Ileostomates in Israel

A. Halevy, Y. Adam, J. Eshchar*

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A survey of 47 Israeli ileostomates known to the Israel Ostomy Association was performed. The outstanding features are 1) a low (5 per cent) referral rate of patients with inflammatory bowel disease for proctocolectomy and ileostomy; 2) a high (64-85 per cent) incidence of cutaneous problems; 3) a low rate of rehabilitation, as measured by return to previous occupation, sexual life and social adjustment. However, our 47 ostomates were operated on in 14 institutions in five countries and live in a subtropical climate-factors that may negatively affect the outcome. Since the study, the situation has improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-486
Number of pages5
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 1977


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