Treatment of diverticulitis comprises at least two options: conservative or surgical management. There is a recent trend to limit surgical treatment of acute diverticulitis and to favor conservative management. This review addresses general aspects of conservative patient care with special focus on the treatment of patients with a first attack of diverticulitis. The presentation does not include a discussion of specific drugs which is given in other sections of this issue.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kruis
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Kalk
DE–51103 Köln (Germany)
Tel. +49 221 8289 5289, E-Mail Kruis@evkk.de
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Digestive Diseases (Clinical Reviews)
Vol. 30, No. 1, Year 2012 (Cover Date: May 2012)
Journal Editor: Malfertheiner P. (Magdeburg)
ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)
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