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Ulcerative Colitis Risk for Colectomy Score

Purpose:

To identify a patient admitted to the hospital for ulcerative colitis (UC) who is more likely to undergo a total colectomy.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

K51

Description:

Ananthakrishnan et al developed 2 scores for predicting the risk that a patient hospitalized for Ulcerative Colitis (UC) will need to undergo a colectomy. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Pittsburgh.

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