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Table 2 Inclusion- and exclusion parameters

From: Damage control strategy in perforated diverticulitis with generalized peritonitis

Inclusion parameters Exclusion parameters
Journal type
Peer-reviewed Non-peer reviewed
Study type  
Randomized Congress articles
Non randomized Case reports
Prospective Case series (< 5 patients)
Retrospective Non-systematic reviews
  Systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis
  Redundant studies from one center if double inclusion of patients could not ruled out definitely
Language
English
German
Other
Diagnosis
Perforated diverticulitis of the left colon with generalized purulent or fecal peritonitis Studies on sealed perforation and/or localized peritonitis
Therapy
Damage control surgery Primary anastomosis with or without diverting ileostomy
  Hartmann´s procedure
  Laparoscopic lavage