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Patient characteristics may predict inadequate bowel preparation


Select patient characteristics such as a history of constipation, cirrhosis, diabetes, stroke or dementia, opioids use, and tricyclic antidepressant use were associated with a higher risk of inadequate bowel preparation for colonoscopy, according to the results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


Gandhi K, et al. Patient characteristics associated with quality of colonoscopy preparation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.­ Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;[Epub ahead of print].