[Effect of smoking on the long-term course of ulcerative colitis].

  title={[Effect of smoking on the long-term course of ulcerative colitis].},
  author={Mohamed F. Mokbel and Franck Carbonnel and Laurent Beaugerie and J. P. Gendre and Jacques Cosnes},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  volume={22 11},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of smoking on the long term clinical course in patients with ulcerative colitis. METHODS The medical charts of 556 patients with ulcerative colitis were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were classified as smokers (n = 85) or nonsmokers (n = 471) according to their smoking status during the course of the disease. Extent of colonic lesions, complications, medical requirements, and actuarial rate of colectomy were compared in smokers and nonsmokers. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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