, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “Recent data has suggested that this increased risk may extend for several weeks post-discharge. As such, our study within the

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