High incidence of colonic perforation during colonoscopy in hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease.

@article{Imai2010HighIO,
  title={High incidence of colonic perforation during colonoscopy in hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Norihiro Imai and Kinichi Takeda and Teiji Kuzuya and Setsuo Utsunomiya and Hiroshi Takahashi and Hirotake Kasuga and Masami Asai and Michiko Yamada and Yutaka Tanikawa and Hidemi Goto},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={55-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Colonic perforation is a rare but life-threatening complication of colonoscopy. We evaluated the incidence of colonic perforation that resulted from colonoscopy in patients who underwent hemodialysis compared with those who did not have this procedure (controls). METHODS Data from a total of 15,098 consecutive patients who underwent colonoscopy from January 2001 to December 2008 in Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were divided into 2 groups… CONTINUE READING