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An evaluation of colon cleansing regimens. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1977 Jan;128(1):57-9

Date

01/01/1977

Pubmed ID

401589

DOI

10.2214/ajr.128.1.57

Abstract

To study the efficacy of colon cleansing regimens, 500 hospital outpatients were randomly assigned to one of four regimens. Two featured castor oil followed by phosphate enema and two used magnesium citrate and bisacodyl. For the 349 patients who completed all components of the regimens, quality of the subsequent barium enema examination was scored by three radiologists in a blind manner. Regimens featuring magnesium citrate and bisacodyl were found to be significantly superior to those featuring castor oil. Calcium bisdiocytl sulfosuccinate did not improve the quality of colon cleansing but appeared to decrease the incidence of abdominal cramping in patients receiving magnesium citrate and bisacodyl. It is hoped that the investigative approach used in this study may serve as a model for future testing of colon cleansing regimens.

Author List

Dodds WJ, Scanlon GT, Shaw DK, Stewart ET, Youker JE, Metter GE

Author

James E. Youker MD Adjunct Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Castor Oil
Cathartics
Citrates
Colon
Enema
Female
Humans
Magnesium
Male
Middle Aged
Octanols
Phosphates
Succinates
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