The problems associated with ulcerative colitis and its treatment have effects on adolescents and young adults dissimilar from as well as more profound than those on older individuals. Adolescents are confronted with problems such as biological, psychological and social changes as well as role changes related to peers and family. This inductive study aimed to describe the adolescents' experiences of living with ulcerative colitis. A total of 28 subjects were asked about their experiences both at the present time and at the time their first symptoms appeared. Verbatim transcribed thematized interviews were analysed according to a method influenced by the constant comparative method for grounded theory.
Ischemic colitis is not well characterized in the young adult population, despite its commonness in older patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the demographics, etiology, clinical features, and prognosis of ischemic colitis in young adults. Fifty-two percent 13 of 25 of women were using oral contraceptives at the time of diagnosis. Most patients were diagnosed at colonoscopy, and most disease was left sided. Twenty-nine patients were successfully managed with intravenous fluids, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and bowel rest; 10 patients required surgery. There was one disease-related death in the operative group.
Now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that both of those assertions may be true. More than one in five of the younger patients had a family history of the illness. In addition, a higher percentage of older patients achieved remission after a year of treatment.
Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes the inner lining of the large intestine colon to get red and swollen with sores called ulcers. It's a chronic condition, which means it lasts a long time or constantly comes and goes. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease IBD that happens only in the colon. The most common symptoms of ulcerative colitis are cramping belly pain and diarrhea.