Model identifies risk for inadequate bowel cleansing in hospitalized patients

Researchers identified factors associated with inadequate bowel cleansing and used it to develop an app for clinicians to find which patients might have inadequate colonoscopy preparation, according to research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Lorenzo Fuccio, MD, of the gastroenterology unit at S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, Italy, and colleagues wrote that inadequate inpatient bowel prep can increase a patient’s length of stay in the hospital and increase costs by about 30%.“The identification of both modifiable and non-modifiable predictive factorsRead More

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