Faecal incontinence can occur in patients who have undergone a colonoscopy. The incidence of postexamination faecal incontinence in a large Norwegian cohort has now been reported, and the risk of faecal incontinence found to be reduced if CO2 is used instead of air to insufflate the colon.
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The report is supported in part by Veterans Affairs Medical Research Funds at Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and an American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award.
The author declares no competing financial interests.
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Leung, F. Reducing faecal incontinence following colonoscopy. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 9, 308–309 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2012.93
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