Systematic Evaluation of Diagnostic Delay in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Schoepfer, Alain M; Vavricka, Stephan; Safroneeva, Ekaterina; Fournier, Nicolas; Manser, Christine; Frei, Pascal; Deltenre, Pierre; Rogler, Gerhard; Straumann, Alex; Ezri, Jessica; Nydegger, Andreas; Braegger, Christian (2017). Systematic Evaluation of Diagnostic Delay in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 64(2), pp. 245-247. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001238

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We evaluated the diagnostic delay (time from first symptoms to diagnosis) in 100 pediatric patients with Crohn disease (CD) and 75 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Median (interquartile range) diagnostic delay in patients with CD was 4 (2-8) (range 0-82) months compared with 2 (1-7) (range 0-52) months in patients with UC (P = 0.003). The time interval from first physician visit to inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis was longer in patients with CD and UC when compared to the time interval from symptom onset to first physician visit (CD: median 3 vs 1 months, P < 0.001; UC: median 2 vs 0 months, P < 0.001). No specific risk factors were identified for the length of diagnostic delay. Measures should be taken to reduce diagnostic delay.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Safroneeva, Ekaterina

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0277-2116

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tanya Karrer

Date Deposited:

09 Mar 2018 11:18

Last Modified:

27 Oct 2019 23:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/MPG.0000000000001238

PubMed ID:

27101540

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112382

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112382

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