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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Prospective RCT of Water exchange (WE) vs. WE plus Cap-Assisted Colonoscopy
Principal Investigator:

Felix W. Leung

Location: Sepulveda, CA
Congressional District Code: 29
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $212,700
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Sedation precludes ~10% of Veterans from colonoscopy due to no escorts. They accept scheduled unsedated colonoscopy. The option effectively manages no shows due to no escort. Other Veterans prefer no sedation. Insertion water exchange (WE) is significantly less painful than air insufflation. The addition of cap-assisted colonoscopy (WECAC) further reduces pain warrants confirmation. Colonoscopists with variable experience will assess generalizability of WECAC vs. WE. Both male and female Veteran...

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