Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment for diverticulitis: Updated ASCRS guidelines published

Reflecting research-driven changes in clinical practice, a revised set of evidence-based recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis has been published in Diseases of the Colon ...

Genetics

Genome-wide study identifies genes linked to diverticular disease

More than half of adults in the Western hemisphere over the age of 40 have small bulging pouches inside their intestine known as diverticula. Caused by weakening of the outer lining of the intestine, these pouches are typically ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute diverticulitis recurrence more likely with barium enema

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute diverticulitis, recurrence is more likely among those undergoing barium enema, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Surgery

Acute diverticulitis no worse in younger patients

(HealthDay)—Younger patients do not have worse clinical presentation of acute diverticulitis, according to a study published online April 23 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

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Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

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