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Findings on Colonoscopy after Diverticulitis: A Multicenter Review.



Key Questions Addressed
3 KQ 3: What are the benefits and harms of colonoscopy (or other colon imaging test) following an episode of acute diverticulitis? KQ 3a. What is the incidence of malignant and premalignant colon tumors found by colonoscopy, and what is the incidence of colon cancer mortality among patients undergoing screening? KQ 3b. What are the procedure-related and other harms of colonoscopy or CT colonography? KQ 3c. What is the frequency of inadequate imaging due to intolerance or technical feasibility? • Do the benefits and harms vary by patient characteristics, course of illness, or other factors?
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Primary Publication Information
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Title Findings on Colonoscopy after Diverticulitis: A Multicenter Review.
Author Studniarek A., Kochar K., Warner C., Eftaiha S., Naffouj S., Borsuk DJ., Mellgren A., Park JJ., Cintron J., Harrison J.
Country From the *Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Year 2019
Numbers Pubmed ID: 31908222

Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: KQ 3: Colonoscopy
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Number Title Description Comments
1 Colonoscopy
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study design Single group, no subgroup analysis
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if not an RCT, what was the directionality? Retrospective
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Funder Not reported (or unclear)
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Start and end years of the study 2005
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2017
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Inclusion criteria A history of acute diverticulitis as the indication for the colonoscopy, and colonoscopy performed within one year from the initial diagnosis of diverticulitis.
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Exclusion criteria NR
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Specific population? No (anyone with Hx diverticulitis)
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Note/Comment about Design (or overall study)
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Country USA
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Comparison of colonoscopy vs. no colonoscopy? No
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Comparison of diverticulitis vs health control? No
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Baseline Characteristics
Question Colonoscopy Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Participant race/ethnicity characteristics Male 51
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Participant age, continuous 53
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22
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88
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Age >=50, % NR
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Participants with Un/Complicated Diverticulitis Not reported
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Note/Comment about baseline characteristics No data entered.
Alarm symptoms No data entered.



Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: Advanced adenoma      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Colonoscopy


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N Analyzed 584
Counts 32
Percentage 5.4
Outcome: Colorectal cancer      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Colonoscopy


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N Analyzed 584
Counts 9
Percentage 1.5


Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
Q23: NHLBI - Were eligibility/selection criteria for the study population prespecified and clearly described? Yes
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Q25: NHLBI - Were the outcome measures prespecified, clearly defined, valid, reliable, and assessed consistently across all study participants? Yes
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If this study was an NRCS or a single-group study, did the study report adjusted results that were for differences between groups (in the case of NRCSs) or differences between subgroups (in the case of single group studies)? Not Applicable
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