ESCP focused on the topic of diverticulitis throughout October. Coordinated by colorectal surgeon Mark Katory (United Kingdom) and Young ESCP member Alice Frotali (France), various contributors shared their thoughts and expertise on the subject which included patient case studies, the results of a North East diverticulitis study and a status report from the Diverticulitis Guidelines Group from the 2018 ESCP conference in Nice.

Here’s a roundup of highlights you may have missed on our social channels.

Dr Leon Maggiori and Dr Yves Panis (France) discussed the symptoms and particular advances in the treatment of diverticulitis.

Eva Angenete (Sweden) and Johannes Schultz (Norway), from the ESCP diverticulitis Guidelines Group provided us with the latest status report from Nice, France.

We undertook a Twitter poll regarding possible management options for a diverticulitis patient case study (see below). This received 459 engagements and resection, primary anastomosis and no stoma was voted as the best treatment option.

Diverticulitis case study Twitter poll info graphic

A perforated diverticulitis study led by TE Baldock, LR Brown, RC McLean in the North of England examined trends in patient outcomes, management approach and the influence of consultant subspecialisation. Data was gathered on all patients admitted in the North of England between 2002-2016 and the results can be viewed in the graphic below.

Subspecialisation was categorised as colorectal or other general subspecialties. The primary outcome of interest was overall 30-day mortality; secondary outcomes included length of stay, surgical approach and stoma rate.

Perforated diverticulitis study info graphic

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