Comfort and Efficacy of a Longer and Thinner Endoscope for Average Risk Colon Cancer Screening

@article{Fincher2006ComfortAE,
  title={Comfort and Efficacy of a Longer and Thinner Endoscope for Average Risk Colon Cancer Screening},
  author={Roger Keith Fincher and Jonathan Myers and Scott McNear and John D. Liveringhouse and Richard L. Topolski and Jennifer A McNear},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={2892-2896}
}
The aim of this prospective study was to assess patient comfort during nonsedated screening sigmoidoscopy with the use of a standard 60-cm sigmoidoscope compared with a thinner 100-cm upper endoscope. Patients undergoing routine colon cancer screening with sigmoidoscopy were randomly assigned to either a 60-cm sigmoidoscope or a 100-cm upper endoscope. The procedure time, depth of insertion, anatomic landmarks, and presence of polyps were documented. Likert 7-point scales and visual analog… CONTINUE READING
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