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Diverticulitis Part 2

Mizuho Morrison, DO, Mike Weinstock, MD, and Andrew Buelt, DO
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Tags Antibiotics · GI

Should Antibiotics Be Routinely Used in Patients With Acute Uncomplicated Diverticulitis?Most think this is baseline, gold standard. However these guidelines say antibiotics should be used selectively, rather than routinely, in patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.

 

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stacie o., 9692404 -

Totally off subject of diverticulitis. Is there evidence that probiotics when giving antibiotics decrease GI side effects and or the incidents of C dif? Are there any studies that shows a benefit of this

Mike W., MD -

Thx Stacie for your comments. I do not know of any high quality studies which show they help. I do not do this in my practice... though I am guessing there is not a whole lot of harm in giving them either!

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