CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2021; 09(08): E1205-E1206
DOI: 10.1055/a-1487-5876
Editorial

The lower the volume of a cleansing product the higher its osmolarity and thus the risk of determining electrolyte imbalances in predisposed patients

Mario Schettino
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, ASST Rhodense, Garbagnate Milanese and Rho Hospitals, Milan, Italy
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Alessia Dalila Guarino
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, ASST Rhodense, Garbagnate Milanese and Rho Hospitals, Milan, Italy
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Gianpiero Manes
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, ASST Rhodense, Garbagnate Milanese and Rho Hospitals, Milan, Italy
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Because colorectal cancer (CRC) represents a significant cause of mortality worldwide and incidence is rising in younger people, particular importance is given to effective screening programs, including noninvasive and invasive modalities [1]. In particular, colonoscopy has a central role in detecting early-stage CRC and identifying and resecting precancerous lesions. A quality examination requires adequate bowel preparation, considering that poor colon cleansing negatively influences quality indicators for colonoscopy, such as adenoma detection rate and cecal intubation. The theme of ideal bowel preparation is still controversial, because it should meet criteria of tolerability and efficacy, but safety also is a concern, particularly in fragile patients [2].



Publication History

Publication Date:
16 July 2021 (online)

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