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bowel prep

A preoperative enema, often used with prophylactic oral and parental antibiotics, to purge the colon of food and faeces before intestinal surgery. The most popular agent for preparing the large intestine for surgery is polyethylene glycol for mechanical cleansing; surgeons also use conventional enemas, dietary restriction and cathartics.

bowel prep

 A preoperative enema, often used with prophylactic oral and parental antibiotics to purge the colon of food and feces before intestinal surgery; the most popular agent for preparing the large intestine for surgery is polyethylene glycol for mechanical cleansing; surgeons also use conventional enemas, dietary restriction and cathartics

bowel prep

The administration of a clear liquid diet with laxatives, enemas, or both, in anticipation of endoscopy of the lower gastrointestinal tract to provide an optimal view of the bowel wall. It is also used in some bowel surgeries
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Lee acknowledged the study's limitations: It was not a randomized controlled trial, certain risk factors (family history, NSAID use) were not accounted for, and the scoring tools were also not validated, especially for bowel prep quality.
Only 1 of the 66 patients who had unsedated procedures had an incomplete exam because of poor bowel prep in 2007, he said.
Successful bowel prep is critical for gastroenterologists to clearly see any polyps or abnormalities, yet the sheer volume of prep solutions can prevent patients from adequately completing their prep regimens, leading to suboptimal visualization of the colon,"[sup.
Michael Zalis at Massachusetts General Hospital demonstrates an option for a laxative free bowel prep and was visualized on the Viatronix V3D-Colon platform," said Zaffar Hayat, CEO & President of Viatronix Incorporated.
Novel is believed to be first to file and Perrigo expects to be in a position to launch a generic version to HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit at the expiration on the brand exclusivity, on or about September 25, with 180 days of generic exclusivity.
MoviPrep, unlike the current market-leading bowel prep, is the only two-liter purgative that eliminates the concomitant need for the laxative bisacodyl.
Two weeks ago we announced the results of a multi-center superiority trial comparing OSMOPREP versus HalfLytely(R) with Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit.
NASDAQ:SLXP) today announced the successful completion and outcome of a multi-center superiority trial to compare the colon cleansing, patient tolerability, patient preference and safety profile of the Company's recently-approved OsmoPrep(TM) Tablets and HalfLytely(R) with Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit.
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today announced that the HalfLytely(R) and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride for oral solution and bisacodyl delayed release tablets) is now available nationwide with orange, lemon-lime and cherry flavor packs.
Additionally, the company recently announced the nationwide availability of new flavor packs for their newest product, HalfLytely(R) and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride for oral solution and bisacodyl delayed release tablets), which launched in the fall of 2004.
Unlike the traditional procedure, the virtual colonoscopy is minimally invasive, sees 100 percent of the colon surface and does not require a heavy bowel prep or the insertion of a five-foot optical scope into the colon.