Short Versus Long Interval Loop Ileostomy Reversal After Ileal Pouch Surgery In Patients With Ulcerative Colitis (SLIRPS) Trial

PI: Jon Vogel, MD 

Randomized prospective trials have evaluated the outcomes of standard (8 weeks) and decreased (8-13 day) intervals to defunctioning ileostomy reversal after rectal cancer surgery and have demonstrated superiority of decreased interval to closure. The unique significance of our study is that it will focus on ulcerative colitis patients who undergo ileal pouch surgery with temporary defunctioning ileostomy. 

 This operation is performed on a minimum of 15 patients, with UC or IC, annually at University of Colorado Hospital and at the co-investigator centers.  This surgery is performed by fellowship-trained and board certified colorectal surgeons at the University of Colorado.

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