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Water Irrigation Assisted Colonoscopy in an Urban Medical Center - A Pilot Study

Principal Investigator:   David Carr-Locke, MD
Time frame of study:   Ongoing
Location of Study:   Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Contact name, number and email  

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez
rogonzalez@chpnet.org


Summary:
The purpose of the study is to examine the specific differences between standard colonoscopy (using air) and water installation colonoscopy (using water).  Patients who are scheduled for colonoscopy will be approached for the study. Participating patients will be randomized equally (1:1:1) to one of three groups: (A) standard colonoscopy; (B) 300ml-500ml of water at 36-38º C degrees (96.8 º F to 100.4º F) instilled with air (C) Water instilled at 36-38º C degrees (96.8 º F to 100.4º F), air button turned off at this point for entire intubation. Data will be collected from both the colonoscopy staff and patient. Patients will also be asked to complete some questions regarding their experience. 


Eligibility Participants:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Scheduled for colonoscopy will be approached for the study
  • English or Spanish speaking

For additional information, or to participate, please contact Dr. Roberto Gonzalez at rogonzalez@chpnet.org