Quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis: preoperative status and long-term results.

@article{Tariverdian2007QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis: preoperative status and long-term results.},
  author={Mirjam Tariverdian and Christine Leowardi and U. G. Hinz and Thilo Welsch and Jan Schmidt and Peter Kienle},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={
          1228-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND Restorative proctocolectomy has become the surgical procedure of choice in patients with ulcerative colitis. Only smaller studies have compared postoperative to preoperative quality of life (QoL). METHODS Patients with ulcerative colitis who had undergone restorative proctocolectomy at least 5 years before and who had filled out a disease-specific validated questionnaire (Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index, GIQLI) prior to surgery (n = 128) were included into this follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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