How to increase proximal adenoma detection rate: a meta-analysis comparing water exchange, water immersion and air/CO insufflation methods for colonoscopy Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Aziz, Muhammad; Sharma, Sachit; Fatima, Rawish; Lee-Smith, Wade; Sodeman, Thomas; Nawras, Ali; Adler, Dou G


  • Recent meta-analyses have demonstrated a higher adenoma detection rate using the water exchange method (WE), compared to water immersion (WI) and air/CO insufflation (ACI). Proximal adenomas have a high miss rate owing to their location and appearance. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the WE and WI methods to the ACI method, with a primary focus on proximal adenoma detection rate.


publication date

  • 2020

published in

start page

  • 178

end page

  • 186


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