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[Mechanical preparation of the colon with sodium picosulfate].

Authors
  • Cornu, P
  • Mosimann, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Helvetica chirurgica acta
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1992
Volume
58
Issue
5
Pages
725–728
Identifiers
PMID: 1592645
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We tested the laxative sodium picosulfate for mechanical bowel preparation in elective colorectal surgery. The quality of this preparation was assessed on a visual analog scale on 277 patients who were then followed prospectively for wound and intraabdominal infectious complications for 42 days. Picosulfate preparation resulted in a complication rate similar to whole gut irrigation but was more acceptable for the patients and the nurses.

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