Serious complications within 30 days of screening and surveillance colonoscopy are uncommon.

@article{Ko2010SeriousCW,
  title={Serious complications within 30 days of screening and surveillance colonoscopy are uncommon.},
  author={Cynthia W. Ko and Stacy Riffle and Leann Michaels and Cynthia Morris and Jennifer Holub and Jean A. Shapiro and M{\'a}rcia Aparecida Ciol and Michael B. Kimmey and Laura C. Seeff and David Lieberman},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={166-73}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The risk of serious complications after colonoscopy has important implications for the overall benefits of colorectal cancer screening programs. We evaluated the incidence of serious complications within 30 days after screening or surveillance colonoscopies in diverse clinical settings and sought to identify potential risk factors for complications. METHODS Patients age 40 and over undergoing colonoscopy for screening, surveillance, or evaluation based an abnormal result… CONTINUE READING
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