[A prospective study of factors influencing on the clinical characteristics of colonic diverticulosis]
Language: 
Korean
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND/AIMS: The prevalence of colonic diverticulosis in Korea is increasing in conjunction with the adoption of western dietary pattern, extension of lifespan, and advances in diagnostic modalities. The clinical characteristics of colonic diverticulosis seem to be gradually becoming similar to those of Western societies. Therefore, factors associated with the clinical characteristics of colonic diverticulosis in Korea were investigated. METHODS: The data of 200 patients diagnosed with colonic diverticulosis using colonoscopy between May 2010 and April 2012 at Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital (Seoul, Korea) were prospectively collected. Clinical parameters acquired through a questionnaire include age, body mass index, waist circumference, exercise, diet, smoking, drinking habits, etc. Correlation between these factors and the clinical features of diverticulosis were analyzed. RESULTS: Mean age of the patients was 54.9±11.9 (range 17-79) years and male to female ratio was 2.2:1. Most diverticula were located on the right side of the colon (83%) and the mean number of diverticulum was 4.07±3.9. Factor associated with the location of diverticulum on the left side was age (p=0.001). There was a positive correlation between the waist circumference and the number of diverticulum (partial correlation coefficient r'=0.143, p=0.047). Diverticulitis occurred more frequently in younger patients than in older patients (p=0.002). CONCLUSIONS: Colonic diverticulosis in older patients is found more frequently on the left colon, and the number of diverticulosis is associated with central obesity.

Author(s): 
Kim, Sun Young
Kim, You Sun
Kim, Hyun Tae
Kwon, Sun Ok
Oh, Myoung Ki
Cha, In Hye
Ok, Kyeong Sam
Kwak, Cheol Hun
Kim, Jin Nam
Moon, Jeong Seop
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Journal Abbreviation: 
Korean J Gastroenterol
Publication Date: 
8/25/2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
97-103
Volume: 
62
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1598-9992
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 23981943

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Sun Young Kim, You Sun Kim, Hyun Tae Kim, Sun Ok Kwon, Myoung Ki Oh, In Hye Cha, Kyeong Sam Ok, Cheol Hun Kwak, Jin Nam Kim and Jeong Seop Moon. 8/25/2013. "[A prospective study of factors influencing on the clinical characteristics of colonic diverticulosis]." The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi 62: 2: 97-103.

Wikipedia Citation

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