Factors predictive of difficult colonoscopy.

@article{Anderson2001FactorsPO,
  title={Factors predictive of difficult colonoscopy.},
  author={Joseph C Anderson and Catherine R. Messina and William B. Cohn and Emily Gottfried and Sarah Ingber and Gregory M. Bernstein and Ellen Coman and J{\'e}ssica de Almeida Polito},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={
          558-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prediction of a technically difficult colonoscopy may influence patient selection and procedure scheduling. Identification of predictive factors may be difficult because a common endpoint used to evaluate the success of colonoscopy is intubation of the cecum, which is usually achieved. The goal of this study was to examine the feasibility of using an alternative measure, time required for cecal intubation, to identify factors that can impact performance of colonoscopy. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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