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Participation by experienced endoscopy nurses increases the detection rate of colon polyps during a screening colonoscopy: a multicenter, prospective, randomized study

Title
Participation by experienced endoscopy nurses increases the detection rate of colon polyps during a screening colonoscopy: a multicenter, prospective, randomized study
Author
한동수
Keywords
ADENOMA DETECTION RATES; CONTROLLED-TRIAL; WHITE-LIGHT; NARROW-BAND; MISS RATES; FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY; WITHDRAWAL TECHNIQUE; QUALITY INDICATORS; TRAINING-PROGRAM; CHROMOSCOPY
Issue Date
2011-11
Publisher
MOSBY-ELSEVIER
Citation
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol.74, No.5, 1094-1102
Abstract
Background No reported prospective, randomized study has evaluated the impact of an endoscopy nurse participating as a second observer during colonoscopy. Objective To determine whether the participation of an endoscopy nurse enhanced the polyp detection rate (PDR) and adenoma detection rate (ADR) during screening colonoscopy. Design Multicenter, prospective, randomized study. Setting Academic hospitals. Patients A total of 844 consecutive patients undergoing screening colonoscopy. Interventions Single observation by colonoscopist or dual observation by colonoscopist and endoscopy nurse during colonoscope withdrawal. Main Outcome Measurements PDR and ADR. Results No significant difference in patient demographic data, adequacy of bowel preparation, or mean withdrawal time was observed between the 2 groups. In total, 1153 polyps, including 762 adenomas, were detected in 791 patients. Seven nonpolypoid, depressed neoplastic lesions (0-IIc or combined types) were only detected in the dual observation group. A multivariate analysis revealed that experienced (≥2 years) endoscopy nurse participation significantly increased the PDR and ADR compared with those in the single observation group by a colonoscopist alone (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 1.58 [95% CI, 1.07-2.32]; adjusted OR 1.47 [95% CI, 1.01-2.12], respectively). Additionally, the PDR was significantly higher in the dual-observation group with fellows (<500 colonoscopies) and an experienced endoscopy nurse versus that in the single observation group (adjusted OR 2.07 [95% CI, 1.15-3.74]). There was no significant benefit of experienced nurse participation in the subgroup with experienced colonoscopists. Limitations Absence of colonoscopist blinding. Conclusions Experienced endoscopy nurse participation increased the PDR and ADR during screening colonoscopy. However, the benefit of participation by experienced nurses appears to be exclusively with inexperienced colonoscopists. (Clinical trial registration number: NCT01124266.)
URI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016510711019158http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/57622
ISSN
0016-5107; 1097-6779
DOI
10.1016/j.gie.2011.06.033
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