FEATURED SEARCH TERM: ulcerative colitis
Patients with moderately active ulcerative colitis view their disease differently than patients who have undergone colectomy. Their physicians also have a different impression of the disease than they do. In this survey, the later two group felt that the quality of life improved after colectomy, but patients living with moderate ulcerative colitis tended to feel that there would be no particular difference after colectomy. The authors suggest that talking with postcolectomy patients may help those with moderate disease to weigh the comparative benefits of colectomy.
RESULT: Proximity to Disease and Perception of Utility: Physicians' vs Patients' Assessment of Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (PubMed) | Dec 1, 2011 (Free abstract. Full text $64.24)
This patient page describes the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and notes the signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis. It also details , such as aminosalicylates, steroids, immunosuppressive agents, and other anti-inflammatory medications, odiagnosis, testing and treatment, including medications that can reduce injury to the lining of the colon.
RESULT: Ulcerative colitis
JAMA | Jan 4, 2012 (FREE FULL TEXT)