Clinical relapse of Crohn's disease under standardized conservative treatment and after excisional surgery

@article{Dirks1989ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relapse of Crohn's disease under standardized conservative treatment and after excisional surgery},
  author={Erin M Dirks and Harald Goebell and Klaus Schaarschmidt and Stefan F{\"o}rster and Erhard Quebe-Fehling and Friedrich Wilhelm Eigler},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1989},
  volume={34},
  pages={1832-1840}
}
The course of 205 patients with Crohn's disease at one gastroenterological center was studied in patients with conservative drug treatment or with operative management of their disease. The decision for one or the other treatment regimen was made by an interdisciplinary team of gastroenterologists and surgeons. Using life-table analysis the 205 patients showed a clinical relapse rate of 27% after two years and 38% after four years. Clinical relapse was defined by a Crohn's disease activity… CONTINUE READING

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