Use of Magnetic Imaging to Asses the Efficacy of Cap Assisted Colonoscopy in Reducing Looping and Improving Patient Acceptance for the Colonoscopy Procedure
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00365534
Recruitment Status :
(The study was incorporated in another study.)
The aim of this study is to compare the mechanism of loop formation and acceptance of CAC and regular colonoscopy by MEI.
Condition or disease
Colonoscopy is widely used for the investigation of lower gastrointestinal tract disease.However,colonoscopy remains a technically difficult procedure. As the colon is a mobile organ, looping may occur when the colonoscope passes through.Hence,reducing looping during procedure is very improtant to achieve succes as well as patient acceptance.Recently,some studies shown that cap-assisted colonoscopy(CAC)allow better visualisation of the colonic folds, thus increase success rate.However, previous studies shown that magnetic endoscope imaging (MEI)is useful as an adjunct to assist endoscopist in performing the procedure and as a modality to look for the mechanism of looping. Because of such concern,our study is to compare the mechanism of looping formation and acceptance of CAC and regular colonoscopy by MEI.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patient undergo first colonoscopy examination
Signed informed consent
Patient had received colonoscopy examination before.
Patient had prior colorectal surgery done(apart from appendectomy)
Known to have colonic stricture or obstructing tumour from the result of other investigations such as CT scan or barium enema.
Presence of acute surgical conditions such as severe colitis, megacolon, ischaemic colitis and active gastrointestinal bleeding.