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The Efficacy of Short-Duration Polyethylene Glycol plus Electrolytes for Improving Bowel Preparation of Colonoscopy in Patients with Chronic Constipation.


Yoshida N, Inagaki Y, Fukumoto K, Yoriki H, Inada Y, Murakami T, Tomita Y, Hashimoto H, Sugino S, Hirose R, Dohi O, Inoue K, Itoh Y
Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2020; 2020:8886073.
PMID: 33299407.


This multicenter retrospective study was conducted from September 2019 to September 2020 at 5 related institutions among patients ≥ 20 years old diagnosed with chronic constipation whose previous colonoscopic BP had had a fair or poor Aronchick score. Two or four sachets of PEG+E (13.7 or 27.4 g/day) were prescribed for 1 week before colonoscopy. We analyzed the rate of improvement in BP, effect-related factors, spontaneous bowel movements (SBMs), stool consistency, improvement of constipation symptoms, and adverse events.