TITLE

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (KLEAN-PREP) PROVIDES BETTER BOWEL PREPARATION FOR COLONOSCOPY THAN MAGNESIUM OXIDE PLUS SODIUM PICOSULPHATE (PICOLAX)

AUTHOR(S)
Spencer, H. L.; Riley, S. A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that shows polyethylene glycol (Klean-Prep) provides better bowel preparation for colonoscopy than magnesium oxide plus sodium picosulphate (Picolax). Good bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy is essential if significant lesions are not to be missed and in order to achieve high completion rates. Picolax is significantly more likely than Kleain-Prep to produce bowel preparation graded by the endoscopist as poor. In addition, the greater proportion of normal procedures reported with Picolax may be due to subtle, potentially serious lesions being missed due to inadequate bowel preparation.
ACCESSION #
13219007

 

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