Management of Acute Uncomplicated Diverticulitis : Guideline
Guidelines Being Compared:

American Gastroenterological Association Institute Guideline on the management of acute diverticulitis - 2015 and

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)' s
Practice parameters for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis - 2014

AGAI

Question 1. Should antibiotics be routinely used in patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis?

The AGA Institute suggests that antibiotics should be used selectively, rather than routinely, in patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.

Question 2. Should a colonoscopy be performed after an episode of acute diverticulitis confirmed by CT scan?

The AGA suggests that colonoscopy be performed after resolution of acute diverticulitis in appropriate candidates to exclude the misdiagnosis of a colonic neoplasm if a high-quality examination of the colon has not been recently performed.

ASCRS

1) Medical Treatment of Acute Diverticulitis

Nonoperative treatment typically includes oral or intravenous antibiotics and diet modification. Grade of Recommendation: Strong recommendation based on low-quality evidence, 1C.

2) Evaluation After Recovery from Acute Diverticulitis

After resolution of an episode of acute diverticulitis, the colon should typically be endoscopically evaluated to confirm the diagnosis, if this is a first episode or recent colonoscopy has not been performed. Grade of Recommendation: Strong recommendation based on low-quality evidence, 1C.

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https://www.guideline.gov/syntheses/synthesis/50577?f=rss
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