diverticulitis

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diverticulitis

inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon

diverticulitis

[‚dī·vər‚tik·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of a diverticulum.
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A multicenter randomized clinical trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies with or without antibiotics for uncomplicated acute diverticulitis (DIABOLO trial).
Acute diverticulitis typically demonstrates significant bowel wall thickening and extraluminal free air, which are absent with epiploic appendagitis.
Although barium scan of the small intestine is one of the best radiological contrast study to visualize diverticula, it is contraindicated in case of perforation or acute diverticulitis to suggest a perforation.
Acute epiploic appendagitis presents with acute lower abdominal pain, mimicking acute diverticulitis and acute appendicitis.
This review will discuss the common presentations, investigations and current treatment strategies utilised in the management of acute diverticulitis and its complications as well as providing an up to date synopsis of existing recommendations for follow up and prevention.
Comorbidity is a major determinant of severity in acute diverticulitis.
A high-fiber diet is often prescribed after recovery from acute diverticulitis, based on extrapolation from epidemiologic data showing an association between low-fiber diets and diverticulosis (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion).
When the researchers looked only at imaging-confirmed or surgical spec-imen--confirmed cases, 23 patients (1%) developed acute diverticulitis during the study period.
One person had acute diverticulitis, and the other had either food poisoning or acute gastroenteritis.
After 5+ years: 2 cases of acute diverticulitis in 1 19 patients
Approximately 15% of patients with acute diverticulitis will develop an associated pericolic or intramesenteric abscess.

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