Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Elective Colorectal Surgery: Is It Enough? Reply

@article{Peppas2009MechanicalBP,
  title={Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Elective Colorectal Surgery: Is It Enough? Reply},
  author={George Peppas and V. Alexiou and Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={1395-1395}
}
Dear Editor, We would like to thank Drs. Gravante and Caruso for sharing their thoughts and updated systematic review on this important issue. We do agree that mechanical bowel preparation/cleansing (MBP) may cause fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. This may be anticipated and corrected, but still, given the available evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), it is preferable to avoid mechanical cleansing. Regarding the heterogeneity of RCTs, it should be acknowledged that the… CONTINUE READING
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