Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 29: Diagnostic Colonoscopy (continued)

Mouen A . Khashab, MD

Colonoscopy refers to the endoscopic examination of the large intestine (anus; rectum; sigmoid; descending, transverse, ascending colon; and rectum) (Figure 29-1).    Colonic lavage (GoLYTELY [Braintree Laboratories] or Colyte [Schwarz Pharma]) requires a shorter amount of patient preparation time (approximately 4 to 6 hours) but may not be well-tolerated.    Fleet phosphosoda kit (CB Fleet Co) requires a longer preparation time but may be better tolerated in some patients (should not be used in patients with impaired renal or cardiac function or the elderly)…
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