Bowel Prep (Colonoscopy Prep)
The key to an effective colonoscopy is good bowel preparation. Patients have many options, some of which work better for certain patients than for others. Some bowel preps include Golytely, Colyte, Nulytely, phospho-soda, sodium phosphate tablets, Osmo-Prep and Visicol. These induce bowel movements so the digestive tract is largely empty and is then visible through the camera during colonoscopy.
ASGE Releases New Bowel Prep Guidelines
The Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has released updated guidelines for patient bowel preparations before colonoscopy. ...More
Study Compares Low-Volume Bowel Prep to Trisulfate
Norgine this month announced the enrollment of the first patient into the US Phase III study, NOCT, for its investigational product NER1006. This study will evaluate the bowel cleansing efficacy of a two-day split-dosing regimen of NER1006, versus a split-dosing regimen of ...More
Tailoring Bowel Preps: Patient Activation and Navigation
Research has improved the quality of patient instructions for colon preps, but it’s tough reaching that goal of a high percentage of “excellent” rated colon cleanses. For endoscopy suite staff currently charged with prep improvement projects, concepts like ...More
Bowel Prep Update: Change on the Horizon?
. From prep type, to prep timing, to troubleshooting problems during prep consumption, a successful purge makes for a medical trifecta: happy endoscopist, happy endo suite staff, and a happy, better-served patient with a good shot at preventing colorectal cancer (CRC). ...More
Should Your Facility Personalize Colonoscopy Preps?
Gastrointestinal endoscopy teams know that one of the most important factors behind a successful colonoscopy is a successful prep. There are good general guidelines that work for most patients, but the key word is “most.” Sometimes, when a patient has ...More
Slide Show: Individualizing Bowel Preps
From prep type, to prep timing, to troubleshooting problems during prep consumption, a successful purge makes for a medical trifecta: happy endoscopist, happy endo suite staff, and a better-served patient. Sometimes, this requires individualizing care. ...More
Researchers Discover Secret of How Bowels Move
McMaster University researchers have cleared up one aspect of how the bowels move that had mystified scientists. ...More
Colon Prep Center Finds New Ways to Cleanse Bowels
As every endoscopy nurse knows all too well, a number of things must occur before a successful colonoscopy can be performed—things that the nurses and physicians involved with the procedure have little or no control over. Of course, I’m referring to the much-maligned ...More
Bowel Prep Update Quick Facts to Keep Your Knowledge Fresh
Basics • Most bowel preparations involve the use of polyethylene glycol (PEG) or sodium phosphate (NaP) solutions. • In 2008, the FDA released a report stating the use of oral sodium phosphates for bowel preparation put patients at risk of acute phosphate nephropathy, an ...More
New Smartphone App Improves Colonoscopy Prep
ORLANDO—The use of a smartphone application improves patients’ preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented this month at Digestive Disease Week. ...More