Relationship between pouch microbiota and pouchitis following restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis.

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Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) has become the surgical treatment of choice for many patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). UC patients with IPAA (UC-IPAA) are, nevertheless, susceptible to inflammatory and noninflammatory sequelae such as pouchitis, which is… (More)
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i29.9665

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