More patients can avoid hospital admi...

More patients can avoid hospital admissions after emergency room visits for diverticulitis

There are 1 comment on the EurekAlert! story from Apr 25, 2017, titled More patients can avoid hospital admissions after emergency room visits for diverticulitis. In it, EurekAlert! reports that:

CHICAGO : About 150,000 people are admitted to hospitals each year for diverticulitis,1 an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain. Furthermore, emergency room visits for diverticulitis have increased 21 percent in recent years.2 However, these ER visits don't have to land patients in the hospital as frequently as they do, according to new findings published as an "article in press" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication.

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shirley polson

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jul 27, 2017
had colon infection was hospitalized for two days .still have stomach cramps and upper back pain.i was given two medications ,still having same problems except my upper back hurts every day.i am going to see a chiropactor tomorrow 7-28

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