Diverticular disease : diagnosis and management
Diverticular disease- NICE guideline NG147 November 2019
This guidance covers the diagnosis and management of diverticular disease in people aged 18 yrs and over. It gives advice on diagnosis, management, referral, how to recognize a complication antimicrobial prescribing choice for primary care clinicians.
This is very welcome guidance from NICE on this topic , where EBM guidelines are often difficult to find. The committee has made recommendations which should standardise the management of this very common gastro-intestinal condition where management strategies can be controversial. This guideline has clear instructions on ○ management of diverticulosis ○ diagnosis and management of diverticular disease ○ acute diverticulitis ○ complicated acute divertculitis ○ CT scanning for diagnosis- contrast CT has been recommended by the committee with non-contrast CT, MRI or US as alternatives
LINKS AND RESOURCES
NICE guideline NG 147 November 2019 – 2 page summary antimicrobial prescribing https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng147/resources/visual-summary-pdf-6968965213
A4Medicine review of Diverticular disease with helpful links to aid management https://a4medicine.co.uk/diverticular-disease/