My surgeon fitted me with an internal pouch, known as a J-pouch
, which is attached to what I have left of my large intestine.
It shows us some of the explanations for why patients with ulcerative colitis who have a J-pouch
[also called an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis] may ultimately develop Crohn's disease," said Dr.
He has what is called a J-pouch to replace his natural rectum, which had been removed along with his colon and appendix.
I also had a J-pouch to replace what colon I had left, after significant progression of the disease.
Attendees of the Inflammatory Bowel Support Group and the J-Pouch
Support Group share their success stories and how to manage their disease.
There are no approved treatments for pouchitis, a problem seen in approximately half of patients who undergo a colectomy and surgical creation of a j-pouch
to treat ulcerative colitis.
This designation, along with the recent positive results from the exploratory Phase 2 trial for AST-120, allows us to expand the development of AST-120 for the treatment of Pouchitis, a frequent and severe complication in patients with a J-Pouch
for which there are currently no drugs approved.
design was used in 82% of patients, and 17% had their pouches created with no need for a diverting ileostomy.
is created to collect stools and the pouch often becomes inflamed, a condition known as pouchitis, which is associated with diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever and dehydration.
Eventually, Shannan had surgery and a temporary ostomy; she now has a J-pouch