The reduced incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer over the past 30 years is largely attributable colonoscopy and polypectomy. However, success of colonoscopy depends on finding and removing all precancerous polyps. Clear visualization of the colonic mucosa is a prerequisite and depends on preparation quality. Multiple studies have shown that splitting the dose of bowel prep prior to colonoscopy significantly improves prep quality. Additional studies have shown that prep quality improves polyp and adenoma detection rates (PDR and ADR). Yet, only one retrospective study has shown that split dose preparations are associated with improved PDR and ADR (excluding sessile serrated polyp detection rates [SSPDR]). We therefore, analyzed our colonoscopy quality database for associations of single-dose vs split-dose preparation and PDR, ADR SSPDR, number of polyps per procedure (PPP), number of adenomas per procedure (APP) and number of SSPs per procedure (SPP).
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