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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2010 September;56(3):367-70

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Medical treatment of uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon: any progress?

Guslandi M.

Gastroenterology Unit, S. Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy


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Clinical evidence supports a therapeutic approach to uncomplicated, symptomatic diverticular disease of the colon by means of increased fiber intake and cyclic administration of the non absorbable antibiotic agent rifaximin polymorph-alpha. Alternate treatments such as mesalazine and probiotics have been recently proposed but no definitive conclusions on their efficacy can be drawn until larger, randomized placebo-controlled studies will be available.

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