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  • Fecal Continence is Important: KocK Pouch or BCIR?

    Medical conditions exist that can only be cured with removal of the large intestine. When this is the case, a new way to eliminate bowel waste must be considered. Once upon a time, the only way to achieve this was to bring the end of the small bowel through an opening in the abdominal wall creating a protruding stoma to which an external device was fashioned to collect your bowel waste. This was called an ileostomy. With medical advances, we now have options that address continence of fecal ...

  • When Pouchitis Strikes

    | Posted by BCIR

    "Pouchitis can appear at the most inopportune times, and often when you least expect it. Fortunately, the frequency of pouchitis is relatively low in most patients, and when it does occur it is most often easily treatable. The true incidence of pouchitis is difficult to determine due to varying criteria for diagnosis and variable degrees of severity. (1) Though Pouchitis is an inflammation of the ileal pouch, typically anti-inflammatory treatments are less effective on this particular type of ...