Smartphone app helps patients adhere to colonoscopy prep

A smartphone application helped reinforce patient education in the days preceding colonoscopy, resulting in better bowel cleanliness and adenoma detection, according to research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Benjamin M. Walter, MD, of Klinik für Innere Medizin in Germany, and colleagues wrote that sufficient bowel preparation is a critical factor in the success of colorectal cancer screening, but still relies on patient compliance.“Important impediments reported by patients are uncertainties with dietary recommendations and adverse gastrointestinal symptomsRead More

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