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September 1, 2015

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  • Diverticulitis: Evaluation and Management

    Diverticulitis is a result of acute inflammation of colonic diverticulum. Acute diverticulitis is placing an increasing burden on health care resources as the incidence, prevalence, and hospital admission rate is rapidly increasing. Its timely diagnosis and treatment are essential to help improve outcomes for patients. The ability to recognize complicated versus uncomplicated diverticulitis can aid in expedited care and resource allocation to prevent repeat radiation exposure through radiological imaging of these patients who present with uncomplicated diverticulitis.