American Journal of Gastroenterology

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Quality of Bowel Cleansing for Afternoon Colonoscopy Is Influenced by Time of Administration

Suryakanth R Gurudu, Shiva Ratuapli, Russell Heigh, John DiBaise, Jonathan Leighton and Michael Crowell

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Table 1. Bowel-cleansing scale definitions: modified Aronchick scale

Rating Description
PoorRe-preparation required; large amount of fecal residue precludes a complete examination
InadequateInadequate but examination completed; enough feces or turbid fluid to prevent a reliable examination; less than 90% mucosa seen
Fair–adequateModerate amount of stool that can be cleared with suctioning permitting adequate evaluation of entire colonic mucosa; more than 90% mucosa seen
GoodSmall amount of turbid fluid without feces not interfering with examination; more than 90% mucosa seen
ExcellentSmall amount of clear liquid with clear mucosa seen; more than 95% mucosa seen
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