Preoperative Steroid Use and Risk of Postoperative Complications in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

@article{Subramanian2008PreoperativeSU,
  title={Preoperative Steroid Use and Risk of Postoperative Complications in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Undergoing Abdominal Surgery},
  author={Venkataraman Subramanian and Sonia Saxena and J Y Kang and Richard C. G. Pollok},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={2373-2381}
}
CONTEXT: Corticosteroids are the mainstay of medical therapies to induce remission in acute episodes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, evidence suggests that this may increase the risk of postoperative complications among patients with IBD who go on to have abdominal surgery.OBJECTIVE:To estimate the risk of postoperative complications following abdominal surgery in patients with IBD on steroids at the time of abdominal surgery.DESIGN: Meta-analysis of observational studies.METHODS… CONTINUE READING