Diverticulitis News and Research

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Diverticula are most common in the lower portion of the large intestine, called the sigmoid colon. When the pouches become inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis. Ten to 25 percent of people with diverticulosis get diverticulitis. Diverticulosis and diverticulitis together are called diverticular disease.
TAP block procedure poses no significant risks to patients and cuts postoperative use of narcotics

TAP block procedure poses no significant risks to patients and cuts postoperative use of narcotics

Bumping up appendicitis diagnostic accuracy

Bumping up appendicitis diagnostic accuracy

Emergency diverticulitis surgery victim of the ‘weekend effect’

Emergency diverticulitis surgery victim of the ‘weekend effect’

Top-line results from Shire's SPD476 phase 3 trial on diverticulitis

Top-line results from Shire's SPD476 phase 3 trial on diverticulitis

Basidiobolomycosis appears to be emerging in the Southwestern U.S.

Basidiobolomycosis appears to be emerging in the Southwestern U.S.

Wake Forest Baptist researchers create emergency general surgery registry

Wake Forest Baptist researchers create emergency general surgery registry

Post-surgery death risk high among thinner people: Study

Post-surgery death risk high among thinner people: Study

Racial disparities in emergency diverticulitis surgery

Racial disparities in emergency diverticulitis surgery

Complications from preventable surgical-site infections leading to hospital readmissions after colon surgery

Complications from preventable surgical-site infections leading to hospital readmissions after colon surgery

Global endoscopy equipment market to reach $33.7 billion by 2016: New report

Global endoscopy equipment market to reach $33.7 billion by 2016: New report

Acute Care Emergency Surgical Service linked with 15% reduction in decision time

Acute Care Emergency Surgical Service linked with 15% reduction in decision time

Health Canada approves Tasigna for newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive CML

Health Canada approves Tasigna for newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive CML

Obese patients undergoing colon surgery more likely to develop costly surgical-site infections

Obese patients undergoing colon surgery more likely to develop costly surgical-site infections

Antibiotics may serve as effective treatment for appendicitis than surgery

Antibiotics may serve as effective treatment for appendicitis than surgery

Tasigna receives approval for chronic myeloid leukemia in Canada

Tasigna receives approval for chronic myeloid leukemia in Canada

Medicare reimbursement rates for outpatient repair of anal fistulas increased by 6%

Medicare reimbursement rates for outpatient repair of anal fistulas increased by 6%

June issue of Clinic Women's HealthSource provides overview of anemia

June issue of Clinic Women's HealthSource provides overview of anemia

Loyola surgeon performs complicated laparoscopic procedure

Loyola surgeon performs complicated laparoscopic procedure

Health Canada approves first post-surgical treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours

Health Canada approves first post-surgical treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours

Tasigna demonstrates greater efficacy over Gleevec in chronic Ph+ CML patients

Tasigna demonstrates greater efficacy over Gleevec in chronic Ph+ CML patients