Smartphone Apps on Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy Improve Bowel Prep and Increase Adenoma Detection Rate
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE, reviewing Li P, et al. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022 Apr 5.
This is a meta-analysis of 12 eligible randomized controlled trials with a total of 4165 patients that compared the effect of education using a smartphone app versus conventional education on bowel preparation for colonoscopy.
The rate of adequate bowel preparation in the smartphone group was 86.6% versus 76.7% in the control group (P<.01).
In 8 studies with reported adenoma detection rates (ADR), the ADR was 26.2% with smartphone education versus 19.3% without (P<.05).
Note to readers: At the time we reviewed this paper, its publisher noted that it was not in final form and that subsequent changes might be made.
Li P, He X, Yang X, Du J, Wu W, Tu J. Patient education by smartphones for bowel preparation before colonoscopy. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022 Apr 5. (Epub ahead of print) (https://doi.org/10.1111/jgh.15849)