Digestive System Disorders studies

We conduct studies focusing on a variety of digestive system disorders. We explore the risk factors, causes, prevention of, and treatments for problems such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and pancreatic and gallbladder diseases.

Total Direct Medical Expenditure Associated with Transition to Diverticulitis

This study will estimate the economic, clinical and epidemiologic outcomes associated with the transition from diverticulosis to diverticulitis. We further assess these outcomes associated with recurrence of diverticulitis and also investigate mortality risk due to the disease and during surgical treatments. The study also examines the socio-demographic and other factors associated with diverticulitis and its recurrence; barrier’s to surgical treatment alternatives and associated utilization; other treatment options for this disease.

Principal Investigator:

Aniket A. Kawatkar, PhD, MS

Funding Source:

Shire Pharmaceuticals

Funding Years:

2009 - 2015