Low-volume polyethylene glycol (PEG) plus ascorbic acid solutions are widely used for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy. This study aimed to investigate the pre-endoscopic predictive factors for inadequate preparation in subjects receiving low-volume PEG plus ascorbic acid. A prospective study was performed at Gangnam Severance Hospital, Korea, from June 2016 to December 2016. All participants received low-volume PEG plus ascorbic acid solutions for outpatient colonoscopy. The split-dose bowel preparation was administered in subject with morning colonoscopy while same day bowel preparation was used for afternoon colonoscopy. 715 patients were enrolled (mean age 56.1 years, 54.4% male), of which 138 (19.3%) had an inadequate bowel preparation. In multivariable analysis, cirrhosis (OR 4.943, 95% CI 1.191–20.515), low (less than 70%) compliance for three-day low-residual diet (OR 2.165, 95% CI 1.333–3.515), brown liquid rectal effluent (compared with clear or semi-clear effluent) (OR 7.604, 95% CI, 1.760–32.857), and longer time interval (≥2 hours) between last defecation and colonoscopic examination (OR 1.841, 95% CI, 1.190–2.849) were found as an independent predictors for inadequate preparation. These predictive factors may be useful in guiding additional intervention to improve quality of bowel preparation.
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Dec 1|
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