Clinical Trials for Diverticular Disease

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct and support research into many diseases and conditions, including digestive diseases.

What are clinical trials for diverticular disease?

Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies—are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.

Researchers are studying many aspects of diverticular disease, such as

  • how doctors and patients make decisions about elective surgery for diverticulitis, and how treatment decisions affect quality of life
  • controlling pain and reducing infection after colon or rectal surgery
  • strategies to determine the risk that acute diverticulitis will occur or recur in people with diverticular disease

Find out if clinical studies are right for you.

Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.

What clinical studies for diverticular disease are looking for participants?

You can view a filtered list of clinical studies on diverticular disease that are federally funded, open, and recruiting at www.ClinicalTrials.gov. You can expand or narrow the list to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the NIH does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe. Always talk with your health care provider before you participate in a clinical study.

August 2018
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