Management of Diverticulitis in the Emergency Department
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This study aims to describe current treatment practices in the US for managing acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. In addition, we will identify clinical factors associated with the decision to discharge versus hospitalize patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis with the goal of informing clinical decision-making and providing a foundation for diagnostic algorithms to guide clinical practice.
Rates of hospital admission from the emergency department among patients being treated for acute diverticulitis will be determined. In addition, factors associated with hospital admission will be examined.
Rate of Imaging [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
The rate of imaging performed in the emergency department among patients treated for acute diverticulitis will be determined. Factors associated with imaging will also be examined.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients presenting to the emergency departments at EMERGEncy ID NET sites will be screened for study eligibility by study coordinators or treating clinicians.
Age ≥18 years
Emergency department presumptive or confirmed final diagnosis of acute diverticulitis
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