Predictors and the rate of medical treatment failure in ulcerative colitis.

@article{Chakravarty1993PredictorsAT,
  title={Predictors and the rate of medical treatment failure in ulcerative colitis.},
  author={B J Chakravarty},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={852-5}
}
Eighty-nine admissions into Auckland Hospital with exacerbation of ulcerative colitis (between May 1985 and May 1991) were analyzed to determine the rate and any predictors of medical treatment failure. Twenty-five patients (28%) failed to respond to medical treatment and required surgery. Clinical information and laboratory indices available within 24 h of the admissions were compared between the patients requiring surgery and those who did not. There were no significant differences between… CONTINUE READING

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