Kevin K Y Yoong

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of colonoscopy in patients aged at least 85 years. Does the ideal of an ageism free service apply? DESIGN A retrospective audit. SETTING Department of gastroenterology that carries out about 1000 colonoscopies annually in a district general hospital serving a population of about 320 000. SUBJECTS All patients aged at(More)
It remains controversial whether ileoscopy should be attempted in all patients. Although the ease of ileoscopy and the diagnostic yield have been well described, there have been no studies describing the value of the diagnostic yield in altering clinical management. We carried out a study to ascertain whether it is worthwhile to perform ileoscopy in all(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS There is wide variation in the use of antispasmodics to facilitate colonoscopy, both within and between countries, and its use before such procedures remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine whether there was any objective benefit in using hyoscine as a premedication for colonoscopy in a district general(More)
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