A randomized, controlled trial to confirm the beneficial effects of the water method on U.S. veterans undergoing colonoscopy with the option of on-demand sedation.

@article{Leung2011ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial to confirm the beneficial effects of the water method on U.S. veterans undergoing colonoscopy with the option of on-demand sedation.},
  author={Joseph W. C. Leung and Surinder K. Mann and Rodelei M Siao-Salera and Kanat Ransibrahmanakul and Brian Christopher Lim and Wilhelmina Canete and Laramie Samson and Rebeck Gutierrez and Felix W. Leung},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={103-10}
}
BACKGROUND Sedation for colonoscopy discomfort imposes a recovery-time burden on patients. The water method permitted 52% of patients accepting on-demand sedation to complete colonoscopy without sedation. On-site and at-home recovery times were not reported. OBJECTIVE To confirm the beneficial effect of the water method and document the patient recovery-time burden. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial, with single-blinded, intent-to-treat analysis. SETTING Veterans Affairs outpatient… CONTINUE READING