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Diverticulitis Abx

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A Chabok, L PĂ„hlman, F Hjern, S Haapaniemi, K Smedh
BACKGROUND: The standard of care for acute uncomplicated diverticulitis today is antibiotic treatment, although there are no controlled studies supporting this management. The aim was to investigate the need for antibiotic treatment in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis, with the endpoint of recovery without complications after 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: This multicentre randomized trial involving ten surgical departments in Sweden and one in Iceland recruited 623 patients with computed tomography-verified acute uncomplicated left-sided diverticulitis...
April 2012: British Journal of Surgery
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