Multicenter case-control study of the risk factors for ulcerative colitis in China.

@article{Wang2013MulticenterCS,
  title={Multicenter case-control study of the risk factors for ulcerative colitis in China.},
  author={Yu-Fang Wang and Qin Ou-Yang and Bing Xia and Li-na Liu and Fang Gu and Kai-Fang Zhou and Qiao Mei and Ruihua Shi and Zhi-hua Ran and Xiao-di Wang and Pin-jin Hu and Kai-Chun Wu and Xin-Guang Liu and Yinglei Miao and Ying Han and Xiao-ping Wu and Guo-Bing He and Jie Zhong and Guan-jian Liu},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={1827-33}
}
AIM To evaluate potential risk factors in the development of ulcerative colitis (UC) in China. METHODS A total of 1308 patients with UC and 1308 age-matched and sex-matched controls were prospectively studied in China. The UC cases were collected from 17 hospitals in China from April 2007 to April 2010. Uniform questionnaires were designed to investigate risk factors including smoking, appendectomy, stress, socio-economic conditions, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), oral… CONTINUE READING
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