Impact of inflammatory bowel disease on hospital outcomes in
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of venous thrombotic events. The study finds that the presence of IBD did not significantly affect in-hospital mortality among patients admitted for AIS.

Researchers aimed to identify the impact of IBD on hospital outcomes in patients admitted for acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

Researchers identified all adult patients with a principal diagnosis of AIS and compared those with a concurrent diagnosis of IBD to those without—subgrouped by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). Outcomes were mortality and healthcare usage among IBD patients with AIS. Five hundred twenty-four thousand and forty-five patients were admitted for AIS in 2017; of them, 2200 had a concurrent diagnosis of IBD.

- The presence of IBD did not significantly affect in-hospital mortality among patients admitted for AIS, with similar findings upon subgroup analysis of UC and CD.

- Mean hospital length of stay and charges/costs in AIS were similar irrespective of IBD.

In conclusion, UC and CD do not appear to be associated with a higher risk of mortality or increased healthcare usage in AIS. AIS risk assessment in patients with IBD is important but should be done in a similar fashion to the general population.

International Journal of Colorectal Disease volume
Source: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-021-03912-y
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