The evolving management of postoperative Crohn's disease.

@article{Hashash2012TheEM,
  title={The evolving management of postoperative Crohn's disease.},
  author={Jana Ghazi Hashash and Miguel D. Regueiro},
  journal={Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={637-48}
}
Two-thirds to three-quarters of Crohn's disease patients require intestinal surgery for medically refractory disease or complications. Surgery is not a cure and most patients develop recurrent Crohn's disease and require additional intestinal resections. There are a number of medications that have been investigated for preventing and treating recurrence. Risk factors for postoperative disease recurrence help guide the physician in determining the appropriate treatment strategy after Crohn's… CONTINUE READING