Chronic pouchitis after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: effect on quality of life

Abstract

Chronic pouchitis can be observed in up to 30% of patients after proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) for ulcerative colitis (UC). It remains a poorly understood complication and often requires chronic antibiotic and antidiarrheal treatment. We hypothesized that its occurrence can be predicted by distinct clinical parameters and that it… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gassur.2005.08.013

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