Randomized controlled trial of oral vs intravenous therapy for the clinically diagnosed acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, Ireland. email@example.com
Aged, 80 and over
Drug Therapy, Combination
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CitationRandomized controlled trial of oral vs intravenous therapy for the clinically diagnosed acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. 2009, 11 (9):941-6 Colorectal Dis
JournalColorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
AbstractDespite the high prevalence of hospitalization for left iliac fossa tenderness, there is a striking lack of randomized data available to guide therapy. The authors hypothesize that an oral antibiotic and fluids are not inferior to intravenous (IV) antibiotics and 'bowel rest' in clinically diagnosed acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.