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Bahena-Aponte JA, Dávila DR, Visag CV, Avendaño R, Mancera AJ, Correa RJM
Associated risk factors and the commonest symptomatology in complicated acute diverticulitis
Cir Gen 2008; 30 (4)

Language: Español
References: 12
Page: 211-214
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Objective: To know the risk factors and the commonest accompanying symptomatology for the development of complicated acute diverticulitis in a sample of Mexican population. Site: Médica Sur Clinical Hospital and Foundation, third level of attention. Design: Descriptive, retrospective, and transversal study, a series of cases. Statistical analysis: Central-tendency measurements, percentages as a review measurement for qualitative variables. Material and methods: Every patient having been diagnosed with complicated acute diverticulitis was studied during the period going from the years 2000 to 2004. Analyzed variables: age, gender, diet low in fiber, sedentary habits, diarrhea cases and their frequency, body mass index (BMI), abdominal pain, fever and digestive tract bleeding. Results: 187 cases were studied. The 59.35% of them were men, and the 40.65% were women. The age ranged between 50 and 60 years old. The main symptom was abdominal pain in the 87.70% of the cases, followed by fever in the 28.34% of them. Within the main risk factors, sedentary habits were outlined (77%) and a low fiber diet (34.22%). Conclusions: The diagnosis of complicated acute diverticulitis must be suspected among people being between 50 and 60 years old. And presenting abdominal pain, fever, and a background of sedentary life and a diet low in fiber.

Key words: Complicated diverticulitis, risk factors, and frequent symptoms.


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