The role of oral simethicone on the adenoma detection rate and other quality indicators of screening colonoscopy

Post written by Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA. The primary aim of this study was determining if adding simethicone (SIM) to 4 L polyethylenglycol (PEG) preparation improved our ADR. Secondary aims included its effect on procedure times, Bubble and Boston Bowel …

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Novel self-propelled disposable colonoscope is effective for colonoscopy

Nathan Gluck, MD, PhD, from the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Research Center for Digestive Disorders and Liver Diseases, in Tel Aviv, Israel discusses this Open Access Original Article "A novel self-propelled disposable colonoscope is effective for colonoscopy in humans (with video)." The focus of this study was to test the cecal intubation rate, safety, and …

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Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy

Mary A. Atia, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA discusses this Original Article, "Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy: the impact on polyp detection rate, adenoma detection rate, and overall cost." The frequency of non-neoplastic polypectomy (NNP) is tissue constituting normal colonic mucosa or lymphoid aggregates. …

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BBPS scores and bowel preparation adequacy

Audrey Calderwood, MD, MS, FASGE from the Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA discusses her Original Article "Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores provide a standardized definition of adequate for describing bowel cleanliness" from the August issue. The assessment of bowel cleanliness during colonoscopy (while not a glamorous topic!) is critical to the practice of …

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Disparities in colon cancer screening

Folasade P. May, MD, Mphil from University of California Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, California, USA discusses her Original Article "Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening among African Americans in an integrated Veterans Affairs health care network" from the August issue. We investigated disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake between African Americans and non-African …

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Editor’s Choice- Bowel preparation and patient compliance

Associate Editor Dr. Klaus Mergener highlights this article from the May issue: "Patient compliance and suboptimal bowel preparation with split-dose bowel regimen in average-risk screening colonoscopy" by Stacy B. Menees, MD, MS, H. Myra Kim, ScD, Patricia Wren, PhD, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD, Grace H. Elta, MD, Stephanie Foster, MPH, Sheryl Korsnes, MA, Brittany Graustein, …

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