Influence of inpatient dietary restriction on acute uncomplicated diverticulitis: A pilot study

M. Crichton, C. Dahl, J. Jenkins-Chapman, R. Nucera, S. Marshall

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Introduction:Despite the high prevalence of acute uncomplicated divertic-ulitis, there has been little original research regarding its dietary manage-ment upon presentation to acute care. Due to the lack of evidence andconflicting clinical guidelines, practice varies widely between physiciansbut frequently involves a combination of bowel rest and liquid diets hypoth-esized to reduce patient symptoms and promote recovery. However, thesedietary restrictions are not well evidenced and may increase patient burdenand length of stay. Therefore, a prospective observational cohort study wasundertaken to investigate the effect of inpatient dietary restriction on lengthof stay and 30-day diverticulitis recurrence in adults with acute uncompli-cated diverticulitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-180
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)
Issue numberS2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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