Encouraging new procedures in Annals of Internal Medicine
Using carbon dioxide rather than room air to distend the colon during endoscopy reduces postprocedure discomfort. Yet, today, most colonoscopies worldwide still use air insufflation. The authors speculate about why adoption of this effective, inexpensive, “low-tech” innovation has been so slow.
Link to the article:
Who Is for CO2? Slow Adoption of Carbon Dioxide Insufflation in Colonoscopy
by Bretthauer M, Kalager M, Adami HO, and Hoff G.
Ann Intern Med. Published online 10 May 2016
Link to news article in Norwegian from the The Clinical Effectiveness Research Group homepage:
Gammel koloskopi-vane vond å vende
Old Habits Die Hard: The Use of CO2 versus Air in Colonoscopy