Italian consensus conference for colonic diverticulosis and diverticular disease

Rosario Cuomo, Giovanni Barbara, Fabio Pace, Vito Annese, Gabrio Bassotti, Gian A. Binda, Tino Casetti, Antonio Colecchia, Davide Festi, Roberto Fiocca, Andrea Laghi, Giovanni Maconi, Riccardo Nascimbeni, Carmelo Scarpignato, Vincenzo Villanacci, Bruno Annibale

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The statements produced by the Consensus Conference on Diverticular Disease promoted by GRIMAD (Gruppo Italiano Malattia Diverticolare, Italian Group on Diverticular Diseases) are reported. Topics such as epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of diverticular disease (DD) in patients with uncomplicated and complicated DD were reviewed by a scientific board of experts who proposed 55 statements graded according to level of evidence and strength of recommendation, and approved by an independent jury. Each topic was explored focusing on the more relevant clinical questions. Comparison and discussion of expert opinions, pertinent statements and replies to specific questions, were presented and approved based on a systematic literature search of the available evidence. Comments were added explaining the basis for grading the evidence, particularly for controversial areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-442
Number of pages30
JournalUnited European Gastroenterology Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Consensus
  • Diagnosis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Medical therapy
  • Surgical therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology


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