[Preparation for colonoscopy: A comparison between 3 commercially available Golytely solutions]
Author(s): Krakamp B, Bosse B, Merkel F, Parusel M
Affiliation(s): Kliniken der Stadt Koln, Krankenhaus Koln-Merheim (Chefarzt Prof. Dr. M. Weber). Bernd.Krakamp@rrz.uni-koeln.de
Publication date & source: 2001-08, Z Gastroenterol., 39(8):561-9.
Publication type: Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial
The preparation for colonoscopy is essential for the results of the examination. The effectiveness of 3 commercially available Golytely solutions for colonoscopy (Original-Golytely-salt, Oralav and Delcoprep) were compared in a randomized prospective study. 310 outpatients were randomized into 3 groups. One of the above-mentioned solutions were used in these patients. Before the examination the patients were asked to drink 3 l of the given solution within 2 h. The colonoscopy was realized within 3-5 h after the end of preparation. Outcome criteria were the subjective acceptability of the solution for the patient, cleanness of the bowel and the formation of foam. In all 3 groups sufficient up to very good results could be achieved. There were no significant differences in the 3 groups.We conclude that the used procedure is absolutely sufficient to prepare for colonoscopy and that administration of liquids of more than 3 l or the use of enema or laxans on the previous day, are unnecessary. The suggested procedure can be used for children, too.