To demonstrate the recent trends of admission and surgical management for diverticulitis in the United States.
Retrospective database analysis.
The National Inpatient Sample database.
Patients admitted to the hospital for diverticulitis from 2002 to 2007.
Patient characteristics, surgical approach, and mortality were evaluated for elective or emergent admission.
A total of 1,073,397 patients were admitted with diverticulitis (emergent: 78.3%, elective: 21.7%). The emergent admission rate increased by 9.5% over the study period. For emergent patients, 12.2% underwent urgent surgical resection and 87.8% were treated with nonoperative methods (percutaneous abscess drainage: 1.88% and medical treatment: 85.92%). There was only a 4.3% increase in urgent surgical resections, while elective surgical resections increased by 38.7.%. The overall rate of elective laparoscopic colon resection was 10.5%. Elective laparoscopic surgery nearly doubled from 6.9% in 2002 to 13.5% in 2007 (P < .001). Primary anastomosis rates increased for elective resections over time (92.1% in 2002 to 94.5% in 2007; P < .001). For urgent open operation, use of colostomy decreased significantly from 61.2% in 2002 to 54.0% in 2007 (P < .001). In-hospital mortality significantly decreased in both elective and urgent surgery (elective: 0.53% in 2002 to 0.44% in 2007; P = .001; urgent: 4.5% in 2002 to 2.5% in 2007; P < .001).
Diverticulitis continues to be a source of significant morbidity in the United States. However, our data show a trend toward increased use of laparoscopic techniques for elective operations and primary anastomosis for urgent operations.
"These admission rates were even higher than found in the present study, which was 51.1/100,000 during 2008–2012. In patients managed in the USA from 2002 to 2007, the admission rate increased by 9.5 % . Obesity, a more sedentary life and different diets may predispose one for acute diverticulitis , and these factors may in part explain the differences in incidence rates between different populations. "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Hospitalization for acute colonic diverticulitis has become more and more frequent. We studied the changes in the rate of admission and incidence of the disease during the last 25 years.
We performed a retrospective analysis of all cases treated for acute diverticulitis during 1988-2012 at one hospital serving a defined population in Mid-Norway. The study made a distinction between admission rates and incidence rates. The admission rates defined the total number of cases admitted, while the incidence rates defined the number of new patients hospitalized for acute diverticulitis (first admission). Poisson regression was used to analyse factors associated with diverticulitis incidence rates.
A total of 851 admissions in 650 different patients were identified, with an overall admission rate of 38.5 (CI 35.9 to 41.1) per 100,000 person-years. The admission rate increased from 17.9 (CI 14.1 to 22.3)/100,000 during 1988-1992 to 51.1 (CI 44.8 to 58.0)/100,000 during 2008-2012. Poisson regression analysis showed a significant increase in admission rates with a factor of 2.8 (C.I. 2.2 to 3.5) during 25 years. The overall incidence rate (IRR) of new patients was 29.4 (CI 27.1 to 31.7)/100,000 person-years. IRR increased significantly with a factor of 2.6 (CI 1.96 to 3.34) during 25 years, while IRR for perforations increased even more, by a factor of 3.3 (CI 1.24 to 8.58).
The hospital admission rates as well as incidence rates for acute colonic diverticulitis increased significantly during the 25-year time span.
International Journal of Colorectal Disease 05/2014; 29(8). DOI:10.1007/s00384-014-1888-9 · 2.45 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The role of laparoscopy in the management of diverticular disease is evolving. Concerns were raised in the past because laparoscopic resection for diverticulitis is often difficult and occasionally hazardous. This study was undertaken to evaluate the difference in overall outcomes between elective open and laparoscopic surgery with or without anastomosis for diverticulitis.
Using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, clinical data of patients who underwent elective open and laparoscopic surgery (lap) for diverticulitis from 2002 to 2007 were collected and analyzed. Patients who underwent emergent surgery were excluded.
A total of 124,734 patients underwent elective surgery for diverticulitis: open, 110,172 (88.3%); lap, 14,562 (11.7%). The overall intraoperative complication rate was significantly lower in the laparoscopy group (0.63% vs. 1.15%, P < 0.01). However, there was no significant difference observed in ureteral injury between groups (open, 0.17%; lap, 0.12%, P = 0.15). All evaluated postoperative complications (ileus, abdominal abscess, leak, wound infection, bowel obstruction, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, respiratory failure, venous thromboembolism) were significantly higher for the open procedures. The laparoscopy group had a shorter mean hospital stay (lap, 5.06 days; open, 6.68 days, P < 0.01) and lower total hospital charges (lap, $36,389; open, $39,406, P < 0.01) than the open group. Also, mortality was four times higher in the open group (open, 0.54%; lap, 0.13%, P < 0.01).
The laparoscopic operation was associated with lower morbidity, lower mortality, shorter hospital stay, and lower hospital charges compared to the open operation for diverticulitis. Elective laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis is safe and can be considered the preferred operative option.
World Journal of Surgery 09/2011; 35(9):2143-8. DOI:10.1007/s00268-011-1117-4 · 2.64 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Diverticular disease of the colon shows a progressive increasing incidence. New physiopathological knowledges have clarified the role of several pathogenetic factors in determining the development of the disease. These new informations have permitted new therapeutic approaches. We reviewed the current and novel therapeutic indications in order to treat the symptoms and preventing recurrence.
Recenti progressi in medicina 10/2011; 102(10):380-6. DOI:10.1701/955.10451
Kelvin H. Kramp, Marc J. van Det, Nic J. G. M. Veeger, Jean-Pierre E. N. Pierie
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