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acute colonic diverticulitis

Taeyoung Yoo, Keun Ho Yang, Jungbin Kim, Inseok Park, Hyunjin Cho, Geumhee Gwak, Byung Noe Bae, Ki Hwan Kim
Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the predictable factors that affect the clinical course, especially the hospital stay, the operation performed, and to determine factors that will be helpful in deciding whether in-hospital or outpatient treatment is appropriate. Methods: We retrospectively collected medical data for patients who had been diagnosed with acute diverticulitis at Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital between January and December 2016. In total, 117 patients were enrolled in this study...
February 2018: Annals of Coloproctology
S T van Dijk, K Bos, M G J de Boer, W A Draaisma, W A van Enst, R J F Felt, B R Klarenbeek, J A Otte, J B C M Puylaert, A A W van Geloven, M A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: The shift from routine antibiotics towards omitting antibiotics for uncomplicated acute diverticulitis opens up the possibility for outpatient instead of inpatient treatment, potentially reducing the burden of one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases in the Western world. PURPOSE: Assessing the safety and cost savings of outpatient treatment in acute colonic diverticulitis. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched for studies on outpatient treatment of colonic diverticulitis, confirmed with computed tomography or ultrasound...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Rasmus Gregersen, Kristoffer Andresen, Jakob Burcharth, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jacob Rosenberg
PURPOSE: The study aimed to investigate long-term mortality, recurrence, and death related to recurrence for patients admitted with acute diverticulitis with abscess formation (Hinchey stage Ib-II). METHODS: The cohort was identified by linking administrative registers for all Danish citizens in years 2000-2012. Patients were identified from ICD-10 discharge codes and stratified according to treatment (antibiotics, percutaneous abscess drainage, or surgery). RESULTS: From 6,641,672 persons, 3148 patients were identified with acute diverticulitis with abscess formation...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Francesco Saverio Mennini, Paolo Sciattella, Andrea Marcellusi, Bernardo Toraldo, Maurizio Koch
INTRODUCTION: Diverticular disease (DD) represent a wide variety of conditions associated with the presence of diverticula in the colon. The most serious form is an acute episode of diverticulitis which can lead to hospitalization and surgery with various types of consequences. The main aim of this study was to evaluate, from both cross-sectional and longitudinal perspective, the economic burden of diverticulitis in the real practice. METHOD: A deterministic linkage was performed at individual user level between the different administrative sources of the Marche Region through anonymised ID number for a period of analysis between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2014...
January 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
Deborah L Ellison
Diverticular disease accounts for approximately 300,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States, resulting in 1.5 million days of inpatient care. Diverticulitis is defined as an inflammation of the diverticulum, which can be asymptomatic or symptomatic. This disease is the third most common gastrointestinal illness that requires hospitalization and the leading indication for elective colon resection. Abdominal pain is the most common complaint in patients with acute diverticulitis. The pain can be described as cramping, constant, and persistent for several days...
March 2018: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Maria de Lourdes Ladino Sturchler, Evan A Rusoja, Arun Nagdev, Barry C Simon
BACKGROUND: This case report highlights the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, and medical management of a case of right colonic diverticulitis (RCD) with concomitant pancreatitis, a rare and easily missed entity in the emergency department (ED) of Western hemisphere countries. In our report, we present and discuss a case of RCD that led to pancreatitis in a female Asian patient. We review the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of this disorder, and also discuss some complications associated with RCD...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
José V Roig, Luis Sánchez-Guillén, Juan J GARCíA-Armengol
Diverticulitis is a common condition in industrialized countries and an important cause of hospital admissions. Its growing trend is a challenge for the surgeons who perform emergency surgery, because approximately 15-25 percent of the patients will require surgery, being the surgical management of complicated acute diverticulitis controversial. The past decade has seen a paradigm shift in the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis based on new epidemiological studies and refinement of surgical techniques that has produced a reassessment of our guidelines...
January 23, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
Adi Lahat, Daniela Necula, Miri Yavzori, Orit Picard, Sharon Halperin, Rami Eliakim, Shomron Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest continuous chronic inflammation in patients after an acute diverticulitis (AD) episode. GOALS: The aim of this article was to compare clinical parameters, inflammatory cytokine expression, and immune-cell infiltrates between patients after severe versus nonsevere AD, as defined by radiology examination during the acute episode. STUDY: Sixteen patients, after suffering an episode of AD, were included, and, of them, 8 had severe disease...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Yutaro Ogawa, Naoki Asayama, Shinji Nagata
Colonic diverticular bleeding is the most common cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding1,2 . Appendiceal diverticulosis is an uncommon clinical entity, with an incidence of 0.004%-2% in surgical pathologic specimens3,4 . Appendiceal diverticulitis in symptomatic patients should be treated with early resection, because of the risk of perforation and peritonitis; the rate of perforation is higher in appendicitis (27%) with diverticulosis than in appendicitis alone (6.6%)5 . Untreated appendiceal diverticulitis can also lead to massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage and abscess formation, and has a potential role in the development of pseudomyxoma peritonei...
