PMID: 6802391Apr 3, 1982

Routine colonic lavage is unnecessary for double-contrast barium enema in outpatients

British Medical Journal
G De LaceyB Cramer


Four different cleansing regimens were assessed in a prospective survey of 435 patients referred for barium enema. A regimen using simple dietary instructions and laxatives is as effective as a preliminary cleansing enema. It is suggested that routine cleansing enemas in outpatients represent an unnecessary and uncomfortable ritual that might usefully be abandoned.


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