Preoperative steroid-related complications in Japanese pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis.

@article{Uchida2006PreoperativeSC,
  title={Preoperative steroid-related complications in Japanese pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Keiichi Uchida and Toshimitsu Araki and Yuji Toiyama and Shigeyuki Yoshiyama and Mikihiro Inoue and Hiroki Ikeuchi and Hidenori Yanagi and Chikao Miki and Takehira Yamamura and Masato Kusunoki},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={74-9}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to clarify a limit for steroid therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis through analyzing the preoperative major steroid-related complications and to define when alternative therapies, including surgery, should be performed in pediatric ulcerative colitis patients. METHODS The medical records of 28 pediatric and 57 adult patients with ulcerative colitis who underwent total proctocolectomy and ileal J-pouch-anal anastomosis were reviewed. The relationship… CONTINUE READING