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Prone Versus Left-sided Colonoscopy in Obese Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01616602
First Posted: June 12, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2012
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Information provided by:
Dallas VA Medical Center
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Obese Other: Prone Position Other: Standard Position

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single

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Further study details as provided by Dallas VA Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.

  Eligibility

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

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01616602


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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DVAMC-10-098
First Submitted: June 8, 2012
First Posted: June 12, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2012
Last Verified: December 2011

Keywords provided by Dallas VA Medical Center:
patients
presenting
elective
colonoscopy.