Laxatives prior to small bowel follow-through: Are they necessary for a rapid and good-quality examination?
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Fifty-six patients undergoing small bowel follow-through examination were randomly allocated to two groups to assess the effect of preparation with laxative on the speed and quality of the examination. We found that laxative had no effect on either speed of the examination or quality of visualization of small bowel. However, the latter was dependent on the degree of supervision and technique of the examining radiologist.
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