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Prone Versus Left-sided Colonoscopy in Obese Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2012
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Dallas VA Medical Center

Brief Summary:
For obese patients, a randomized trial aimed at determining whether colonoscopy performance and patient comfort is improved if a patient is in the prone position (lay on their abdomen) versus the traditional left-sided position.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obese Other: Prone Position Other: Standard Position Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single

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MedlinePlus related topics: Colonoscopy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Left-sided Position Other: Standard Position
The traditional left-lateral decubitus position

Experimental: Prone Position Other: Prone Position
Patients were asked to lay on their abdomen for their elective colonoscopy.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI >30kg/m2
  • Elective Colonoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with prior colonic resection, strictures, or known colonic or intra-abdominal malignancy.
  • Patients who are scheduled to have monitored or general anesthesia for their procedure.
  • Emergency colonoscopy
  • Inadequate preparation of the colon as assessed during colonoscopy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01616602

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United States, Texas
Dallas VA Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75216
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dallas VA Medical Center

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT01616602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DVAMC-10-098
First Posted: June 12, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2012
Last Verified: December 2011
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