Patients with extraintestinal manifestations have a higher risk of developing pouchitis in ulcerative colitis: multivariate analysis.

@article{Hata2003PatientsWE,
  title={Patients with extraintestinal manifestations have a higher risk of developing pouchitis in ulcerative colitis: multivariate analysis.},
  author={Keisuke Hata and Toshiaki Watanabe and Masaru Shinozaki and Hirokazu Nagawa},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={1055-8}
}
BACKGROUND Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) have been the surgical treatments of choice for ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the IPAA is sometimes complicated with pouchitis. Furthermore, the cumulative risk and risk factors for developing pouchitis in patients with UC undergoing IPAA have not been reported in any Asian population. The aim of our study is to clarify the cumulative risk and risk factors for developing pouchitis in Japanese patients with UC… CONTINUE READING