Fewer patients are eligible for sphincter-preserving surgery during pandemic.
The current 24-hour driving ban after gastrointestinal endoscopic procedural sedation is an inconvenience that may deter some patients from complying with colonoscopy screenings and other exams. A Cleveland Clinic research project aims to assess endoscopy patients’ discharge readiness using a driving simulator to compare psychomotoric performance among recipients of propofol and nonpropofol sedation.
Colorectal cancer screening rates can be increased with good patient-physician dialogue and by choosing a screening method the patient prefers and is most likely to complete.
By following appropriate guidelines, endoscopists can achieve high-quality screening colonoscopies no matter whether their specialty is gastroenterology or colorectal surgery, Cleveland Clinic research shows. Regular evaluation is important to improve outcomes.