Single-blinded Randomized Trial of Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Colon Surgery with Primary Intraperitoneal Anastomosis

@article{PenaSoria2008SingleblindedRT,
  title={Single-blinded Randomized Trial of Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Colon Surgery with Primary Intraperitoneal Anastomosis},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Pena-Soria and Julio M. Mayol and Rocio Anula and Ana Arbeo-Escolar and Jes{\'u}s Alvarez Fern{\'a}ndez-Represa},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={2103-2109}
}
We report the final analysis of a prospective single-blinded randomized trial designed to investigate whether omission of preoperative mechanical bowel preparation increases the rate of surgical-site infection and anastomotic failure after elective colon surgery with intraperitoneal anastomosis by a single surgeon. Patients scheduled to undergo an elective colon or proximal rectal resection with a primary anastomosis by a single surgeon were randomized to receive either oral polyethylene glycol… CONTINUE READING
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