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Traditionally, many gynecologic surgeons have asked patients to perform a cleansing enema the night before a vaginal surgery done to repair pelvic organ prolapse (dropped bladder, dropped uterus). The belief is that there is then less or no stool present at the vaginal incision and less chance of infection of the wound by bowel bacteria. However, not all surgeons follow this practice. There is no evidence in the medical literature if one way is better than the other. In this study, patients scheduled for vaginal surgery to correct prolapse will be randomly assigned to perform an enema or not to perform an enema.
The factors to be measured will be wound infection rates, and need to cleanse an incision of escaped stool.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Illinois Urogynecology, LTD.
Illinois Urogynecology, Ltd.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:42-0400
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A solution or compound that is introduced into the RECTUM with the purpose of cleansing the COLON or for diagnostic procedures.
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.
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The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between TRANSVERSE COLON and the SIGMOID COLON.
A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.
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