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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456410/split-dose-bowel-preparation-improves-adequacy-of-bowel-preparation-and-gastroenterologists-adherence-to-national-colorectal-cancer-screening-and-surveillance-guidelines
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Stacy Bartnik Menees, H Myra Kim, Philip Schoenfeld
AIM: To quantify the impact of split-dose regimen on endoscopists' compliance with guideline recommendations for timing of repeat colonoscopy in patients with normal colonoscopy or 1-2 small polyps (< 10 mm). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all endoscopy reports was undertaken in average-risk individuals > 50 years old with a normal screening colonoscopy and 1-2 small polyps. Data were abstracted from two time periods, pre and post-split-dose bowel preparation institution...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450610/ctc-technique-methods-to-ensure-an-optimal-exam
#2
Kevin J Chang, David H Kim
CT colonography (CTC) has demonstrated equivalent accuracy to optical colonoscopy in the detection of clinically relevant polyps and tumors but this is only possible when technique is optimized. The two most important features of a high-quality CTC are a well-prepared colon and a distended colon. This article will discuss the dietary, bowel preparation, and fecal/fluid tagging options to best prepare the colon. Strategies to optimally distend the colon will also be discussed. CT scan techniques including patient positioning and radiation dose optimization will be reviewed...
February 15, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421953/using-community-engagement-and-navigators-to-increase-colon-cancer-screening-and-patient-outcomes
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Paul G Devereux, John Gray, Susan Robinson, Janie Galvin, Jesse Gutierrez
A theory-driven tailored intervention developed in partnership with the community used evidence-based practices to (a) increase knowledge about colon cancer and screening and (b) assist patients in completing screenings. During the 16 months of delivery screening, patient navigators integrated into gastroenterology clinics met all goals, which included (a) enrolling an ethnically diverse group of participants ( N = 415) through inreach (clinic-referred patients who did not schedule appointments) and community outreach, (b) facilitating screening completions for 217 of the 358 (61%) patients identified as needing screening, and (c) obtaining satisfaction ratings from 89% of participants...
February 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415338/a-statewide-program-providing-colorectal-cancer-screening-to-the-uninsured-of-south-carolina
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Jan M Eberth, Annie Thibault, Renay Caldwell, Michele J Josey, Beidi Qiang, Edsel Peña, Delecia LaFrance, Franklin G Berger
BACKGROUND: Cancer screening rates are lowest in those without insurance or a regular provider. Since 2008, the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network (CCPN) has provided open access colonoscopy to uninsured residents of South Carolina through established, statewide partnerships and patient navigation. Herein, we describe the structure, implementation, and clinical outcomes of this program. METHODS: The CCPN provides access to colonoscopy screening at no cost to uninsured, asymptomatic patients aged 50-64 years (African Americans age 45-64 years are eligible) who live at or below 150% of the poverty line and seek medical care in free medical clinics, federally qualified health centers, or hospital-based indigent practices in South Carolina...
February 7, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404921/update-on-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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Cristina C Rutherford, Audrey H Calderwood
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Colonoscopy is the gold standard for visualization and diagnosis of conditions involving the colon and terminal ileum. It also facilitates screening and prevention of colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in the USA. Adequate cleansing is essential for thorough visualization of the colon with successful detection of colon polyps. RECENT FINDINGS: While the original large-volume polyethylene glycol preparations are still commonly used, several lower volume regimens are widely available and selected based on provider and patient preferences...
