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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1. Summary

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.


Alan de Costa
FRACS, Senior Consultant in Surgery, Other, Cairns, Clinical School
Ronny Gunnarsson
Professor in General Practice at at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa

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Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service - Cairns Hospital - Medicine - Emergency medicine
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

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

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

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4. Outcome

Principal investigators assessment of implementation

checked Some implementation locally

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