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DIRECT trial. Diverticulitis recurrences or continuing symptoms: Operative versus conservative Treatment. A MULTICENTER RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL

  • Bryan JM van de Wall1,
  • Werner A Draaisma1,
  • Esther CJ Consten1Email author,
  • Yolanda van der Graaf2,
  • Marten H Otten3,
  • G Ardine de Wit2,
  • Henk F van Stel2,
  • Michael F Gerhards4,
  • Marinus J Wiezer5,
  • Huib A Cense6,
  • Hein BAC Stockmann7,
  • Jeroen WA Leijtens8,
  • David DE Zimmerman9,
  • Eric Belgers10,
  • Bart A van Wagensveld11,
  • Eric DJA Sonneveld12,
  • Hubert A Prins13,
  • Peter PLO Coene14,
  • Tom M Karsten15,
  • Joost M Klaase16,
  • Markwin G Statius Muller17,
  • Rogier MPH Crolla18,
  • Ivo AMJ Broeders1Email author and
  • the Dutch Diverticular Disease (3D) Collaborative Study Group
BMC Surgery201010:25

Received: 25 June 2010

Accepted: 6 August 2010

Published: 6 August 2010

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25 Jun 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
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28 Jun 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Aug 2010 Editorially accepted
6 Aug 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2482-10-25

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Meander Medical Center Amersfoort
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht
Department of Gastroenterology, Meander Medical Center Amersfoort
Department of Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam
Department of Surgery, Sint Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein
Department of Surgery, Rode Kruis Hospital Beverwijk
Department of Surgery, Kennemer Gasthuis Haarlem
Department of Surgery, Laurentius Hospital Roermond
Department of Surgery, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht
Department of Surgery, Atrium Medical Center Heerlen
Department of Surgery, Lucas Andreas Hospital Amsterdam
Department of Surgery, Westfriesgasthuis Hoorn
Department of Surgery, Jeroen Bosch Hospital 's-Hertogenbosch
Department of Surgery, Maasstad Hospital Rotterdam
Department of Surgery, Reinier de Graaf Hospital Voorburg
Department of Surgery, Medisch Spectrum Twente
Department of Surgery, MC Zuiderzee Hospital Lelystad
Department of Surgery, Amphia Hospital Oosterhout