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RISK cohort

Since some time I am working with Crohn's Disease. One of the problems with the disease is that it is not known what happens. People has found associations with microorganisms, but the relationship between those microorganisms and the patient is still unknown. Also the risk factors for complications is largely unknown. This post follows up the use of a patient cohort data enrolled for identifying the risk factors of complications and health-care costs in pediatric and adult onset Crohn’s disease. Where we can see some usage of the data and the problems of unclear descriptions when using the same data. Articles describing the RISK cohort The first mention to the RISK cohort I could found is in this article [1] where they describe a cohort as: an observational research program that enrolled patients younger than age 17 diagnosed with in flammatory (nonpenetrating, nonstricturing) CD from 2008 through 2012 at 28 pediatric gastroenterology centers in North America. In that ar