New Research Evaluates Evolution of Crohn's Symptoms Over Time
Patients with Crohn's disease often experience changing degrees of intensity of symptoms over time. Physicians need to be able to develop accurate Crohn's disease phenotypes to administer the best treatment possible. A study by de Barros KSC and colleagues was conducted to find out what the long-term evolution of symptoms were in patients based on various factors, including disease phenotypes.
The researchers collected data from 179 patients with Crohn's disease. The researchers then used the Montreal classification and the Kaplan-Meier method to determine the approximate cumulative probability of complication development and surgery. The researchers then applied the Poisson regression method to extract a multivariate analysis. The research study was approved by the Local Institutional Review Board.