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The impact of ethnicity and obesity on the course of colonic diverticulitis.

Authors
  • Bose, Konika P1
  • Khorshidi, Igal
  • Southern, William N
  • Brandt, Lawrence J
  • 1 Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical gastroenterology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
47
Issue
2
Pages
160–164
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e318259e71c
PMID: 22810106
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Surgery for diverticulitis after at least 1 medically managed hospital admission for diverticulitis is more frequently needed in African Americans and less frequently needed in Hispanics. Caucasians are less likely than other races/ethnicities to suffer a recurrence of diverticulitis. Finally, obesity is a risk factor for recurrent diverticulitis, but not for surgical therapy of diverticulitis.

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