East-West gradient in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in Europe: the ECCO-EpiCom inception cohort.

@article{Burisch2014EastWestGI,
  title={East-West gradient in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in Europe: the ECCO-EpiCom inception cohort.},
  author={Johan Burisch and Natalia Pedersen and Silvja Cukovic-Cavka and Marko Brinar and Ioannis P Kaimakliotis and Dana Ďuricov{\'a} and Olga Shonov{\'a} and Ingeborg Vind and S{\o}ren Avnstr{\o}m and Niels Thorsgaard and Vibeke Andersen and Susanne Krabbe and Jens Frederik Dahlerup and Riina Salupere and K{\'a}ri Rubek Nielsen and J{\'o}ngerð Olsen and Pia Manninen and Pekka Collin and Epameinondas V. Tsianos and Konstantinnos H Katsanos and Karin Ladefoged and L{\'a}szl{\'o} P{\'e}ter Lakatos and Einar Stef{\'a}n Bj{\"o}rnsson and Gudmundur Ragnarsson and Yvonne Bailey and Shmuel Odes and Doron Schwartz and Matteo Martinato and Guido Lupinacci and M. Montero Milla and Angelo De Padova and Renata D'inc{\'a} and Marina Beltrami and Limas Kup{\vc}inskas and Gediminas Kiudelis and Svetlana Turcan and Olga Tighineanu and Ion Mihu and Fernando J. Pega Magro and Luisa Falceto de Barros and Adrian Eugen Goldis and Daniela Cornelia Lazăr and Elena Belousova and I. V. Nikulina and Vicent Hern{\'a}ndez and David Mart{\'i}nez-Ares and Sven Almer and Yaroslava Zhulina and Jonas Halfvarson and Naila Arebi and S Szyszkowicz Sebastian and Peter L Lakatos and Ebbe Langholz and Pia Munkholm},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          588-97
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Eastern Europe. The reasons for these changes remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether an East-West gradient in the incidence of IBD in Europe exists. DESIGN A prospective, uniformly diagnosed, population based inception cohort of IBD patients in 31 centres from 14 Western and eight Eastern European countries covering a total background population of approximately 10.1 million people was… CONTINUE READING

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