Failed/Difficult Colonoscopy Outcomes (FoDCO)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02310139|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2021
Colonoscopy is a commonly used investigation to diagnose and treat various gastrointestinal disorders. In addition, colonoscopy provides the opportunity to remove colonic adenomas this removal is also known as polypectomy.
Polypectomy has proven to reduce occurrence of colorectal cancer and likelihood of dying from it. Colonoscopy can be challenging due to technical or patient factors. In a small proportion of patients a complete colonoscopy is unsuccessful. Such patients either get referred to a tertiary centre with extensive experience in difficult colonoscopy or have an alternative test such as CT scan. The investigators unit has accumulated significant experience related to previously failed colonoscopy and anecdotally appears to have a high success rate in completing the procedure.
The purpose of this project is to describe the investigators technical approach to management of patients with previously failed colonoscopy. There is no additional intervention and the project is observational in nature. The investigators will collect data on patient characteristics, the reason for the failure and what technique was used to overcome the difficulty. The investigators will also note whether the final outcome of the technique had any impact on the overall management of the patient.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Official Title:||Outcomes of Patients With Failed or Difficult Colonoscopy at a Tertiary Referral Centre|
|Study Start Date :||May 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2022|
Patients referred for colonoscopy because of previously failed attempt at complete caecal intubation.
- Description of reasons for failure of colonoscopy. [ Time Frame: 60 days ]Listing and making note of techniques used to perform successful and complete colonoscopy.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02310139
|Contact: Kathleen Goodrick, BN||98455555 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Farzan F Bahin, MBBS||98455555 ext email@example.com|
|Australia, New South Wales|
|Westmead Hospital Endoscopy Unit||Recruiting|
|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2145|
|Contact: Kathleen Goodrick, BN 98455555 ext 59779 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Michael J Bourke, MBBS 98455555 ext 56700 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael J Bourke, MBBS||Western Sydney Local Health District|