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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528364/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-multi-strain-probiotic-in-treatment-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease
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Charlotte L Kvasnovsky, Ingvar Bjarnason, Ana Nora Donaldson, Roy A Sherwood, Savvas Papagrigoriadis
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is a significant burden on healthcare systems that is managed, surgically or medically, mainly as an emergency or acute condition. There are no standardized treatment recommendations for symptomatic uncomplicated disease. We hypothesized that a probiotic would reduce abdominal pain in such patients. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of probiotic treatment (Symprove) in adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic, non-acute symptomatic diverticular disease...
May 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523327/complicated-diverticulitis-in-a-de-novo-kidney-transplanted-patient
#2
Liliana Ana TuŢă, Mădălina Boşoteanu, Eugen Dumitru, Mariana Deacu
Diverticular disease is frequent amongst the elderly and immunosuppressed patients. It mainly presents as sigmoid diverticulitis, but severe complications, like bleedings, infections and colon perforation may occur, frequently due to immunosuppressive therapy. Moreover, antibiotherapy and hemostatics may not efficiently control evolution in such cases. Early diagnose and adequate treatment of colonic diverticulosis complicated with lower gastrointestinal bleeding and diverticulitis in immunocompromised patients...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503973/metformin-use-in-diabetics-with-diverticular-disease-is-associated-with-reduced-incidence-of-diverticulitis
#3
Julia Freckelton, Jacqueline Amanda Evans, Daniel Croagh, Gregory Thomas Moore
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is no current, evidence-based therapy to prevent acute diverticulitis in patients with diverticular disease. Metformin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in a number of disease states, in both animal models and in human observational studies. The potential therapeutic efficacy of metformin in diverticular disease has not been investigated. This study aims to describe the relationship between metformin use and diverticular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus...
May 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494576/diverticular-disease-an-update-on-pathogenesis-and-management
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REVIEW
Mona Rezapour, Saima Ali, Neil Stollman
Diverticular disease is one of the most common conditions in the Western world and one of the most common findings identified at colonoscopy. Recently, there has been a significant paradigm shift in our understanding of diverticular disease and its management. The pathogenesis of diverticular disease is thought to be multifactorial and include both environmental and genetic factors in addition to the historically accepted etiology of dietary fiber deficiency. Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) is currently considered a type of chronic diverticulosis that is perhaps akin to irritable bowel syndrome...
May 12, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469355/segmental-colitis-associated-with-diverticulosis-is-it-the-coexistence-of-colonic-diverticulosis-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
John Schembri, John Bonello, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Pierre Ellul
Segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis (SCAD) is an inflammatory process that affects colonic luminal mucosa in segments that are also affected by diverticulosis. Its prevalence varies between 1.15% and 11.4% amongst those suffering from diverticular disease (DD). Being closely associated with DD, it is slightly commoner in males and usually presents in the sixth decade of life. Although the exact pathogenesis of SCAD is unknown, it is probably heterogeneous and includes mechanisms that also play a part in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467330/diagnosis-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease-and-the-role-of-rifaximin-in-management
#6
Giovanni Maconi
 Patients with diverticulosis who develop persistent abdominal pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits not associated with overt inflammation may have symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD). The severity and frequency of SUDD symptoms may have an impact on daily activities and severely affect quality of life. Effective management of SUDD should follow a three part strategy: divert, tackle and maintain. Divert to make the correct diagnosis: several symptoms of SUDD are common to other conditions that require different therapeutic approaches...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466633/the-current-management-of-diverticulosis
#7
Walter Elisei, Giovanni Brandimarte, Antonio Tursi
The incidence of diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon, including acute diverticulitis, is increasing worldwide, and becoming a significant burden on national health systems in terms of direct and indirect costs. Thus, significant efforts are now being focused to identify the correct therapeutic approach to treat symptomatic patients and to prevent diverticulitis. Fibre, non- absorbable antibiotics, 5-aminosalicylic acid and probioticsare currently being investigated in this way. Unfortunately, current evidences on the effectiveness of some medical treatment in preventing acute diverticulitis recurrence are still lacking...
