Vaccination and Inflammatory Bowel Disease -Resources Targeted for Adult Patients

From a recent Gastroenterology & Hepatology –Full Link:

Gastroenterology & Hepatology  July 2017 – Volume 13, Issue 7; Vaccination of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

Thanks to John Pohl’s twitter feed for this link that provides recommendations for Adults with IBD.

An excerpt:

G&H  What specific resources for vaccinations are available to help gastroenterologists?

FF  It is helpful for providers to keep a copy of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s health maintenance recommendations posted in their office. This 1-page checklist (available at http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/science-and-professionals/programs-materials/ccfa-health-maintenance.pdf) includes all recommended vaccines and also comments on other important health maintenance items, such as screening for cervical and skin cancer, depression, and osteoporosis. In addition, Cornerstones Health has a vaccination checklist (available at http://www.cornerstoneshealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Monitoring-and-Prevention-3.10.2017.pdf) that can be downloaded, printed, and placed in each examination room to reinforce the importance of vaccination. Primary care providers as well as gastroenterologists can use these checklists as reminders in their busy practices.

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Disclaimer: These blog posts are for educational purposes only. Specific dosing of medications (along with potential adverse effects) should be confirmed by prescribing physician.  This content is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a condition.

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