Nine recommendations for treating diverticulitis

The points below are from the latest guidelines for acute diverticulitis published by the American Gastroenterological Association:

  • Do not use of mesalamine after acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD);

  • Use antibiotics selectively rather than routinely;

  • Perform colonoscopy in appropriate patients after resolution of AUD to exclude colonic neoplasm if no recent high quality examination of colon;