Decreasing Colectomy Rates for Ulcerative Colitis: A Population-Based Time Trend Study

@article{Kaplan2012DecreasingCR,
  title={Decreasing Colectomy Rates for Ulcerative Colitis: A Population-Based Time Trend Study},
  author={Gilaad G Kaplan and Cynthia H Seow and Subrata Ghosh and Natalie A. Molodecky and Ali Ranjide Rezaie and Gordon W Moran and Marie-Claude Proulx and James N Hubbard and A R Maclean and Donald Buie and Remo Panaccione},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={1879-1887}
}
OBJECTIVES:Colectomy rates for ulcerative colitis (UC) have been inconsistently reported. We assessed temporal trends of colectomy rates for UC, stratified by emergent vs. elective colectomy indication.METHODS:From 1997 to 2009, we identified adults hospitalized for a flare of UC. Medical charts were reviewed. Temporal changes were evaluated using linear regression models to estimate the average annual percent change (AAPC) in surgical rates. Logistic regression analysis compared: (i) UC… CONTINUE READING
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