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Disease or Condition   Colon Polyps
Title   Impact of Experience with the Third Eye Retroscope on Detection Rates and Withdrawal Times during a Colonoscopy (colon polyps)
Description   Patients who are scheduled for a colonoscopy will be recruited to the study and examined with the Third Eye Retroscope in conjunction with a standard colonoscope. The Third Eye Retroscope may allow the study doctor to visualize parts of the colon that otherwise could not be seen. For each polyp that is found, the endoscopist will indicate whether it could be seen with the colonoscope, or if it could be found with the colonoscope only because it was first detected with the Third Eye. The primary outcome measures will be the detection rates for adenomas and for all polyps. Secondary outcome measures will be time spent during the withdrawal phase and total procedure time.
IRB Number   Pro1005
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must be undergoing colonoscopy for screening, for surveillance in follow-up of previous polypectomy or for diagnostic workup.

  • Must understand and provide written consent for the procedure.

  • Must be able to understand, speak and write English.

EXCLUSION:
  • History of colonic resection.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Personal history of polyposis syndrome.

  • Suspected chronic stricture potentially precluding complete colonoscopy.

  • Diverticulitis or toxic megacolon.

  • History of radiation therapy to abdomen or pelvis.

  • Currently enrolled in another clinical investigation in which the intervention might compromise the safety of the patient’s participation in this study.
Status   Completed
Location   Texas Health Research & Education Institute
Principal Name    Chase Richard Herdman MD
Contact Name   Lauren Braunfeld
Phone   (817) 820-4950

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