The Incidence of Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery Among Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

@article{Cole2005TheIO,
  title={The Incidence of Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery Among Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome},
  author={Jazmin A. Cole and Jason Yeaw and Jennifer A. Cutone and Braden Kuo and Zhiping Huang and David L. Earnest and Alexander M. Walker},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={50},
  pages={2268-2275}
}
Rates of abdominopelvic surgery, with a particular focus on gallbladder procedures, were measured in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (n= 108,936) and compared with those in a general population sample (n= 223,082). The patient sample was selected from persons who were members of a managed care organization during the years 1995–2000. Medical records from a randomly selected subset of IBS patients were reviewed to confirm the diagnosis. Crude and standardized rates and adjusted rate… 

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