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Diverticulosis today.
Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 2019; 65(1):42-52MG

Abstract

The incidence of diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon is increasing worldwide. Although the majority of patients remains asymptomatic long-life, the prevalence of diverticular disease of the colon, including acute diverticulitis, is substantial and is becoming a significant burden on National Health Systems in terms of direct and indirect costs. Fiber, non-absorbable antibiotics and probiotics seem to be effective in treating symptomatic and uncomplicated patients, and 5-aminosalicylic acid might help prevent acute diverticulitis. Unfortunately, robust evidence on the effectiveness of a medical strategy to prevent acute diverticulitis recurrence is still lacking. Focus is now being drawn on identifying a new endoscopic classification of the disease to evaluate the correct therapeutic approach by testing various treatments.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Gastroenterology, ASL Roma 6, Albano Laziale, Rome, Italy.Division of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Cristo Re Hospital, Rome, Italy.Service of Gastroenterology, ASL BAT, Andria, Italy - antotursi@tiscali.it.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30293416

Citation

Elisei, Walter, et al. "Diverticulosis Today." Minerva Gastroenterologica E Dietologica, vol. 65, no. 1, 2019, pp. 42-52.
Elisei W, Brandimarte G, Tursi A. Diverticulosis today. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2019;65(1):42-52.
Elisei, W., Brandimarte, G., & Tursi, A. (2019). Diverticulosis today. Minerva Gastroenterologica E Dietologica, 65(1), pp. 42-52. doi:10.23736/S1121-421X.18.02525-4.
Elisei W, Brandimarte G, Tursi A. Diverticulosis Today. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2019;65(1):42-52. PubMed PMID: 30293416.
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