Oral mechanical bowel preparation for colorectal surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis. Dis Colon Rectum 2015; 58: 698-707. 

Published: 29th October 2015

Authors: Dahabreh I, Steele D, Shah N, Trikalinos Thomas A


This study included 18 RCTs and 13 non randomized reports. Oral bowel preparation did not reduce mortality, anastomotic leak or reoperation compared with no preparation or enema.

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