Background Data Currently, data regarding the rates of morbidity and mortality following non-elective colectomy for ulcerative colitis (UC) are variable. We sought to determine the rates and predictors of 90-day mortality and complications following colectomy for UC. Methods Patients undergoing an initial surgery for UC at a tertiary care center between January 2002 and January 2014 were included. Patients were identified using ICD-9 code 556.x. Each record was manually reviewed for demographic informa - tion, medical histories, UC history, medications, and data regarding the admission and discharge. Charts were reviewed for mortality and complications within 90 days of surgery. Complications were classified using the Clavien–Dindo classification system. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed using IBM SPSS Statistics, version 23.0. Results Two hundred and fifty-eight patients underwent surgery for UC. 69% were elective, and 31% were urgent/emergent. There were no deaths reported within 30 days of surgery. At 90 days, there were 2 deaths in the elective group and 1 death in the urgent/emergent group. The death in the urgent/emergent group was likely related to the initial surgery, while the elective group death was not directly related to the initial surgery for UC. Complications occurred in 47% of patients. There were no significant
Digestive Diseases and Sciences – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 20, 2018
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