MEDICAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: POST-OPERATIVE CROHN'S DISEASE: CAUSE AND PREVENTION
Grant number: 558421 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012
Eighty percent of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) need an operation at some stage. The disease invariably returns, and in 70% of patients further surgery is required. This project aims to determine whether particular bacteria cause the disease to recur and will look at the value of antibiotic treatment to prevent severe disease recurring. It will also assess whether adjusting treatment based on changes seen at the operative site during follow-up influences disease recurrence .