Do the risks of emergent colectomy justify nonoperative management strategies for recurrent diverticulitis?

@article{Novitsky2009DoTR,
  title={Do the risks of emergent colectomy justify nonoperative management strategies for recurrent diverticulitis?},
  author={Yuri W. Novitsky and Cathy Sechrist and Bruce. Payton and Kent W. Kercher and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 2},
  pages={
          227-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND The nonoperative approach to recurrent and even multiple recurrent diverticulitis has recently been advocated. This approach, however, may result in more frequent acute attacks requiring emergent colectomy. Our aim was to compare the colectomy outcomes for diverticulitis in the elective and acute settings. METHODS All patients with diverticulitis undergoing elective (EL) and emergent (EM) colectomy selected from the 2001 to 2002 Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database were analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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