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Long-term outcome of patients with distal ulcerative colitis and inflammation of the appendiceal orifice.
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PMID:  22187699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Skip inflammation of the appendiceal orifice has been described in distal UC (UC-IAO) but long-term clinical outcomes are poorly established. Our aim was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes of UC-IAO as compared to classic distal UC.
METHODS: Patients with UC-IAO were identified from the local IBD database. Disease outcome and therapeutic requirements during follow-up were accurately collected, and compared with a control group of patients with distal UC without peri-appendiceal involvement matched by disease extent (proctitis/distal), smoking habit, and date and age at diagnosis.
RESULTS: Fourteen UC patients were found to have UC-IAO, most of them with initial extent of UC limited to the rectum. All patients were initially managed with mesalazine administered orally (28.5%), topically (28.5%), or in combination (43%). After a median follow-up of 78 months (interquartile range - IQR 45-123) most UC-IAO patients were successfully managed with oral and/or topical aminosalicylates. Only one of them developed proximal disease progression. As compared to controls, no differences in clinical outcomes or therapeutic requirements were found.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with UC-IAO tend to present a mild course, with a low probability to develop proximal progression of disease extent or to require immunosuppressive therapy or colectomy.
Juan E Naves; Vicente Lorenzo-Zuniga; Laura Marín; Míriam Manosa; Blanca Oller; Vicente Moreno; Yamile Zabana; Jaume Boix; Eduard Cabré; Eugeni Domenech
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1842-1121     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gastrointestin Liver Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101272825     Medline TA:  J Gastrointestin Liver Dis     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en red en Enfermedades Hepatica y Digestivas, Badalona, Spain; Email:
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