The impact of clinical types of disease manifestation on the risk of early postoperative recurrence in Crohn's disease.

@article{Hofer2001TheIO,
  title={The impact of clinical types of disease manifestation on the risk of early postoperative recurrence in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Barbara Hofer and Thomas C. B{\"o}ttger and Thomas Hernandez-Richter and Joachim Kai Seifert and Theo Junginger},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 37},
  pages={152-5}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surgery for Crohn's disease is frequently followed by symptomatic recurrence, which in up to 40% requires reoperation within 6 years. Whilst there is evidence that postoperative medical prophylaxis can be efficient, the results of clinical trials are inconsistent regarding the achieved benefit for the patient. Several parameters have been claimed to indicate an increased intrinsic risk of early surgical recurrence. METHODOLOGY Patient charts of 287 patients who had undergone… CONTINUE READING

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