Participation by experienced endoscopy nurses increases the detection rate of colon polyps during a screening colonoscopy: a multicenter, prospective, randomized study.

@article{Lee2011ParticipationBE,
  title={Participation by experienced endoscopy nurses increases the detection rate of colon polyps during a screening colonoscopy: a multicenter, prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Chang Kyun Lee and Dong Il Park and Suck-Ho Lee and Young Hwangbo and Chang Soo Eun and Dong - Soo Han and Jae Myung Cha and Bo-In Lee and Jeong Eun Shin},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={1094-102}
}
BACKGROUND No reported prospective, randomized study has evaluated the impact of an endoscopy nurse participating as a second observer during colonoscopy. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the participation of an endoscopy nurse enhanced the polyp detection rate (PDR) and adenoma detection rate (ADR) during screening colonoscopy. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective, randomized study. SETTING Academic hospitals. PATIENTS A total of 844 consecutive patients undergoing screening colonoscopy… CONTINUE READING

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