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Colonoscopy 'Potentially Inappropriate' for 30% of Seniors



Some providers are overusing colonoscopy for screening purposes in older adults, based on age-based screening guidelines. Research shows wide regional variations in the practice.



1 comments on "Colonoscopy 'Potentially Inappropriate' for 30% of Seniors"
mkparker1210 (3/12/2013 at 4:23 PM)

One of the things that's missing from harm from colonoscopies is the preparation. Studies have shown that the kidneys take a hit and geriatric patients could be at risk for electrolyte imbalances related to the prep. This can also place the patient at increased risk for falls.