EHR investigation shows ulcerative colitis is helped by statins

Written by Darcy Hodge, Editor

Ulcerative colitis

Statins may be beneficial for patients with ulcerative colitis, as demonstrated by researchers from Stanford University (CA, USA). The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, used anonymized patient health data – such as genomic and prescription data – for the investigation. Ulcerative colitis is a disease leading to inflammation of the bowels, which can exhaust those living with the condition. If anti-inflammatory treatments are unsuccessful, patients may undergo a colectomy, a partial or entire removal of the colon. The team began their investigation through publicly available anonymous patient data. This genomic data originated from colon...

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