Comparison of Ischemic Colitis in the Young and the Elderly

Muhammed Sherid, Salih Samo, Samian Sulaiman, Husein Husein, Sankara N Sethuraman, Dharma S Thiruvaiyaru, Charles Spurr, Humberto Sifuentes, Subbaramiah Sridhar

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis is traditionally known as a disease of the elderly; however, its recognition among the young recently has increased. The aim of this study was to illustrate the features of ischemic colitis in a younger population. METHODS: Medical records of patients with ischemic colitis from January 2007 to January 2013 were reviewed. The study was conducted in 2 hospitals, and the patients were divided into 2 groups: < 50 and ≥ 50 years old. RESULTS: A total of 118 patients with ischemic colitis were identified. Fifteen patients (12.7%) were < 50 years of age; 103 patients (87.3%) were ≥ 50 years old. While drugs and vasculitis—as a group—was the most common precipitating factor for ischemic colitis in the younger age group, constipation was the most common precipitating factor in the older age group. All patients in the younger group had rectal bleeding vs 70.9% in the older group (P = 0.009). History of coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension were higher in the older group. Length of hospital stay was shorter in the younger group (3.4 days) than the older group (7.2 days). CONCLUSION: In this study, 12.7% of the patients were under age 50. All patients in this “young” age group experienced rectal bleeding and their hospital stay was shorter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-202
Number of pages7
JournalWMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
Volume115
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Fingerprint

Ischemic Colitis
Precipitating Factors
Length of Stay
Age Groups
Hemorrhage
Constipation
Dyslipidemias
Medical Records
Coronary Artery Disease
Hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Comparison of Ischemic Colitis in the Young and the Elderly. / Sherid, Muhammed; Samo, Salih; Sulaiman, Samian; Husein, Husein; Sethuraman, Sankara N; Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma S; Spurr, Charles; Sifuentes, Humberto; Sridhar, Subbaramiah.

In: WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. 115, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 196-202.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{6ff3b3a8d31346ca8989210be99f67e8,
title = "Comparison of Ischemic Colitis in the Young and the Elderly",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis is traditionally known as a disease of the elderly; however, its recognition among the young recently has increased. The aim of this study was to illustrate the features of ischemic colitis in a younger population. METHODS: Medical records of patients with ischemic colitis from January 2007 to January 2013 were reviewed. The study was conducted in 2 hospitals, and the patients were divided into 2 groups: < 50 and ≥ 50 years old. RESULTS: A total of 118 patients with ischemic colitis were identified. Fifteen patients (12.7{\%}) were < 50 years of age; 103 patients (87.3{\%}) were ≥ 50 years old. While drugs and vasculitis—as a group—was the most common precipitating factor for ischemic colitis in the younger age group, constipation was the most common precipitating factor in the older age group. All patients in the younger group had rectal bleeding vs 70.9{\%} in the older group (P = 0.009). History of coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension were higher in the older group. Length of hospital stay was shorter in the younger group (3.4 days) than the older group (7.2 days). CONCLUSION: In this study, 12.7{\%} of the patients were under age 50. All patients in this “young” age group experienced rectal bleeding and their hospital stay was shorter.",
author = "Muhammed Sherid and Salih Samo and Samian Sulaiman and Husein Husein and Sethuraman, {Sankara N} and Thiruvaiyaru, {Dharma S} and Charles Spurr and Humberto Sifuentes and Subbaramiah Sridhar",
year = "2016",
month = "8",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "115",
pages = "196--202",
journal = "Wisconsin Medical Journal",
issn = "0043-6542",
publisher = "State Medical Society of Wisconsin",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Comparison of Ischemic Colitis in the Young and the Elderly

AU - Sherid, Muhammed

AU - Samo, Salih

AU - Sulaiman, Samian

AU - Husein, Husein

AU - Sethuraman, Sankara N

AU - Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma S

AU - Spurr, Charles

AU - Sifuentes, Humberto

AU - Sridhar, Subbaramiah

PY - 2016/8/1

Y1 - 2016/8/1

N2 - BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis is traditionally known as a disease of the elderly; however, its recognition among the young recently has increased. The aim of this study was to illustrate the features of ischemic colitis in a younger population. METHODS: Medical records of patients with ischemic colitis from January 2007 to January 2013 were reviewed. The study was conducted in 2 hospitals, and the patients were divided into 2 groups: < 50 and ≥ 50 years old. RESULTS: A total of 118 patients with ischemic colitis were identified. Fifteen patients (12.7%) were < 50 years of age; 103 patients (87.3%) were ≥ 50 years old. While drugs and vasculitis—as a group—was the most common precipitating factor for ischemic colitis in the younger age group, constipation was the most common precipitating factor in the older age group. All patients in the younger group had rectal bleeding vs 70.9% in the older group (P = 0.009). History of coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension were higher in the older group. Length of hospital stay was shorter in the younger group (3.4 days) than the older group (7.2 days). CONCLUSION: In this study, 12.7% of the patients were under age 50. All patients in this “young” age group experienced rectal bleeding and their hospital stay was shorter.

AB - BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis is traditionally known as a disease of the elderly; however, its recognition among the young recently has increased. The aim of this study was to illustrate the features of ischemic colitis in a younger population. METHODS: Medical records of patients with ischemic colitis from January 2007 to January 2013 were reviewed. The study was conducted in 2 hospitals, and the patients were divided into 2 groups: < 50 and ≥ 50 years old. RESULTS: A total of 118 patients with ischemic colitis were identified. Fifteen patients (12.7%) were < 50 years of age; 103 patients (87.3%) were ≥ 50 years old. While drugs and vasculitis—as a group—was the most common precipitating factor for ischemic colitis in the younger age group, constipation was the most common precipitating factor in the older age group. All patients in the younger group had rectal bleeding vs 70.9% in the older group (P = 0.009). History of coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension were higher in the older group. Length of hospital stay was shorter in the younger group (3.4 days) than the older group (7.2 days). CONCLUSION: In this study, 12.7% of the patients were under age 50. All patients in this “young” age group experienced rectal bleeding and their hospital stay was shorter.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85064884197&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85064884197&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 115

SP - 196

EP - 202

JO - Wisconsin Medical Journal

JF - Wisconsin Medical Journal

SN - 0043-6542

IS - 4

ER -