Proctocolectomy doubles 30-day readmission risk vs. colectomy alone

AUSTIN, Texas — Children with ulcerative colitis undergoing proctocolectomy had higher 30-day readmission rates as compared to colectomy alone, according to a presenter at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“Using a pediatric surgical database that included nearly 500 pediatric UC colectomies over a 6-year period, we observed that Nearly one-fifth of patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their procedure,” Matthew Egberg, MD, MD, MPH, MMSc, an assistant professor within the department of pediatrics, division of gastroenterology at the University ofRead More

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