Gastroenterology

21 NATURAL HISTORY OF COLECTOMY AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH ULCERATIVE COLITIS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA OF BIOLOGICS




Despite reducing mortality, the use of intravenous (IV) corticosteroids has not significantly reduced inpatient colectomy rates among hospitalized patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Whether the occurrence of colectomy, estimated at 20-30% in this population in the prebiologic era, remains elevated is unknown.

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