Posted by ImproveCareNow on February 01, 2015
Dotson JL, Crandall WV, Zhang P, Forrest CB, Bailey LC, Colletti RB, Kappelman MD (2015). Feasibility and validity of the pediatric ulcerative colitis activity index in real-world clinical practice. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN) 60(2), pg. 200-4.
The Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI) is a noninvasive disease activity index developed as a clinical trial endpoint. More recently, practice guidelines have recommended the use of PUCAI in routine clinical care. We therefore sought to evaluate the feasibility, validity, and responsiveness of PUCAI in a large, diverse collection of pediatric gastroenterology practices.