Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are associated with elevated standardized mortality ratios: a meta-analysis.

@article{Bewtra2013CrohnsDA,
  title={Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are associated with elevated standardized mortality ratios: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Meenakshi Bewtra and Lisa M Kaiser and Tom R Tenhave and James D Lewis},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          599-613
        }
}
BACKGROUND Evidence regarding all-cause and cause-specific mortality in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is conflicting, and debate exists over appropriate study design to examine these important outcomes. We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in both Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), and additionally examined various effects of study design on this outcome. METHODS A systematic search of PubMed and EMBASE was conducted to… CONTINUE READING
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