Smoking not linked with increased pouchitis risk

Current or past smoking was not associated with increased risk for the development of pouchitis in patients with ulcerative colitis, according to a meta-analysis published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.Shannon Chang, MD, of the division of gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health, and colleagues wrote that the role of smoking in inflammatory bowel disease in somewhat well-established, but that is not the case in pouchitis.“Smoking cigarettes has been associated with negative outcomes in Crohn’s disease but with a protective effect in patients with ulcerative colitis,”Read More

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