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Adequacy of preparation for barium enema among elderly outpatients.

Authors
  • Grad, R M
  • Clarfield, A M
  • Rosenbloom, M
  • Perrone, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Publication Date
May 15, 1991
Volume
144
Issue
10
Pages
1257–1261
Identifiers
PMID: 2025821
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Outpatients aged 75 years or more are no more likely than those aged 55 to 74 to have problems with bowel preparation or the barium enema itself. Age should not be a criterion for exclusion from barium enema. To try to lower the rate of poor bowel preparation clinicians and radiologists should consider counselling patients more carefully about the importance of proper preparation. Also, the current method of preparation could be examined to determine whether simple changes would significantly improve colon cleanliness.

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