June 28th, 2013
Colonoscopy Preps: Patient Marketing vs. Patient Quality
There are innumerable bowel preps on the market as well as “home brewed” ones (e.g. Miralax™ and Gatorade™). In my community, many gastroenterology practices appear to choose their colonoscopy prep based on patient acceptability and/or taste preference. I find this choice of bowel prep based on “marketing” to patients troublesome. Although I absolutely understand the issues […]
April 7th, 2009
Our Love-Hate Relationship with Bowel Preps: It’s Time to Split Up!
For the past couple years, my colleagues and I have been bemoaning the state of bowel preps, especially for colonoscopies done in the afternoon. As many as one third of those preps were so poor that we had to tell patients to resume screening at intervals sooner than 7 to 10 years, for fear of […]