Here’s an app to help with pre-colonoscopy prep!

What will they think of next? There is now a smartphone app that gives bowel prep step-by-step instructions. You can even input the bowel prep prescribed and time of the endoscopy and then instructions and alerts will help guide you.

I have performed colonoscopies for 18 years and seen thousands of colons. The importance of a good prep cannot be overstated. When there is stool lining the walls of the colon, the ability to see the walls to assess presence of polyps (or other pathology) decreases.

.flickr.com/photos/jimyounkin/ 4426607390Digestive Disease Week reported a study which showed patients who used the smartphone app had a significantly better bowel prep than those that did not use it. (It’s humorous the study notes the physician-evaluator was “blinded”. . . hopefully that means that he didn’t know which patients had looked at the app).

The app is free and available for iPhone and Android devices. Look up “Arizona Digestive Health.”
Hope this helps!

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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