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Diverticulitis in the young recurs more often than in the elderly

Diverticulitis in the young is not more aggressive than in the elderly, but it tends to recur more often, reports the latest issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

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For years, the natural course of diverticulitis in the young has been debatable in terms of its severity and recurrence rate, and no consensus has been reached regarding its treatment and timing of surgery.

Dr Lior Karz and colleagues from Israel evaluated by meta-analysis the natural course of acute diverticulitis in the young.

The research team obtained data from electronic databases and manual search of studies comparing the course of diverticulitis in young versus elderly patients.

The age cut-off was selected to be 4050 years, and only studies using computed tomography as the sole modality for diagnosis were included.

Primary outcomes were surgery during hospitalization and disease recurrence.

Factors other than age should also be considered when choosing treatment
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The team identified 1080 publications, 12 of which were included.

The total number of patients was 4982.

Most young patients were males, without tendency toward a more complicated disease at admission.

While there was no significant difference in the rate of surgery during hospitalization, young patients underwent more elective surgeries.

The doctors noted that no mortality was recorded among young patients.

The disease recurrence rate was significantly higher than that of elderly patients, however, no study specified the mean follow-up period for each group.

Dr Karz's team concludes, "The course of diverticulitis in the young is not more severe than that in elderly patients; however, the disease tends to recur more often."

"Therefore, while choosing a therapeutic regimen, factors other than age should also be considered."

J of Gastroenterol and Hepatol 2013: 28(8) 12741281
02 September 2013

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