February 5, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391311/shorter-waiting-times-from-education-to-colonoscopy-can-improve-the-quality-of-bowel-preparation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jin Lee, Tae Oh Kim, Joo Wan Seo, Joon Hyuk Choi, Nae Yun Heo, Jongha Park, Seung Ha Park, Sung Yeon Yang, Young Soo Moon
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adequate bowel preparation is essential for an effective and safe colonoscopy. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of bowel preparation according to waiting times from education to colonoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, investigator-blinded, randomized study was performed from December 2016 to March 2017. Patients were divided into two groups: within 2 weeks (group A, n=64) or more than 2 weeks (group B, n=66) from education about bowel preparation to colonoscopy...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391310/polyethylene-glycol-3350-miralax%C3%A2-1-9-l-sports-drink-gatorade%C3%A2-2-tablets-of-bisacodyl-results-in-inferior-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy-compared-with-polyethylene-glycol-ascorbic-acid-moviprep%C3%A2
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Maqsood Ahmed Khan, Kevin B Patel, Mohammed Nooruddin, Garth Swanson, Louis Fogg, Ali Keshavarzian, Michael Brown
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-3350, approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only for constipation, combined with 1.9 L of sports drink (SD) (GatoradeR) and bisacodyl (B) is commonly used in outpatient practice for bowel preparation due to cited patient satisfaction and tolerability of this specific regimen. We aim to compare PEG-3350 (MiralaxR) with PEG-AA-based (MoviPrepR) in terms of efficacy, patient satisfaction, and the effects of these two regimen on serum electrolytes...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390432/the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-2-liter-polyethylene-glycol-plus-ascorbic-acid-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jae Min Lee, Jae Hyung Lee, Eun Sun Kim, Jung Min Lee, In Kyung Yoo, Seung Han Kim, Hyuk Soon Choi, Bora Keum, Yeon Seok Seo, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hong Sik Lee, Hoon Jai Chun, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim
The safety of bowel-cleansing agents is an important issue in clinical practice, especially in patients with chronic diseases. Although the safety and efficacy of polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been investigated in many studies, few studies on PEG plus ascorbic acid exist. In this study, we compared the safety of 2 bowel-cleansing agents for patients with liver cirrhosis: 2-liter PEG (2 L PEG) plus ascorbic acid versus 4-liter PEG (4 L PEG). We performed a retrospective study on colonoscopy in patients with liver cirrhosis...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373569/efficacy-and-acceptability-of-1-liter-of-polyethylene-glycol-with-ascorbic-acid-vs-2-liters-of-polyethylene-glycol-plus-mosapride-and-sennoside-for-colonoscopy-preparation
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Masato Kamei, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Masahito Takahashi, Masae Makino, Keiichi Haga, Osamu Nomura, Takashi Murakami, Hideaki Ritsuno, Hiroya Ueyama, Tomohiro Kodani, Dai Ishikawa, Kenshi Matsumoto, Naoto Sakamoto, Taro Osada, Tatsuo Ogihara, Sumio Watanabe, Akihito Nagahara
BACKGROUND [color=black]Bowel preparation is an important factor for an optimal outcome of colonoscopy. Recently, polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution has been in common use for bowel cleansing for colonoscopy, but some patients are intolerant of PEG because of taste or volume. A low-volume PEG administered with ascorbic acid solution (PEG-Asc) was designed to improve tolerability, but the administration of this method is more complex than that with PEG alone. This study aimed to compare bowel cleansing efficacy, safety, and tolerability of 1 L PEG-Asc with a 2 L PEG preparation with use of sennosides and mosapride...
January 26, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337780/efficacy-and-safety-of-sodium-picosulfate-magnesium-citrate-for-bowel-preparation-in-a-physically-disabled-outpatient-population-a-randomized-endoscopist-blinded-comparison-with-ascorbic-acid-enriched-polyethylene-glycol-solution-plus-bisacodyl-the-pico-movi
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Elisabeth M H Mathus-Vliegen, Karin van der Vliet, Inge J Wignand-van der Storm, John S Stadwijk
BACKGROUND: Because of its volume, adequate bowel preparation remains problematic in physically unfit patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare a small-volume sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate preparation with a 2-L ascorbic acid-enriched polyethylene glycol solution plus bisacodyl. DESIGN: This study has a noninferiority design, assuming that ascorbic acid-enriched polyethylene glycol solution plus bisacodyl is 70% efficacious in achieving an Ottawa score ≤7 and accepting a difference in success rate of <15% with a target enrollment of 146 patients per group...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332407/nutritional-deficiency-during-colonoscopy-preparation-the-forgotten-iatrogeny
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Gonçalo Nunes, Ana Teresa Barata, Carla Adriana Santos, Marta Patita, Jorge Fonseca
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy induces a semi-fasting state, with a potential negative impact on fragile patients. The present study aims to quantify nutritional deficiency during colonoscopy preparation. METHODS: This was an observational and cross-sectional study. A convenience sample was obtained that included adults that underwent colonoscopy after bowel preparation with Klean-Prep® according to the center protocol. Anthropometric evaluation was performed and nutritional deficiency was calculated via the quantification of energy and protein intake during the 48 hours prior to the examination which was compared with the individuals' needs...
January 15, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332165/factors-associated-with-anxiety-about-colonoscopy-the-preparation-the-procedure-and-the-anticipated-findings
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L A Shafer, J R Walker, C Waldman, C Yang, V Michaud, C N Bernstein, L Hathout, J Park, J Sisler, G Restall, K Wittmeier, H Singh
BACKGROUND: Previous research has assessed anxiety around colonoscopy procedures, but has not considered anxiety related to different aspects related to the colonoscopy process. AIMS: Before colonoscopy, we assessed anxiety about: bowel preparation, the procedure, and the anticipated results. We evaluated associations between patient characteristics and anxiety in each area. METHODS: An anonymous survey was distributed to patients immediately prior to their outpatient colonoscopy in six hospitals and two ambulatory care centers in Winnipeg, Canada...
