Mortality and causes of death in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a nationwide register study in Finland.

@article{Jussila2014MortalityAC,
  title={Mortality and causes of death in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a nationwide register study in Finland.},
  author={Airi Jussila and L J Virta and Eero I Pukkala and Martti F{\"a}rkkil{\"a}},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={1088-96}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Increased mortality has been reported in Crohn's disease (CD) but mostly not in ulcerative colitis (UC). We evaluated the overall and cause-specific mortality in a nationwide cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Finland. METHODS A total of 21,964 patients with IBD (16,649 with UC and 5315 with CD) from the Special Reimbursement register were diagnosed 1987-1993 and 2000-2007 and followed up to the end of 2010 by collating these figures with the… CONTINUE READING

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