Effect of carbon dioxide versus room air insufflation on post-colonoscopic pain: A prospective, randomized, controlled study.

Gündüz F., Kani H., Chang S., Akdeniz E., Eren F., Yılmaz Y., ...More

The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, vol.31, pp.676-680, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background/Aims: Room air (RA) and carbon dioxide (CO) are widely used to insatiate the colon to examine the mucosa in colonoscopy. Pain, discomfort, and bloating can be seen during and after colonoscopy secondary to bowel distention. This study aimed to investigate the effect of CO2 on post-procedure pain sensation (PPPS) in comparison with RA.