Registration open for EAST of DAMASCUS

EAST of DAMASCUS is a global ESCP study that will audit the different types of management employed in patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The aim is to explore whether international variation in practice exists and if there is association between index management and short and medium term clinical outcomes only. From this dataset, the variations in the index management and corresponding outcomes of patients with acute diverticulitis will be assessed.

Recruitment of new centres to participate in the study is now open and you can register your team details (up to 10 people), and the study protocol is available here.

East of DAMASCUS Study design key points:

  • East of DAMASCUS is an international, multi-centre, prospective audit.
  • Collecting short term 30-day and 6-month clinical outcome data on the variability in the presentation and management of acute diverticulitis.
  • Routine patient and clinical data will be recorded electronically (via the REDCap system) on bespoke CRFs.
  • Collect baseline demographic and initial management data relating to both patient and unit level COVID-19 status.
  • Adults attending hospital acutely with acute diverticulitis (CT proven or diagnosed during surgery for acute peritonitis) who undergo conservative, radiological or surgical treatment for their disease.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients presenting with acute diverticulitis (newly incident within the audit period)
  • Adults (18 years and above)
  • Acute diverticulitis diagnosed either:
    • via multiplanar CT
    • during emergency surgery

All the latest documentation as well as some useful information about the study can be found on the study webpage.



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