Steroids and One-Stage Restorative Proctocolectomy in Ulcerative Colitis: Unnatural Bedfellows

Lu, Kim C.; Herzig, Daniel O.; Deveney, Karen E.
March 2007
World Journal of Surgery;Mar2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p530
Academic Journal
The author reflects on steroids as one of the factors that increase the risk of postoperative infectious complications in ulcerative colitis. He also mentions that it was shown on some retrospective studies that there are conflicting effects of steroids on postoperative sepsis. He offers overviews on the methods used by the researchers.


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