January 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Simone Vitali, Paul Eden, Karen Payne, Geoffrey Forbes
A 57-yr-old female Sumatran orangutan ( Pongo abelii) presented with signs of intermittent lethargy and inappetence, then subsequently developed profuse hemorrhagic diarrhea. Colonoscopy under anesthesia revealed diverticulosis of the descending colon, with multiple large diverticula containing fecoliths. There was no evidence of diverticulitis, but a regenerative anemia had developed following an acute diverticular bleed. The orangutan recovered with conservative therapy. Colonic diverticulosis has been reported in nonhuman primates and appears to have a similar clinical presentation to the condition as it occurs in humans...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
David D B Bates, Marina Bernal Fernandez, Cecilia Ponchiardi, Michael von Plato, Joshua P Teich, Chaitan Narsule, Stephan W Anderson, Avneesh Gupta, Christina A LeBedis
PURPOSE: To assess whether CT findings, clinical parameters, and modified Hinchey classification are predictive of management outcomes of patients with acute diverticulitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were accrued between January 2014 and December 2015. A total of 301 adult subjects were identified from radiology reports, of which six who did not met the inclusion criteria were excluded, thus yielding 295 subjects. Subjects were 43.1% (n = 127) male and 56.9% female (n = 168), with mean age 51...
December 4, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Iosief Abraha, Gian A Binda, Alessandro Montedori, Alberto Arezzo, Roberto Cirocchi
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is a common condition in Western industrialised countries. Most individuals remain asymptomatic throughout life; however, 25% experience acute diverticulitis. The standard treatment for acute diverticulitis is open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery - a minimal-access procedure - offers an alternative approach to open surgery, as it is characterised by reduced operative stress that may translate into shorter hospitalisation and more rapid recovery, as well as improved quality of life...
November 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Houssem Harbi, Nizar Kardoun, Sami Fendri, Nouha Dammak, Nozha Toumi, Ahmed Guirat, Rafik Mzali
Diverticulitis is much less common in the jejunum than in colonic diverticula probably because of diverticulum larger size, better intra-luminal flow and relatively sterile jejunal content. Complications of jejunal diverticulitis are acute intestinal obstruction, diverticular bleeding and mainly perforation with mesenteric abscess, localized or generalized peritonitis. The Multi-detector row computed tomography is now the best diagnostic imaging for small bowel diverticulitis as well as its complications. Magnetic resonance enterography is also quite useful but it is still impractical to resort to such an imaging in an abdominal emergency...
December 2017: La Presse Médicale
Rishitha Yelisetti, Areig Awad, Bushra Ambreen, Ritika Zijoo, Sara Wallach
Large bowel obstruction (LBO) is an abdominal emergency with high morbidity and mortality rates if left untreated. LBO is four to five times less frequent than small bowel obstruction (SBO) and the causes of LBO and SBO differ substantially. Colonic malignancy remains the most common cause of LBO (> 60%). Additional causes of LBO include entities such as diverticulitis, colonic volvulus, and adhesion. Herein we present a case of acute LBO caused by pharmacobezoar.
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
James Espinosa, Rahul Sharma, Alan Lucerna, Doug Stranges
We report a case of a 71-year-old female who presented with right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain and was diagnosed on CT scan with right-sided diverticulitis with perforation. She was admitted under the surgical service after consultation and received intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, and pain medications as needed. The patient was discharged 2 days after admission in stable condition with follow-up with gastroenterology. The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant abdominal pain is vast...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Dedrick Kok Hong Chan, Ker-Kan Tan
BACKGROUND: Diverticulitis in Asians is a different disease entity from Western counterparts. Few Asian studies have evaluated the management of acute Hinchey Ia diverticulitis with consideration for outpatient management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Asian patients with Hinchey Ia acute diverticulitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who were treated for Hinchey Ia acute colonic diverticulitis between 2012 and 2014 was performed...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
S T van Dijk, L Daniels, C Y Nio, I Somers, A A W van Geloven, M A Boermeester
PURPOSE: Since outpatient treatment and omitting antibiotics for uncomplicated acute colonic diverticulitis have been proven to be safe in the majority of patients, selection of patients that may not be suited for this treatment strategy becomes an important topic. The aim of this study is to identify computed tomography (CT) imaging predictors for a complicated disease course of initially uncomplicated acute diverticulitis. METHODS: CT imaging from a randomized controlled trial (DIABOLO study) of an observational vs...
December 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Mirza Muradbegovic, Pénélope St-Amour, David Martin, David Petermann, Samir Benabidallah, Luca Di Mare
RATIONALE: Acute colonic diverticulitis is a well-known surgical emergency, which occurs in about 10 percent of patients known for diverticulosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: The case of a 77-year-old woman is reported, with past history of abdominoperineal resection with end-colostomy for low rectal adenocarcinoma, and who developed an acute colonic diverticulitis in a subcutaneous portion of colostomy with parastomal phlegmon. DIAGNOSES: Initial computed tomography imaging demonstrated a significant submucosal parietal edema with local fat tissues infiltration in regard of 3 diverticula...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Abbas Chabok, Kalle Andreasson, Maziar Nikberg
PURPOSE: First-time acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD) has been considered to have an increased risk of complication, but the level of evidence is low. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk of complications in patients with first-time AUD and in patients with a history of diverticulitis. METHODS: This paper is a population-based retrospective study at Västmanland's Hospital, Västerås, Sweden, where all patients were identified with a diagnosis of colonic diverticular disease ICD-10 K57...
December 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Akira Mizuki, Masayuki Tatemichi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Hiroshi Nagata, Takanori Kanai
Aim The purpose of this study was to investigate whether changes occurred in the clinical features of acute colonic diverticulitis (ACD) over a period of 10 years, to estimate the long-term probability of disease recurrence and to investigate whether it could be treated in an outpatient setting. Methods Between January 1998 and January 2009, 488 ACD patients were diagnosed and treated in Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo. The diagnoses were made by ultrasonography (US) and/or CT. We investigated the time-dependent changes in the characteristics of patients with ACD, and we used the Kaplan-Meier method to estimate the cumulative probability of recurrence, based on information from a questionnaire...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
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