Study finds dramatic increase in hospitalization of US children with inflammatory bowel disease. For complete article below by CHRISTINA SARICH, Natural Society
A new study finds a dramatic increase in hospitalization of US children with inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH) Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital report reasons behind the increase are unclear. The complete study can be found online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
The largest investigation to date has found a dramatic increase in the number of hospitalizations for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during the past decade in the United States. The new study, published online and scheduled for the August 2013 print issue of the Journal of Investigative Medicine, found a 65 percent increase in IBD hospital discharges from 2000 to 2009. The number increased from 11,928 discharges in 2000 to 19,568 discharges in 2009.
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