May 2, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463672/genito-urinary-function-and-quality-of-life-after-elective-totally-laparoscopic-sigmoidectomy-after-at-least-one-episode-of-complicated-diverticular-disease-according-to-two-different-vascular-approaches-the-ima-low-ligation-or-the-ima-preservation
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Giulio Mari, Jacopo Crippa, Andrea Costanzi, Michele Mazzola, Carmelo Magistro, Giovanni Ferrari, Dario Maggioni
The arterial ligation during elective laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease can affect genito-urinary function injuring the superior hypogastric plexus, and can weaken the distal colonic stump arterial perfusion. Ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery distal to the left colic artery or the complete preservation of the inferior mesenteric artery can therefore be compared in terms of preservation of the descending sympathetic fibres running along the aorta to the rectum resulting in a different post operative genito urinary function...
March 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461904/corticosteroid-use-and-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-perforated-colonic-diverticular-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
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L H A Broersen, E Horváth-Puhó, A M Pereira, R Erichsen, O M Dekkers, H T Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are a potential risk factor for mortality in patients with perforated diverticular disease, due to blinding of disease severity, hampered wound healing or adrenal insufficiency. We examined mortality in corticosteroid users and non-users among patients with perforated diverticular disease. METHODS: A cohort study based on medical databases including all patients ≥18 years in Denmark (source population 5 289 261 inhabitants) admitted to a hospital with incident perforated diverticular disease between 2005 and 2013...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458843/sigmoid-gluteal-fistula-a-rare-complication-of-fistulating-diverticular-disease
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Thomas Chadwick, Ashok Katti, James Arthur
A rare complication of diverticular disease is the formation of fistulas, most commonly either colo-vesical or colo-vaginal. We present the unusual case of a perforated sigmoid diverticulum forming a colo-gluteal fistula and presenting initially as a gluteal abscess in an otherwise asymptomatic patient. After drainage of the gluteal abscess, the patient re-presented with faecal loss from the abscess drainage site. Imaging revealed fistulous communication between the sigmoid and the left obturator internus muscle, tracking to the gluteus maximus with associated abscess and cutaneous communication to the site of previous drainage...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457170/an-adult-case-of-kommerell-s-diverticulum-with-a-right-sided-aortic-arch
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Koji Tsutsumi, Kosuke Nishida, Jun Tsukamoto, Natsumi Iijima, Osamu Ishida
The patient was a 56-year-old woman with Kommerell's diverticulum associated with a right-sided aortic arch with mirror-image branching. No other congenital heart anomalies or vascular rings were observed. Descending aortic replacement through a right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed to eliminate the risk of diverticular rupture. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful. This was a rare adult case of right-sided aortic arch with Kommerell's diverticulum associated with no other congenital heart disease...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453588/-diverticular-disease-myths-and-realities
#12
Daniela Fluxá, Rodrigo Quera
Diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon are common conditions in Western countries. The incidence and prevalence of these diseases are increasing and becoming significant for health systems. A growing body of knowledge is shifting the paradigm of the pathogenesis and treatment of diverticular disease. Low-grade inflammation, altered intestinal microbiota, visceral hypersensitivity, and abnormal colonic motility have been identified as factors leading to diverticular disease. The risk of developing diverticulitis among individuals with diverticulosis is lower than 10 to 25%...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438753/complicated-small-bowel-diverticular-disease-a-case-series
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Linden Karas, Mohammed Asif, Victor Chun, Farrukh A Khan
Small bowel diverticulosis of the jejunum and ileum is an uncommon finding with a prevalence rate of 0.2% to 1.3% at autopsy and 0.3% to 1.9% on small bowel studies. Diagnosis can be difficult because there are no pathognomonic features or clinical symptoms that are specific for small bowel diverticulosis. Though rare, it is critical to keep the possibility of small bowel diverticulosis in mind when evaluating cases of malabsorption, chronic abdominal pain, haemorrhage, perforation and intestinal obstruction, especially in patients with connective tissue disorders, a family history of diverticula and a personal history of colonic diverticulosis...
