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Clinical course of ulcerative colitis in Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6965918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prognosis of ulcerative colitis has been studied in 122 patients with this disease who had been referred to Bolgna from various parts of Italy and were then followed up. The overall mortality rate was 4.9% and the percentage of patients who were treated by total colectomy was 15.5%. Postoperative mortality was 10.5%, and the percentage of patients who developed carcinoma of the colon was 0.8%. All these figures fall within the range of values for the relevant variables quoted by previous authors from different countries. It is concluded that the prognosis of ulcerative colitis in the 122 Italian patients in the present study was similar to that reported previously in patients of other nationalities.
G A Lanfranchi; C Brignola; M Michelini; M Campieri; G Bazzocchi; A Benatti; C Cortini; G Labó; A Parmeggiani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestion     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0012-2823     ISO Abbreviation:  Digestion     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-16     Completed Date:  1980-06-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150472     Medline TA:  Digestion     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Colectomy / mortality
Colitis, Ulcerative / mortality*,  surgery
Cross-Sectional Studies

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