|Title||Vaccination in the Elderly and IBD.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Choi AJ, Atteberry P, Lukin DJ|
|Journal||Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol|
|Date Published||2019 Dec|
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Significant gaps in knowledge and utilization of vaccinations exist among practitioners providing care for patients with IBD. This review is intended to update the reader on best practices for vaccination within the IBD population with a specific focus on the elderly.
RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in IBD therapeutics have recently increased the number of immunosuppressive therapies available to practitioners. Differences in mechanisms of action of these medications have led to differential implications pertaining to vaccination strategies. Additionally, new vaccines, including the recombinant zoster vaccine, have recently become available for the use in the IBD population. Given the prominent role the IBD provider plays in the management of patients with IBD, a clear understanding of best practices is essential. This review provides a framework for the integration of optimal vaccination strategies for practitioners caring for adult and elderly patients with IBD.
|Alternate Journal||Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol|