Colon Investigation - Factors Determining Choice of Procedure
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00423345
Verified August 2012 by Stein Dahler, Sykehuset Telemark. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
Registration of patients referred for colon investigation by barium enema, CT colonography and colonoscopy in two hospitals and one radiology centre in Telemark, Norway, for a period of minimum six months. Indications, delay and results of procedure will be recorded.Hypothesis: Choice of procedure for colon investigation is not based solely on clinical indication, but factors like delay, patient preference, lack of knowledge about the the procedures by the referring physician may have a decisive influence. The study will also analyse the correlation between patients symptoms, clinical findings and laboratory results and major pathology findings by colon investigation. Further, delay from patient´s first symptoms to finally diagnosis by colon investigation will also be registered and analysed.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients referred for colonoscopy, barium enema or CT Colonoscopy and willing to participate