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Gastrointest Radiol. 1985;10(4):378-82.

Randomized single-blind clinical trial of a rapid colonic lavage solution (Golytely) vs. standard preparation for barium enema and colonoscopy.


A randomized single-blind clinical trial was conducted to compare the effectiveness and acceptance by patients of a new oral balanced lavage solution with those of a standard preparation for cleansing the colon for barium enema (50 patients) and colonoscopy (20 patients). The quality of preparation was comparable for the 2 preparations. For colonoscopy, Golytely preparation resulted in slightly better results than standard preparation. Patient acceptance was comparable for the 2 preparations. We conclude that Golytely can be used as an alternative to standard preparation for barium enema. For colonoscopy, it is slightly superior to standard preparation.

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