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Diverticular disease

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L Petruzziello, F Iacopini, M Bulajic, S Shah, G Costamagna
Diverticular disease of the colon is the fifth most important gastrointestinal disease in terms of direct and indirect health care costs in western countries. Uncomplicated diverticular disease is defined as the presence of diverticula in the absence of complications such as perforation, fistula, obstruction and/or bleeding. The distribution of diverticula along the colon varies worldwide being almost always left-sided and directly related to age in western countries and right-sided where diet is rich in fibre...
May 15, 2006: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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