Dis Colon Rectum 2021 04 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Department of General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Division of Colon & Rectum Surgery, Beth Israel-Deaconess Health Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Patient Advocate, Blogger, www.rasheedclarke.com Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Hospital. Stony Brook, New York, USA Patient Advocate, Blogger, www.colitisninja.com Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Department of Surgery, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Department of Surgery, County Council of Östergötland, and Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Crohn's and Colitis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA Division of Colorectal Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA MGH Colorectal Surgery and Crohn's Colitis Centers, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Background: Functional outcomes after ileoanal pouch creation have been studied; however, there is great variability in how relevant outcomes are defined and reported. More importantly, the perspective of patients has not been represented in deciding which outcomes should be the focus of research.
Objective: The primary aim was to create a patient-centered definition of core symptoms that should be included in future studies of pouch function. Read More