Model predicts 80% of patients with Crohn’s at risk for complications

CHICAGO — The PROSPECT model predicted more than 80% of patients with Crohn’s disease have a moderate to high risk of developing related complications within 3 years of analysis, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week.“As we know, Crohn’s disease is a chronic, destructive disease that causes irreversible bowel damage in many patients,” Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS, from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, said during the presentation. “While damage typically happens early, there is a window of opportunity to prevent disease progression. We can get the right patients the right medications at the right time and we can prevent these complications from recurring over a period of time.”