The international surgical journal with global reach

This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Efficacy and safety of nonantibiotic outpatient treatment in mild acute diverticulitis (DINAMO-study). A multicentre, randomised, open-label, noninferiority trial. Results from a multicenter randomized controlled trial (HOPE ECD-DBD). Ann Surg 2021; 274: e435-e442.

Published: 9th December 2021

Authors: Mora-López L, Ruiz-Edo N, Estrada-Ferrer O, Piñana-Campón ML, Labró-Ciurans M, Escuder-Perez J et al.


Some 480 patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis treated in one of 15 hospital emergency departments as an outpatient were included. Hospital admission was required in 3.3 per cent of patients who did not receive antibiotics and 5.8 per cent of those who did.

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