Prospective randomized study of preoperative bowel cleansing for patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

@article{Wolters1994ProspectiveRS,
  title={Prospective randomized study of preoperative bowel cleansing for patients undergoing colorectal surgery.},
  author={U Wolters and Herr W. Keller and S Sorgatz and Andrea Raab and Heinz Pichlmaier},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={598-600}
}
Three different methods of preoperative bowel preparation were tested in a prospective randomized trial examining efficacy and morbidity. In all, 163 patients were treated by gut irrigation with Ringer's lactate, Prepacol or polyethylene glycol (PEG). Fluid retention, cleansing effect, postoperative complications and subjective acceptance were documented. Relevant weight gain and decrease in haematocrit indicating fluid retention were seen only after the use of Ringer's lactate. There were no… CONTINUE READING
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