Minimal water exchange colonoscopy

Post written by Jen-Hao Yeh, MD, and Hsi-Yuan Chien, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, E-DA Hospital/I-shou University, Kaohsiung, and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taiwan Adventist Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Water colonoscopy is very useful to reduce pain and facilitate intubation for difficult colons. …

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Impact of water exchange colonoscopy on endoscopy room efficiency

Post written by Sergio Cadoni, MD, from the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, CTO Hospital, Iglesias, Italy. Water exchange colonoscopy (WE) has been consistently shown to be the least painful insertion technique, decreasing the need for sedation and significantly increasing colon cleanliness and lesion detection. However, the wide adoption of WE has been hindered by the misconception …

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Impact of carbon dioxide insufflation and water exchange on postcolonoscopy outcomes

Post written by Sergio Cadoni from the Digestive Endoscopy Unit at St. Barbara Hospital in Iglesias, Italy. Water exchange (WE) is the least painful insertion method during colonoscopy. However, its impact on postcolonoscopy discomfort has not been well-described. Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation has been consistently shown to decrease postcolonoscopy discomfort. We compared postcolonoscopy outcomes of various combinations …

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