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dc.contributor.authorChua, Terence C
dc.contributor.authorJeyakumar, Arunan
dc.contributor.authorIp, Julian CY
dc.contributor.authorYuide, Peter J
dc.contributor.authorBurstow, Matthew J
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-13T05:31:58Z
dc.date.available2020-01-13T05:31:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1751-2972
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1751-2980.12838
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390170
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Acute perforated diverticulitis is frequently observed and spans a spectrum in the severity of its presentation. Emergency surgery is required in patients with generalized peritonitis, however, a large proportion of patients are clinically stable with localized peritonitis. This review aims to examine this specific group of patients by reviewing their outcomes of conservative management. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed on the MEDLINE and PubMed databases. The management outcomes of patients undergoing non-operative treatment for acute perforated diverticulitis were synthesized and tabulated. RESULTS: Of 479 patients, 412 patients (86%) were successfully managed non-operatively. Sixty-five patients (13.6%) failed non-operative treatment and underwent operative surgical management, and two patients died (0.4%). Emergency surgery includes a Hartmann operation (51%), resection with anastomosis with or without stoma (27%), laparoscopic lavage (18%) and surgical drainage (4%). The success rate of conservative management was 92.4% and 71.4% for patients with pericolic and distant free air respectively. Treatment failure was associated with a high volume of free air, distant free air and presence of an abscess. CONCLUSIONS: Conservative management is safe and successful in patients with acute perforated diverticulitis without generalized peritonitis. Early recognition of patients who demonstrate clinical signs of persistent perforation is important to ensure the success of this strategy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Digestive Diseases
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.titleConservative management of acute perforated diverticulitis: A systematic review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChua, TC; Jeyakumar, A; Ip, JCY; Yuide, PJ; Burstow, MJ, Conservative management of acute perforated diverticulitis: A systematic review., Journal of Digestive Diseases, 2019
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-23
dc.date.updated2020-01-09T04:28:36Z
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Blackwell Verlag GmbH. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Conservative management of acute perforated diverticulitis: A systematic review, Journal of Digestive Diseases, 2019, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-2980.12838. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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gro.griffith.authorYuide, Peter J.
gro.griffith.authorBurstow, Matthew
gro.griffith.authorJeyakumar, Arunan
gro.griffith.authorChua, Terence


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