Incidence and initial disease course of inflammatory bowel diseases in 2011 in Europe and Australia: results of the 2011 ECCO-EpiCom inception cohort.
Z Vegh, J Burisch, N Pedersen, I Kaimakliotis, D Duricova, M Bortlik, S Avnstrøm, K Kofod Vinding, J Olsen, KR Nielsen, KH Katsanos, EV Tsianos, L Lakatos, D Schwartz, S Odes, G Lupinacci, A De Padova, L Jonaitis, L Kupcinskas, S Turcan Show all
J Crohns Colitis | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of the present study was to validate the IBD (inflammatory bowel diseases) incidence reported in the 2010 ECCO-EpiCom (European Crohn's and Colitis Organization-Epidemiological Committee) inception cohort by including a second independent inception cohort from participating centers in 2011 and an Australian center to investigate whether there is a difference in the incidence of IBD between Eastern and Western European countries and Australia. METHODS: Fourteen centers from 5 Eastern and 9 Western European countries and one center from Australia participated in the ECCO-EpiCom 2011 inception cohort. Patients' data regarding disease type, socio-demographic factors,..View full abstract