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Table 2 Published guidelines and practise parameters

From: A multicenter randomized clinical trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies with or without antibiotics for uncomplicated acute diverticulitis (DIABOLO trial)

Organization Year Antibiotics Recommended Original research cited Which antibiotics Original research cited Route of administering Original research cited
American College of Gastroenterology[23] 1999 Yes None Covering both Gram negative and anaerobes Kellum [15] Oral or intravenous, depending on clinical status None
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery[25] 1999 Yes None Ciprofloxacin And Metronidazol None Oral or intravenous, depending on clinical status None
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons[24] 2006 Yes None Covering both Gram negative and anaerobes Kellum [15] Oral or intravenous, depending on clinical status None
Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract[26] 2007 Yes None Broad spectrum antibiotics None Oral or intravenous, depending on clinical status None
World Gastroenterology Organization[27] 2007 Yes None Covering both Gram negative and anaerobes None Oral or intravenous, depending on clinical status None
SWAB[28] 2009 No, not primarily None Broad spectrum antibiotics None Oral or intravenous, depending on clinical status None