COPD, Asthma Patients More At Risk To Develop IBD

COPD, Asthma Patients More At Risk To Develop IBD
shutterstock_180392345A new study entitledIncreased incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in Québec residents with airway diseasesreports that patients afflicted with lung diseases have a higher risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease. The findings could give physicians a new perspective on how to take preventative actions to avoid co-morbidities between IBD and lung diseases. The study was published in the European Respiratory Journal In this study, the authors proposed to identify whether patients with lung chronic diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exhibited a higher risk to develop Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The team of researchers performed a retrospective study based on the health records in Québec, Canada, collected over a period of 5 years, for patients affected by both airway disease and inflammatory bowel disease. They identified 136,178 patients with asthma and 143,904 with COPD. Overall, the authors found that patients with asthma and COPD exhibited an increase
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