April 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436177/limited-evidence-of-abnormal-intra-colonic-pressure-profiles-in-diverticular-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
R Jaung, J Robertson, G O'Grady, T Milne, D Rowbotham, I P Bissett
AIM: Abnormal colonic pressure profiles and high intraluminal pressures are postulated to contribute to the formation of sigmoid colon diverticulosis and the pathophysiology of diverticular disease (DD). This study aimed to review evidence for abnormal colonic pressure profiles in diverticulosis. METHOD: All published studies investigating colonic pressure in patients with diverticulosis were searched in three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS). No language restrictions were applied...
April 24, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428661/diverticular-disease-of-the-colon-evolution-of-the-therapeutic-approach-and-the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-conditions
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EDITORIAL
Valdair Francisco Muglia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424872/percutaneous-endoscopic-sigmoidopexy-using-t-fasteners-for-management-of-sigmoid-volvulus
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Kevin Tin, Zain A Sobani, Nnaemeka Anyadike, Anna Serur, Ira Mayer, Kadirawel Iswara, Yuriy Tsirlin
BACKGROUND: Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is the third leading cause of large bowel obstruction after colonic neoplasms and diverticular disease. SV has traditionally been managed via endoscopic detorsion and decompression followed by non-emergent surgical resection owing to the high risk of recurrence. Most cases of SV occur in elderly debilitated patients with multiple comorbidities and may not be candidates for surgical resection. Endoscopic sigmoidopexy has been described as an alternative to surgical resection...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416357/complicated-diverticular-disease-position-statement-on-outpatient-management-hartmann-s-procedure-laparoscopic-peritoneal-lavage-and-laparoscopic-approach-consensus-document-of-the-spanish-association-of-coloproctology-and-the-coloproctology-section-of-the
#17
Rafael Rosado-Cobián, Teresa Blasco-Segura, Manuel Ferrer-Márquez, Héctor Marín-Ortega, Lucinda Pérez-Domínguez, Sebastiano Bionso, José Vicente Roig-Vila
The Spanish Association of Coloproctology (AECP) and the Coloproctology Section of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC), propose this consensus document about complicated diverticular disease that could be used for decision-making. Outpatient management, Hartmann's procedure, laparoscopic peritoneal lavage, and the role of a laparoscopic approach in colonic resection are exposed.
April 14, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393286/body-mass-index-and-physical-activity-and-the-risk-of-diverticular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#18
REVIEW
Dagfinn Aune, Abhijit Sen, Michael F Leitzmann, Teresa Norat, Serena Tonstad, Lars J Vatten
PURPOSE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies of the association between body mass index (BMI) and physical activity and diverticular disease risk. METHODS: PubMed and Embase databases were searched up to February 7, 2017. Summary relative risks and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated using a random effects model and nonlinear associations were modeled using fractional polynomial models. RESULTS: Six cohort studies of BMI and diverticular disease risk (28,915 cases, 1,636,777 participants) and five cohort studies of physical activity and diverticular disease risk (2080 cases, 147,869 participants) were included...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391674/diverticular-disease-myths-and-facts
#19
Bruno Annibale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387885/retrospective-comparison-of-long-term-ten-day-month-rifaximin-or-mesalazine-in-prevention-of-relapse-in-acute-diverticulitis
#20
V Festa, S Spila Alegiani, F Chiesara, A Moretti, M Bianchi, A Dezi, G Traversa, M Koch
OBJECTIVE: Diverticular disease (DD) of the colon has an increasing burden on health services. The effectiveness of rifaximin for the treatment of DD, is not yet established. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of long-term treatment with rifaximin or mesalazine in a 10-day schedule for the prevention of recurrent diverticulitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study. We identified all consecutive patients with DD and previous acute diverticulitis (AD) in our outpatients' database; 124 patients, were included...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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