Colonoscopy without prior preparation in mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis.

@article{Bat1991ColonoscopyWP,
  title={Colonoscopy without prior preparation in mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis.},
  author={L Bat and A. I. Pines and Elaine Ron and Yosef Rosenblum and Yoram Levo and Eliahu Shemesh},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={1991},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={46-8}
}
We evaluated the effect of different types of preparations on the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy (total or limited) in mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis. Our ability to determine the extent of disease and see the mucosa beyond the inflamed areas was assessed in patients receiving no preparation (group A, 72 examinations) and those receiving diphosphosoda enemas (group B, 181 examinations). There were three failures in group A and 11 in group B. In the majority of patients (71% of… CONTINUE READING