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Efficacy and Safety of Polyethylene Glycol Compared With Sodium Picosulphate for Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2010 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: February 22, 2010
Last updated: March 24, 2010
Last verified: February 2010
Patients intended for ambulatory colonoscopy will be randomized into 2 groups

Condition Intervention
Bowel Preparation
Drug: Sodium Picosulphate
Drug: Polyethylene Glycol

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Polyethylene Glycol Compared With Sodium Picosulphate for Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy, a Prospective Randomized, Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients requiring repeat colonoscopy because of poor preparation [ Time Frame: quality of preparation will be assessed during colonoscopy ]
    Quality of preparation: good, moderate, poor

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient's satisfaction as measured by questionnaire and willingness to repeat same preparation on future examination [ Time Frame: Questionnaire will be filled before colonoscopy ]
    Patient satisfaction on questionnaire referring to taste, compliance with protocol, side effects, willingness to repeat preparation.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Polyethylene glycol
Preparation with Polyethylene Glycol and bisacodyl
Drug: Polyethylene Glycol
3 Liters solution
Other Names:
  • Meroken new
  • Go-Lytely
Experimental: Picolax
Preparation with Sodium Picosulphate and Bisacodyl.
Drug: Sodium Picosulphate
2 Sachets


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ambulatory patients scheduled for elective colonoscopy
  • Age 18-80

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine ≥2.0 mg/dl)
  • Symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • Recent myocardial infarction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01093274

Rabin Medical Center - Beilinson Hospital
Petach Tikva, Israel, 4910
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Eyal Gal, MD Rabin Medical Center - Beilinson hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eyal Gal MD, Rabin Medical Center- Beilinson hospital Identifier: NCT01093274     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Gal001
Study First Received: February 22, 2010
Last Updated: March 24, 2010

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
Sodium picosulfate
Polyethylene Glycol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Picosulfate sodium
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on April 26, 2017