Safety of Continuing Anti-platelet Agents During Colonoscopic Polypectomy: A Prospective Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda A Feagins, Dallas VA Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 19, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2012
History: No changes posted

At our VA hospital, in general, it is the policy of our GI lab to not stop our patients anti-platelet therapy whenever they see us for a routine colonoscopy. We do this because we believe the risk of stopping these sort of medications outweigh the risks of a complication from a colonoscopy.

Therefore, we are enrolling patients who are either on clopidogrel or prasugrel or not on any anti-platelet/anti-coagulant therapy that come to our GI lab routine colonoscopies. We perform the procedure just like we normally would and then follow-up with the patient 7 and 30 days after their procedure.

Post-polypectomy Bleeding
Anti-platelet Therapy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Dallas VA Medical Center:

Enrollment: 715
Study Start Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients who are not on any anti-platelet/anti-coagulant therapy and present to our lab for a elective colonoscopy.
Thienopyridine Users
Patients on Clopidogrel or prasugrel when they present for an elective colonoscopy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients presenting to the GI lab for elective colonoscopy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting to the GI lab for elective colonoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients on Coumadin or other anti-coagulants
  • Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01647568

United States, Texas
Dallas VA Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75216
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dallas VA Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Linda A Feagins, Staff Gastroenterologist, Dallas VA Medical Center Identifier: NCT01647568     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DVAMC-09-084
Study First Received: July 19, 2012
Last Updated: July 19, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on November 25, 2015