Can Simple and Inexpensive Techniques Enhance Patient Comfort
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00747084|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Instruments necessary to continue project have been removed via medical center staff. Therefore, the project cannot continue until they have been replaced.)
First Posted : September 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Colonoscopy||Procedure: Colonoscopy||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||82 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||Can Simple and Inexpensive Techniques Enhance Patient Comfort in Sedation Risk-free Screening and Surveillance Colonoscopy?|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2012|
Experimental: Arm 1: Study Treatment
Study Treatment: warm water loading of the sigmoid colon and warm water irrigation for dealing with colonic spasms.
The purpose of the study is to conduct an RCT study to determine the effectiveness of loading the sigmoid colon with warm water and warm water irrigation for dealing with colonic spasms in enhancing patient abdominal comfort during unsedated colonoscopy.
No Intervention: Arm 2: Control Treatment
Control Treatment: no water loading and waiting for spasms to subside.
- To compare Study Treatment of warm water loading and irrigation when spasms occur with Control Treatment of no water loading and waiting for spasms to subside. The proportion of patients complaining of abdominal discomfort and their discomfort score are [ Time Frame: Immediately after the procedure. ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00747084
|United States, California|
|VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA|
|Sepulveda, California, United States, 91343|
|Principal Investigator:||Felix W Leung, MD||VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA|