Use of an Abdominal Compression Device in Colonoscopy: A Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial.

@article{Crockett2016UseOA,
  title={Use of an Abdominal Compression Device in Colonoscopy: A Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial.},
  author={Seth D. Crockett and Holly O Cirri and Renuka Kelapure and Joseph Anton Galanko and Christopher F. Martin and Evan S. Dellon},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          850-857.e3
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Looping is a common problem during colonoscopy that prolongs procedure time. We aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of ColoWrap, an external abdominal compression device, with respect to insertion time and other procedural outcomes. METHODS We performed a prospective study of outpatients undergoing elective colonoscopy (40-80 years old; mean age, 60.5 years) at endoscopy facilities in the University of North Carolina Hospitals from April 2013 through March 2014… CONTINUE READING

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