Carbon dioxide insufflation for colonoscopy: evaluation of gas volume, abdominal pain, examination time and transcutaneous partial CO2 pressure


Insufflation with carbon dioxide (CO2) in colonoscopy has not been widely adopted and, consequently, limited data are available on insufflated gas volume and blood pCO2. The aim of this study was to compare CO2 and air as an insufflation agent in patients undergoing colonoscopy without sedation in terms of insufflated gas volume, pCO2, pain and examination… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00535-010-0286-5


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