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Management of severe acute colitis in district hospitals.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
77
Issue
6
Pages
465–471
Identifiers
PMID: 6737405
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among 10 hospitals of the North East Thames Region, 84 patients were operated on for inflammatory bowel disease in the years 1977-81. There was one death in the 51 patients treated electively. The postoperative mortality was 24% in 33 patients coming to urgent surgery. The factors leading to this continuing high mortality are analysed as a contribution to an improvement in management.

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