Colon cleansing for diagnostic and surgical procedures: Polyethylene glycol-electrolyte lavage solution

J. A. DiPalma, C. E. Brady

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The importance of adequate colon cleansing in preparation for diagnostic and surgical procedures cannot be overemphasized. Diagnostic accuracy and safety depend on good bowel preparation. Patient compliance is a major determinant of cleansing adequacy and, therefore, simplicity and ease of preparation are a concern. PEG-ELS is efficacious, safe, and well-tolerated, and can be recommended as a preparation method whenever colon cleansing is necessary. For colonoscopy and elective colon surgery, PEG-ELS has achieved widespread acceptance and use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1016
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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