Water Infusion and Carbon Dioxide Insufflation Versus Air Insufflation Versus Air Insufflation Techniques in Screening Colonoscopies in the United States: A Comparative Study Evaluating Safety, Efficacy and Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR)
ADR is an independent predictor of risk of post screening colonoscopy colon cancer. A simple
method solely controlled by the colonoscopist that enhances proximal ADR holds the promise
of rectifying some of the unresolved shortcomings of screening colonoscopy in failing to
reduce the occurrence of post screening incident cancers in the proximal colon and the
associated cancer mortality.
Hypotheses & Specific Aims:
In patients undergoing first time screening a higher ADR will be found in the proximal colon
in those randomized to the water method compared to those randomized to the air method or
The examination method but not co-variables, procedure-related or patient-centered outcomes,
is an independent predictor of proximal colon ADR.
This is a prospective, randomized, single-blinded controlled study to compare the study
(water) and control 1 (air) method and control 2 (CO2 method) to aid insertion of the
colonoscope. The proximal colon ADR, total ADR, co-variables, procedure-related and
patient-centered outcomes and adverse event during and within 30 days of colonoscopy will be
recorded and compared between the study and control methods.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Screening
Adenoma Detection Rate, proximal colon and total
The number of adenomas detected in proximal colon and total number of adenomas detected during the procedure will be compared between the three methods
Day 1, At time of colonoscopy
Kendrick Che, DO
Loma Linda University Medical Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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