Meta-analysis: randomized controlled trials of 4-L polyethylene glycol and sodium phosphate solution as bowel preparation for colonoscopy.

@article{Juluri2010MetaanalysisRC,
  title={Meta-analysis: randomized controlled trials of 4-L polyethylene glycol and sodium phosphate solution as bowel preparation for colonoscopy.},
  author={Ravi Juluri and George Eckert and Thomas F. Imperiale},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={171-81}
}
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing polyethylene glycol (PEG) with sodium phosphate (NaP) are inconsistent. AIM To compare the efficacy of and tolerance to PEG vs. NaP for bowel preparation. METHODS We used MEDLINE and EMBASE to identify English-language RCTs published between 1990 and 2008 comparing 4-L PEG with two 45 mL doses of NaP in adults undergoing elective colonoscopy. We calculated the pooled odds ratios (ORs) for preparation quality and proportion of subjects… CONTINUE READING

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