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Predicting outcome in severe ulcerative colitis.

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BACKGROUND: Simple criteria are needed to predict which patients with severe ulcerative colitis will respond poorly to intensive medical treatment and require colectomy. AIMS: To find out if the early pattern of change in inflammatory markers or other variables could predict the need for surgery and to evaluate the outcome of medical treatment during one year follow up. PATIENTS: 51 consecutive episodes of severe colitis (Truelove and Witts criteria) affecting 49 patients admitted to John Rad...

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10.1136/gut.38.6.905

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Farrant, JM More by this author
Ricketts, C More by this author
Mortensen, NM More by this author
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Journal:
Gut
Volume:
38
Issue:
6
Pages:
905-910
Publication date:
1996-06-05
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EISSN:
1468-3288
ISSN:
0017-5749
URN:
uuid:e7fc9bcc-46ba-4864-8731-25c71aca6899
Source identifiers:
135326
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pubs:135326

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