Age as a risk factor in colonoscopy: Fact versus fiction

R. E. DiPrima, Jamie S Barkin, M. Blinder, R. I. Goldberg, R. S. Phillips

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Abstract

Age has been assumed to be an independent risk factor in patients undergoing colonoscopy. However, this has never been specifically studied. We evaluated 302 patients 65 yr or older to determine the incidence of complications. We found that the risk is comparable to that of the heterogeneous patient population previously reported, except for a slightly increased incidence of delayed bleeding subsequent to polypectomy. In addition, the presence of cardiac, pulmonary, liver, or kidney disease was not found to be associated with an increased incidence of complications. Neither was there an increased risk of complications in patients undergoing colonoscopy, who had previously undergone abdominal or pelvic surgery. In summary, older patients experience the same risks as younger patients, except for post-polypectomy delayed bleeding, which may be related to atherosclerosis of the blood vessels, and appears to be more common in elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123- 125
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume83
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Colonoscopy
Incidence
Hemorrhage
Kidney Diseases
Lung Diseases
Blood Vessels
Liver Diseases
Atherosclerosis
Population

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DiPrima, R. E., Barkin, J. S., Blinder, M., Goldberg, R. I., & Phillips, R. S. (1988). Age as a risk factor in colonoscopy: Fact versus fiction. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 83(2), 123- 125.

Age as a risk factor in colonoscopy : Fact versus fiction. / DiPrima, R. E.; Barkin, Jamie S; Blinder, M.; Goldberg, R. I.; Phillips, R. S.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 83, No. 2, 01.01.1988, p. 123- 125.

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DiPrima, RE, Barkin, JS, Blinder, M, Goldberg, RI & Phillips, RS 1988, 'Age as a risk factor in colonoscopy: Fact versus fiction', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 123- 125.
DiPrima RE, Barkin JS, Blinder M, Goldberg RI, Phillips RS. Age as a risk factor in colonoscopy: Fact versus fiction. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1988 Jan 1;83(2):123- 125.
DiPrima, R. E. ; Barkin, Jamie S ; Blinder, M. ; Goldberg, R. I. ; Phillips, R. S. / Age as a risk factor in colonoscopy : Fact versus fiction. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1988 ; Vol. 83, No. 2. pp. 123- 125.
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