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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7591637, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Preassessment Interview Improves the Efficacy and Safety of Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy

1Gastroenterology Unit, County Hospital, Stafford, UK
2Research Institute of Healthcare Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
3Gastroenterology Unit, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK

Received 20 July 2016; Revised 17 October 2016; Accepted 30 October 2016

Academic Editor: Mark Borgaonkar

Copyright © 2016 Hari Padmanabhan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aim. To determine whether preassessment improves bowel preparation quality and prevents renal deterioration for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Methods. Data was collected prospectively starting in January 2011 for 12 months. Patients were divided according to the presence or absence of preassessment and stratified to one of three risk groups based on patient’s comorbidities and identified risk factors for poor bowel preparation; group 1 had no risk factors, group 2 had 1 risk factor, and group 3 patients had 2 or more risk factors. The association between preassessment and bowel preparation quality was analyzed using binary logistic regression. Results. 1840 colonoscopies were carried out during the period. Total number analyzed was 1704. 404 patients were preassessed. Preassessment patients had significantly better bowel preparation across all groups (OR 1.605; ). Group 3 patients were 52% more likely to have good bowel preparation () if they had been preassessed. Eighty-eight patients were identified with an eGFR < 60 mL/min. There was a significant difference in the eGFR percentage change between patients with preassessment and those without (). Conclusions. Face-to-face preassessment appears to improve the quality of bowel preparation and aids in minimizing the risk of renal injury in patients with CKD.