Abstract. – Background: The most critical factor determining the quality of colonoscopy results is the extent of bowel cleansing.
Aim: This observational post-marketing study evaluated the efficacy, acceptability and safety of a range of the most commonly used bowel cleansing solutions in routine clinical practice.
Patients: Patients undergoing diagnostic, preventive or follow-up colonoscopy were recruited from 7 centres in Italy, Spain and Greece.
Methods: Quality of bowel preparation was assessed on a 5-point scale and included evaluation of visible bowel surface area and the amount and consistency of residual fluid. Patients evaluated ease of use and palatability.
Results: A total of 437 patients took part. Klean-Prep, the most commonly used preparation in this evaluation, achieved the highest score for quality of bowel cleansing and was rated as good or excellent in 72.0% of patients. In dosage-compliant patients, Klean-Prep showed better results in comparison to Fleet Phosphosoda (p Conclusion: The polyethylene glycol-based preparations provided the most adequate cleansing and, of these, Klean-Prep provided the highest “good” or “excellent” level of bowel preparation.
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A. Allegretti A, D. Bargallò Carulla B, A. Bertelè C, A. Franzè C, E.A. Kouroumalis D, M.A. Mancini E, G. Paspatis F, S. Reina-Serrano G
Efficacy and safety of bowel cleansing solutions for colonoscopy: a prospective observational study
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 14 - N. 11