The role of carbon dioxide insufflation in colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Wu2012TheRO,
  title={The role of carbon dioxide insufflation in colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={J Wu and Bailong Hu},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={128-36}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Insufflation of the intestinal tract, usually with room air, is necessary to improve visualization during colonoscopy. However, most patients complain of bowel distension and abdominal pain afterwards. Recently, carbon dioxide (CO2) rather than air insufflation has been used. We aimed to evaluate the efficiency, safety, and comfort of colonoscopy CO2 insufflation, with systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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