Table 3

Prediction of corticosteroid failure in acute severe ulcerative colitis and need for ‘rescue therapy’

Index
Oxford31 Stool frequency >8/day OR stool frequency >3/day with CRP >45 mg/L on day 3 of intravenous corticosteroid
Lindgren90 Serum CRP (mg/L)×0.14 stool frequency on day 3 of intravenous corticosteroid
Ho91 Stool frequency, colonic dilatation, serum albumin levels (cut-off >4 on day 3 of intravenous corticosteroid)
Seo92 Stool frequency, blood, nocturnal stools, abdominal pain, activity level
Jain17 UCEIS >6 at admission and faecal calprotectin >1000 µg/g on day 3 of intravenous corticosteroid
  • CRP, C reactive protein; UCEIS, Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity.