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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2017|
Crichton, M., Dahl, C., Jenkins-Chapman, J., Nucera, R., & Marshall, S. (2017). Influence of inpatient dietary restriction on acute uncomplicated diverticulitis: A pilot study. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), 32(S2), 180-180. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgh.13898