Temporal Trends in the Incidence and Natural History of Diverticulitis: A Population-Based Study

@article{Bharucha2015TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal Trends in the Incidence and Natural History of Diverticulitis: A Population-Based Study},
  author={A E Bharucha and Gopanandan Parthasarathy and Ivo C Ditah and Joel G. Fletcher and Ofor Ewelukwa and Rajesh Pendlimari and Barbara P. Yawn and Lee Joseph Melton and Cathy B Schleck and Alan R. Zinsmeister},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={110},
  pages={1589-1596}
}
OBJECTIVES:Data on the incidence and natural history of diverticulitis are largely hospital-based and exclude the majority of diverticulitis patients, who are treated in an outpatient setting for uncomplicated diverticulitis. We assessed temporal trends in the epidemiology of diverticulitis in the general population.METHODS:Through the Rochester Epidemiology Project we reviewed the records of all individuals with a diagnosis of diverticulitis from 1980 to 2007 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA… CONTINUE READING
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