Navigation Links
Henry Ford Hospital study: Less prep needed for colonoscopy

DETROIT Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital may have found a better way to prep patients for colonoscopy procedures so they no longer need to drink a gallon of prescribed fluids prior to the procedure.

The study found that patients who took a pill that is FDA-approved for chronic constipation as part of the colonoscopy prep only needed to drink half of the liquid previously required to cleanse the bowels.

While the combination did not improve polyp detection during the colonoscopy, researchers say it led to improved bowel preparation quality and was better tolerated by patients than the liquid mix of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and electrolytes alone.

"Most people say they don't want to have a colonoscopy because they find the preparation intolerable," says Chetan Pai, D.O., a Henry Ford Hospital gastroenterologist and lead author of the study.

"If physicians are able to offer a better way to prep, I think this will encourage more people to get the colonoscopies that may save their lives."

He explains that approximately 90 percent of colon cancer occurs in people over age 50, but these older adults tend to have difficulty drinking a gallon of electrolytes in preparation for the colonoscopy.

Study results will be presented May 2 at Digestive Diseases Week in New Orleans.

According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2009, more than 146,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer were diagnosed and nearly 50,000 people died from the disease. However, colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer because if it is found early through a colonoscopy screening test, it can be stopped before it has spread.

The constipation drug lubiprostone a chloride pump activator in tablet form has been used anecdotally in patients unable to tolerate drinking a full gallon of PEG and electrolytes as part of the bowel cleansing preparation for colonoscopy.

To test the effectiveness of lubiprostone as part of colonoscopy prep, Henry Ford conducted a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled study of 126 patients.

Researchers looked at the tolerability of the combination of lubiprostone and electrolytes, as well as electrolytes alone, and whether it was possible to reduce the volume of electrolytes required for colon cleansing.


Contact: Maria Seyrig
Henry Ford Health System

Related medicine news :

1. iCIMS Emerges as Talent Management Solution of Choice for Henry Ford Health Systems
2. Health Care Pioneer Henry J. Kaiser Inducted Into The California Hall of Fame
3. National Press Club to Host NEWSMAKER Media Briefing on Cornhusker Kickback With South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster
4. Alan Henry, M.D. Joins MedSolutions as Chief Medical Officer of Premerus
5. Henry Ford Hospital study shows link between vitamin D, skin cancer
6. Henry Ford Hospital study: Shoulder function not fully restored after surgery
7. Henry Ford Hospital atudy: Hepatitis C infection doubles risk for kidney cancer
8. Henry Ford Health System goes radical: Creating the hospital of the future
9. Childrens Hospital Surgeon Receives Prestigious Paul Tessier Medal
10. VHI Releases Annual Industry Report - Highlights Hospital, Nursing Facility Efficiency
11. Pennsylvania EPA Awards Abington Memorial Hospital Funding for Green Projects
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, ... to dispense prescription medications at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. ... dispense prescription medications. In doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of its members are ... people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population - are infected ... HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle Li, Co-Founder of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping ... platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based ... the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... contact center software Q-Suite, announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term ... fully supported Asterisk 11 LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The Catalent Applied Drug ... need to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug development. The first ... supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: ... Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation Review, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: Supplier ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 --> ... combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische therapie voor de ... ) --> ... ) Uit een ... (LUMC) blijkt dat ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: