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Investigation of colonic symptoms: the value of flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Abstract:

Colonic symptoms and large-bowel disease are common in elderly people, but the optimum investigative schema is not well established. Double-contrast barium enema (DCBE) and full colonoscopy share several drawbacks; both require colonic preparation which at best causes stool frequency and urgency, at worse dehydration and hypovolaemia. Many physicians feel that in the elderly this represents such a risk that inpatient preparation is preferred. Both investigations may involve much discomfort an...

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Hignett, C More by this author
Rosenberg, W More by this author
Chapman, RW More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of clinical practice
Volume:
47
Issue:
4
Pages:
185-186
Publication date:
1993
ISSN:
0007-0947
URN:
uuid:b8420b0a-65e0-46bc-b2c1-e200a4872679
Source identifiers:
23076
Local pid:
pubs:23076

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