Previous multicentre study NCT 01008488 indicates that a patient with CT-proven uncomplicated diverticulitis has a very low risk (1.4%) of developing severe complications such as perforations or abscesses. The question is whether or not hospitalization is necessary, and if patients in that case could return home without antibiotics.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if out-patients managements in uncomplicated colonic diverticulitis is possible without readmission or complications.
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Number of admission and complications among participant within three months follow-up. [ Time Frame: Three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- To evaluate reason of hospital admission, late complications, need of bowel rest and costs [ Time Frame: Three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
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||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Out-patients in diverticulitis
All patient with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis how accept participation in the study will be enrolled in the study.
At the emergency room all patients with computed tomography verified acute uncomplicated diverticulitis will be asked about participation in the study. If They accept the participation, They will be send home with pain relief medicine. Every morning a nurse from our colorectal unit call the patient asking about the condition. The patients will have a visit at the surgery unit within 10 days.