Smoking prevalence and its influence on disease course and surgery in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

@article{Lunney2015SmokingPA,
  title={Smoking prevalence and its influence on disease course and surgery in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Paul C Lunney and Viraj C Kariyawasam and Ruoxi Wang and Kenna Middleton and Tong Huang and Christian P Selinger and J M Andrews and Peter H Katelaris and Rupert W L Leong},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2015},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={61-70}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking demonstrates divergent effects in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Smoking frequency is greater in CD and deleterious to its disease course. Conversely, UC is primarily a disease of nonsmokers and ex-smokers, with reports of disease amelioration in active smoking. AIM To determine the prevalence of smoking and its effects on disease progression and surgery in a well-characterised cohort of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) patients. METHODS Patients with… CONTINUE READING
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