Outpatient treatment of acute diverticulitis: rates and predictors of failure.

  title={Outpatient treatment of acute diverticulitis: rates and predictors of failure.},
  author={David A. Etzioni and Vicki Y. Chiu and Rebecca R Cannom and Raoul J. Burchette and Philip I. Haigh and Maher Aref Abbas},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={53 6},
PURPOSE Many patients with acute diverticulitis can be managed as outpatients, but the success rate of this approach has not been thoroughly studied. We analyzed a large cohort of patients treated on an outpatient basis for an initial episode of acute diverticulitis to test our hypothesis that outpatient treatment of acute diverticulitis is highly effective. METHODS We analyzed patients within the Kaiser Permanente Southern California system (from 2006 to 2007) who were diagnosed with an… CONTINUE READING
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