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Pre-op care can reduce IBD surgery complications

Localizing a patient's inflammatory bowel disease with a colonoscopy and correcting nutritional deficiencies could reduce surgical complications, according to a presentation by Joel Goldberg, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, at the virtual 2020 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease regional meeting. Patients should stop taking steroids to reduce the risk of infections and sepsis, Goldberg said.

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