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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Controversy surrounds the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Many studies have investigated this risk and reported widely varying rates. METHODS A literature search using Medline with the explosion of references identified 194 studies. Of these, 116 met our inclusion criteria from which the number of patients(More)
This article has an accompanying continuing medical education activity on page e12. Upon completetion of reading this article, successful learners will be able to: 1. Understand the predisposing and protective factors for the development of colorectal neoplasia in patients with IBD 2. Understand the natural history of flat and raised dyspla-sia 3. Review(More)
BACKGROUND Enabling women with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to have successful pregnancies requires complex decisions. The study aimed to assess patients' views on IBD and pregnancy and to evaluate any association with subject knowledge. METHODS General attitudes of females with IBD were assessed on fertility, medication use, delivery mode and(More)
  • Christian P Selinger, Simon Lal, +6 authors John McLaughlin
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related knowledge not only empowers patients, but may also engender anxiety. The study aimed to identify predictors of anxiety in IBD and examine the interplay between anxiety and disease-related patient knowledge. The effect of anxiety on quality of life was also explored. METHODS Ambulatory IBD patients(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The assessment of the uptake of colorectal cancer screening offered in a workplace setting. DESIGN Employees were offered a free faecal occult blood test (Haemoccult). A repeat letter was sent two months later to non-responders. Those with positive tests were invited for colonoscopy. Compliance was measured according to age, sex, and(More)
OBJECTIVES Formal efforts to improve patient education are associated with fewer disease complications in a number of conditions. The possible relationship between knowledge about ulcerative colitis and its cancer risk, and the development of colorectal cancer using a previously developed and validated instrument-the Crohn's and colitis knowledge (CCKNOW)(More)
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