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Diverticular disease and posture during defecation : a prospective comparative study

Journal Volume 81 - 2018
Issue Fasc.4 - Original articles
Author(s) O. Ozturk, H. Koklu, E. Akbal, E. K. Aksoy, E. Altan, O. Basar, O. Yuksel, S. Arslan, S. Koklu
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(1) Department of Gastroenterology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey ; (2) Department of Gastroenterology, çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University School of Medicine, çanakkale, Turkey.

Background and study aims : Although several factors are thought to be responsible for the development of colonic diverticulosis (CD), the underlying pathogenesis is still obscure and needs clarification. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, location and clinical features of CD and especially to detect whether there is an association between CD and postures during defecation. Patients and methods : This prospective study enrolled 757 patients. The subjects were divided into two groups as a diverticulosis group (D group, n:95) and non-diverticulosis group (non-D group, n:662).

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