Diverticulitis clinical trials at University of California Health
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
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.
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
Half of all Americans over 60 years of age have diverticulitis of the colon. Over the last decade, the use of elective colon resection has increased by more than 50%, and diverticulitis is now the leading reason for elective colectomy. Surgeons and patients alike have a difficult time deciding if surgery is the best choice to treat diverticulitis. The goal of the DEBUT study is to improve the understanding about how doctors and patients make decisions to have elective surgery for diverticulitis, and the global impact of diverticulitis on patients' lives.