diverticulitis diverticulitis

Definition(s):

  • (n) inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation

Usage(s):

  1. There were 133 cases of diverticulitis among the 12,928 men who ate nuts at least two times a week, versus 199 cases among the 11,860 men who ate nuts less than once a month.
  2. Also, folks with kidney problems, heart disease, liver disease and diverticulitis can develop serious health problems on high-protein diets.
  3. This condition may be related to Reagan's diverticulitis, a disorder common to older people that causes pouches to develop in the intestinal walls.

News

  • Pa. hospital sued over uninsured man's 2011 death

    The widow of a man who died of diverticulitis has sued a Pittsburgh hospital and four of its doctors for not operating on him, allegedly because they knew he didn't have insurance.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

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Quotes

  • "I had pleurisy and couldn't breathe one year, and I've got diverticulitis," Griffey said. "You name it, I've had it."
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Ken Griffey Jr Source: Bellingham Herald

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