Management of Diverticular Disease

Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS

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Prognosis

Diverticulitis will recur in 20% to 30% of patients.[2,7] Roughly one-third of patients treated nonoperatively will have a recurrent episode, in many cases within 1 year. Recurrence may be prevented in more than 70% who supplement their diet with fiber long term.[6] Many of the patients who suffer a recurrent attack have co-existing IBD. Even after a colonic resection, recurrence is approximately 1%.[2]

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