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Predicting the need for surgery in patients with diverticular disease
Predicting the need for surgery in patients with diverticular disease
Document number : 169211
Created by: Heather Eribo, 2015-02-12
Last revised by: Emma Anderson, 2016-06-29
Document created in: James Cook University

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Summary

Scientific title

Predicting the need for surgical intervention in symptomatic patients with diverticular disease

Abstract for the general public

Diverticular disease is a disease of ageing with one third of patients over 60 are affected by the condition. Australia, like much of the Western World, has an ageing population. At present there is now way of predicting whether a patient will require surgery in the future for their diverticular disease.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2015-01-15

Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding

Tutor

Alan de Costa
Surgery at Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns private Hospital
Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is or will be applied for

Outcome

Principal investigators assessment of implementation

checked Some implementation locally


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Predicting the need for surgery in patients with diverticular disease, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/169211