Preoperative whole-gut lavage vs. traditional three-day bowel preparation in left colon surgery.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Apr 01, 1989
Isotonic, isosmotic lavage is a safe and effective means of mechanical preparation of the large bowel for left colon surgery. In this prospective, randomized trial comparing lavage with a more traditional three-day bowel preparation, the lavage was well tolerated, led to decreased preoperative hospital days, and produced no higher incidence of infectious complications when compared to the traditional three-day technique.
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