Meals and Snacks as Bowel Preparation Agents

At the Digestive Disease Week 2015, Dr. Levy presented a pilot study in which 10 patients were given meals and snacks blended with polyethylene glycol 3350, sorbitol, and ascorbic acid. The preparation was well tolerated with no adverse events. The patients also had...

10 Myths about Bowel Preparation

There is only one way to prepare the bowel for colonoscopy. Not true. There are several bowel cleansing agents in the market. Read Types of Bowel Preparation Agents. There are also different foods you may eat the day prior to your colonoscopy. Read Diet and...

Phone App Improves Bowel Preparation

Adherence to bowel preparation instructions is low. Can a mobile phone app improve adherence to bowel preparation and therefore bowel preparation scores? In a study by Lorenzo-Zuniga V et al, 260 patients were randomized to either written instructions with visual aid...

Bowel Prep for Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a camera that is swallowed to examine the small intestine. It is recommended for patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, iron deficiency anemia, Celiac disease, and Crohn’s disease . It is usually done after an upper endoscopy and a...