Diagnosis and Treatment of Colonic Diverticular Disease: Position Paper of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Background & Aims
Diverticular disease of the colon is a common clinical condition in developed countries, and is associated with significant (direct and indirect) economic burden. The aim of this Position Paper is to provide clinical guidance for appropriate definition, prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of colonic diverticular disease.
A working group of recognized experts established by the Board of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (RSGH) screened the literature and the available guidelines on colonic diverticular disease. Statements were formulated based on literature evidence. These statements were discussed within the working group and decision for each of them was taken by consensus.
Thirty two statements were elaborated. The grade of recommendation, according to the level of evidence was established for each statement. Short comments with literature support accompany each statement.
This Position Paper represents a practical guide for clinicians dealing with patients affected by colonic diverticular disease.
Key words: colonic diverticulosis; diverticular disease; acute diverticulitis
This item can be cited as: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis, December 2018 Vol. 27 No 4: 449-457; PMID 30574628
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