Aras Jamal Talabani

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PURPOSE Hospitalization for acute colonic diverticulitis has become more and more frequent. We studied the changes in the rate of admission and incidence of the disease during the last 25 years. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of all cases treated for acute diverticulitis during 1988-2012 at one hospital serving a defined population in(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the short- and long-term relative survival as well as the causes of death in patients treated in hospital for acute colonic diverticulitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included all patients treated at Levanger Hospital for acute colonic diverticulitis between 1988 and 2012. Vital statistics were complete.(More)
The study investigated the capability of clinical findings, temperature, C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) count to discern patients with acute colonic diverticulitis from all other patients admitted with acute abdominal pain. The probability of acute diverticulitis was assessed by the examining doctor, using a scale from 0 (zero(More)
AIM To assess risk factors of hospital admission for acute colonic diverticulitis. METHODS The study was conducted as part of the second wave of the population-based North Trondelag Health Study (HUNT2), performed in North Trondelag County, Norway, 1995 to 1997. The study consisted of 42570 participants (65.1% from HUNT2) who were followed up from 1998 to(More)
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