"Intestinal Fistula" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Intestinal Fistula" by people in Profiles.
Treatment of pouchitis, Crohn's disease, cuffitis, and other inflammatory disorders of the pouch: consensus guidelines from the International Ileal Pouch Consortium. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 01; 7(1):69-95.
In situ bypass and extra-anatomic bypass procedures result in similar survival in patients with secondary aortoenteric fistulas. J Vasc Surg. 2021 01; 73(1):210-221.e1.
Efficacy of Vedolizumab in Fistulising Crohn's Disease: Exploratory Analyses of Data from GEMINI 2. J Crohns Colitis. 2018 Apr 27; 12(5):621-626.
Development of an index to define overall disease severity in IBD. Gut. 2018 02; 67(2):244-254.
Successful Primary Repair of a Colopericardial Fistula: A Late Complication of Esophageal Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct; 100(4):1459-61.
Penetrating Disease, Narcotic Use, and Loop Ostomy Are Associated with Ostomy and IBD-related Complications After Ostomy Surgery in Crohn's Disease Patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Oct; 19(10):1852-61.
Diffusion-weighted MRI: role in detecting abdominopelvic internal fistulas and sinus tracts. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jan; 35(1):125-31.
Incidence of stricturing and penetrating complications of Crohn's disease diagnosed in pediatric patients. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Apr; 16(4):638-44.
V.A.C. Therapy in the management of paediatric wounds: clinical review and experience. Int Wound J. 2009 Aug; 6 Suppl 1:1-26.
Effects of fistula on healthcare costs and utilization for patients with Crohn's disease treated in a managed care environment. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008 Dec; 14(12):1707-14.