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New strategies for the management of diverticular disease: insights for the clinician.

Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2013 May;6(3):205-13.

Boynton W, Floch M.

Source

Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208033, New Haven, CT 06520-8033, USA.

Abstract

Diverticulosis is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions affecting the general population in the Western world. It is estimated that over 2.5 million people are affected by diverticular disease in the United States. The spectrum of clinical manifestations of diverticulosis ranges from asymptomatic diverticulosis to complicated diverticulitis. Treatment for symptomatic diverticular disease is largely based on symptoms. Traditional therapy includes fiber, bowel rest, antibiotics, pain control and surgery for selected cases. This review discusses recent advances in the medical treatment of diverticular disease such as the use of mesalamine, rifaximin and probiotics as our understanding of the disease evolves.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3625022/pdf/10.1177_1756283X13478679.pdf

 

 

May 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm


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