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Cuffitis Activity Index (CAI) of Shen et al in the Anal Cuff of an Ileoanal Anastomosis

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Gastroenterology

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Shen et al developed a Cuffitis Activity Index (CAI) to describe rectal cuff inflammation in a patient with ulcerative colitis following restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. This is based on the Pouchitis Disease Activity Index (above) and can be used to monitor the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory therapy. The authors are from the Cleveland Clinic.

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