Use of 2 Observers Increases Adenoma Detection Rate During Colonoscopy: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Aziz, Muhammad; Weissman, Simcha; Khan, Zubair; Fatima, Rawish; Lee-Smith, Wade; Nawras, Ali; Adler, Dou G


  • Current efforts are directed toward improving quality metrics such as adenoma/polyp detection rates during colonoscopy to decrease the incidence of colorectal cancer. Previous studies have reported variable detection rates for adenomas/polyps during colonoscopy for active participation/observation by nurses, trainees, and/or technician (dual observer [DO] group) with an endoscopist. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the detection rate of adenomas/polyps during colonoscopy via DO versus single observers (ie, endoscopist alone).


publication date

  • 2020

start page

  • 1240

end page

  • 1242.e3


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