(TeleManagement) Swedish researchers conducted a study at the County Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping, to determine whether appendicectomy had a protective effect against the development of ulcerative colitis. They found that, while the incidence of ulcerative colitis was lower in patients who had undergone appendectomy for inflammatory conditions, this was not so in patients where appendicectomy had been carried out for non-specific abdominal pain.

To examine the relationship between appendicectomy and ulcerative colitis, the authors used data from a national database to identify almost 213,000 patients under 50 who had undergone appendectomy, and the same number of matched controls who had not. Follow-up lasted until a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis was made.

The study showed Read Full Press Release Appendectomy and Ulcerative Colitis

About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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