A consensus document on bowel preparation before colonoscopy: Prepared by a Task Force from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Wexner, Steven D., Beck, David E., Baron, Todd H., Fanelli, Robert D., Hyman, Neil, Shen, Bo and Wasco, Kevin E. (2006) A consensus document on bowel preparation before colonoscopy: Prepared by a Task Force from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 49 6: 792-809.


Author Wexner, Steven D.
Beck, David E.
Baron, Todd H.
Fanelli, Robert D.
Hyman, Neil
Shen, Bo
Wasco, Kevin E.
Title A consensus document on bowel preparation before colonoscopy: Prepared by a Task Force from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Journal name Diseases of the Colon and Rectum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-3706
1530-0358
Publication date 2006-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s10350-006-0536-z
Volume 49
Issue 6
Start page 792
End page 809
Total pages 18
Place of publication Arlington Heights, IL, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract Colonoscopy is the most commonly used technique for inspection of the colonic mucosa. The safety and effectiveness of colonoscopy in identifying important colonic pathology is directly impacted by the quality of the bowel preparation performed in anticipation of the procedure. Physicians favor preparations associated with the best patient compliance to achieve the best results. Patients favor preparations that are low in volume, palatable, have easy to complete regimens, and are reimbursed by health insurance or are inexpensive. Both patients and physicians favor preparations that are safe to administer in light of existing comorbid conditions and those that will not interact with previously prescribed medications. Aqueous NaP solutions, NaP tablets, and PEG solutions, especially low-volume solutions, are all accepted and well tolerated by the majority of patients undergoing bowel preparation for colonoscopy. Physicians are advised to select a preparation for each patient based on the safety profile of the agent, NaP or PEG, in light of the overall health of the patient, their comorbid conditions, and currently prescribed medications. In certain circumstances, such as bowel preparation in children and some elderly patients, patients with renal insufficiency, and those with hypertension who are receiving ACE inhibitors or ARBs, it may be advisable to adhere to PEG-based solutions because of the risks of occult physiologic disturbances that may potentially contraindicate the use of NaP-based regimens. A variety of other preparations, none of which seem as popular because of inferior efficacy and/or patient acceptance, remain available for use in other circumstances in which bowel preparation is necessary. Many adjuncts to bowel preparation have been proposed but remain largely inefficacious and therefore cannot be recommended for routine use.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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