Cesarean delivery and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Li2014CesareanDA,
  title={Cesarean delivery and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Yi Li and Yun Tian and Weiming Zhu and Jianfeng Gong and Lili Gu and Wei Zhang and Zhen Guo and Ning Li and Jie-shou Li},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={834-44}
}
OBJECTIVE It has been considered that cesarean delivery is a risk factor for the two subtypes of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs): Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the relationship between cesarean delivery and the development of IBD. MATERIAL AND METHODS We searched the articles retrieved by PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases to identify observational studies regarding the relationship between cesarean section and the… CONTINUE READING