Comparison of cleansing methods in preparation for colonic surgery

Beck, David E., Harford, Francis J. and DiPalm, Jack A. (1985) Comparison of cleansing methods in preparation for colonic surgery. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 28 7: 491-495. doi:10.1007/BF02554091

Author Beck, David E.
Harford, Francis J.
DiPalm, Jack A.
Title Comparison of cleansing methods in preparation for colonic surgery
Journal name Diseases of the Colon and Rectum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-3706
Publication date 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02554091
Volume 28
Issue 7
Start page 491
End page 495
Total pages 5
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Golytely®, an oral gut lavage solution, was compared with a standard bowel cleansing preparation in patients undergoing elective colonic surgery. Sixty patients were randomly assigned to either a one-day preparation with Golytely and bisacodyl or a standard method using a three-day clear liquid diet, cathartics, and enemas. Colon cleansing was better with Golytely (100 percent optimal cleansing vs. 64 percent,P<0.05). Patients receiving Golytely had less weight loss and found this preparation more tolerable. Quantitative stool cultures before and after preparation and intraoperatively were not significantly different between the two preparations. In this surgical bowel preparation study, Golytely and Bisacodyl were found to be safe, rapid, and effective. The preparation was well tolerated by patients and has become our preferred method of colonic cleansing.
Keyword Golytely®
Colonic cleansing
Bowel preparation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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