Atención eficaz de la EII: de la adolescencia a la edad adulta
Transitioning from pediatric to adult care represents a critical process for children suffering from IBD. The Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases works with young patients, their families, and pediatric GI specialists to create a smooth transition into the adult care setting.
Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases works to help young adults become savvy decision makers when it comes to managing IBD in adulthood with the goal of long-term remission and normal quality of life.
¿Tiempo para el cambio?
Idealmente, la transición de la atención pediátrica a la de adultos ocurre cuando el paciente está sano y la enfermedad está en remisión. Los pacientes jóvenes que están listos para la transición a la atención de adultos suelen:
- Exhibit maturity and responsibility in decision-making
- Are more self-reliant/less dependent on parents when it comes to health decisions and taking medications
- Are confident when speaking to medical professionals
- Know or ask questions about their IBD history, so they can share it with future providers
Hacer un cambio exitoso
The physicians and staff of the Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases focus exclusively on the treatment of adult patients with IBD and have helped many patients make the transition from pediatric to adult IBD care.