January 13, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302876/improving-the-quality-of-inpatient-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopies
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Sarah K Argyropoulos, S Kashif Mahmood, Emily J Campbell, James M Richter
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized patients completing bowel preparation for colonoscopy typically have preparations of poorer quality when compared to outpatient populations. AIMS: Our study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement program in improving colonoscopy preparation for an inpatient population. METHODS: We identified a cohort of adult patients (n = 641) undergoing an inpatient colonoscopy during a 12-month period at an academic medical center and compared a multifactor intervention group to a historical baseline group...
January 4, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289528/cystic-fibrosis-colorectal-cancer-screening-consensus-recommendations
#14
Denis Hadjiliadis, Alexander Khoruts, Ann G Zauber, Sarah E Hempstead, Patrick Maisonneuve, Albert B Lowenfels
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Improved therapy has substantially increased survival of persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). But the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults with CF is 5-10 times greater compared to the general population, and 25-30 times greater in CF patients after an organ transplantation. To address this risk, the CF Foundation convened a multi-stakeholder task force to develop CRC screening recommendations. METHODS: The 18-member task force consisted of experts including pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, a social worker, nurse coordinator, surgeon, epidemiologist, statistician, CF adult, and a parent...
December 28, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279076/symptomatic-hyponatremia-after-bowel-preparation-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#15
Juliana Moura Costa, João Bruno Soares
INTRODUCTION: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy and/or colorectal surgery can cause electrolyte imbalances. The risk of electrolyte imbalances seems to be related to the type of bowel cleansing solution, age of patients and comorbidities. CASE REPORT: We report two cases of symptomatic hyponatremia (focal neurological signs and coma) after bowel preparation with sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate for colonoscopy. In both cases, symptoms related to hyponatremia rapidly disappeared after sodium level correction with intravenous administration of hypertonic saline (3% NaCl)...
November 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243102/split-dose-bowel-preparation-reduces-the-need-for-early-repeat-colonoscopy-without-improving-adenoma-detection-rate
#16
Li Wang, Brandon S Sprung, Arthur J DeCross, Danielle Marino
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Split-dose bowel preparation is associated with improved mucosal visualization and patient tolerance, becoming a standard of care. However, quality measures data associated with this preparation are limited. At our academic tertiary-care facility, we aim to study the effect of changing from single- to split-dose preparation on colonoscopy quality measures. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with quality indicators was conducted using electronic medical record data...
December 14, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241725/value-of-water-enema-computed-tomography-in-elderly-symptomatic-patients
#17
Heyfa Romdhane, Imen Marzouk, Zeineb Mzoughi, Meriem Cheikh, Meriem Dridi, Houcem Fadhl, Rym Ennaifer, Najet Belhadj
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for the examination of the colon. However, its use in the elderly is not well tolerated, and there is often a need for general anaesthesia, thus increasing the risk, especially if there are co-morbidities. Water enema computed tomography has been suggested to be a satisfactory alternative as a non-invasive, fast and effective means for the diagnosis of colorectal supra-centimetric lesions. The aim of our study was to assess the performance of water enema computed tomography as first-line examination by calculating its negative predictive value (NPV) for the diagnosis of supra-centimetric lesions in symptomatic elderly referred to colonoscopy...
December 11, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235584/erratum-a-short-telephone-call-reminder-improves-bowel-preparation-quality-indicators-and-patient-satisfaction-with-first-colonoscopy
#18
Marisol Gálvez, Angel Mario Zarate, Hector Espino, Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera, Richard Alexander Awad, Santiago Camacho
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-117954.].
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230115/interval-colorectal-cancers-at-ochsner-medical-center-where-do-we-stand
#19
Felicia Humphrey, Mariella Gastañaduy, James Smith, Charles B Whitlow
Background: An interval colorectal cancer is a cancer diagnosed prior to the recommended follow-up time from a previously negative colonoscopy. These cancers are thought to arise from a rapidly growing cancer, missed cancer, or incompletely resected adenomas. Our study aimed to identify interval cancers diagnosed during a 4-year period and to identify any potential risk factors associated with these cancers. Secondly, we compared our interval colorectal cancer rate with other published rates...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202001/validating-bowel-preparation-scales
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Valérie Heron, Robin Parmar, Charles Ménard, Myriam Martel, Alan N Barkun
Background and study aim:  Few scales assessing bowel preparation quality have been validated, and direct between-scale comparisons remain scarce. The aim of the study was to compare inter- and intra-rater reliability, predictive abilities for clinical outcomes, and ease of use for each scale. Methods:  Colonoscopy video recordings highlighting five colonic segments after washing were viewed independently by three physicians, and cleanliness was evaluated using the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS), the Chicago Bowel Preparation Scale (CBPS), and the Harefield Cleansing Scale (HCS) in randomized order...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
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