Appendectomy and the development of ulcerative colitis

  title={Appendectomy and the development of ulcerative colitis},
  author={Carlos M Mery and Ramon I Carmona-S{\'a}nchez and Jorge Suazo-Bar{\'a}hona and Sergio Ponce-de Le{\'o}n and Guillermo Robles-D{\'i}az},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
tion. Kotschyet al. (2) first reported on plasma CS activation in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients during a relapse. Stadnickiet al. (3) demonstrated contact activation in experimental IBD and showed that a specific inhibitor of plasma K modulated the inflammation and normalized the CS. Stadnickiet al. (4) examined CS in UC patients versus controls to determine whether there was a correlation between the contact, coagulation, platelet, and neutrophil activation and the disease activity. We have… CONTINUE READING