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Mortality in patients with and without colectomy admitted to hospital for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: record linkage studies / S. E Roberts; J. G Williams; D Yeates; M. J Goldacre; Stephen Roberts; John Williams
BMJ, Volume: 335, Issue: 7628, Pages: 1033 - 1033
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Mortality in patients with and without colectomy admitted to hospital for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: record linkage studies
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Conceived and interpreted this innovative record linkage study which provides strong evidence for earlier surgical intervention in acute and chronic, severe inflammatory bowel disease. Informed a plenary debate on medical versus surgical treatment at British Society of Gastroenterology. Published with BMJ leader and press release. Highlights need for further research.
Swansea University Medical School