Does deep sedation with propofol affect adenoma detection rates in average risk screening colonoscopy exams?
Selvi Thirumurthi, Gottumukkala S Raju, Mala Pande, Jeffrey H Lee, William A Ross, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Joseph Ruiz, Richard Carlson, Katherine B Hagan, Department of Anesthesiology and Peri Operative Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Author contributions: Thirumurthi S performed the research and wrote the paper; Raju GS and Lee JH provided clinical advice and reviewed the manuscript; Pande M performed the statistical analysis; Ruiz J, Carlson R and Hagan KB reviewed the manuscript; Ross WA designed the study, performed the research, reviewed and edited the manuscript.
Supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (in part), No. K07CA160753 to Pande M.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the MD Anderson Cancer Center IRB.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent for this study because the analysis used de-identified clinical data that were obtained in the course of usual patient care that was previously authorized by the patient.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors disclosed no financial relationships and no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: William Ross, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard Unit 1466, Houston, TX 77030, United States. email@example.com
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Received: June 21, 2016
Peer-review started: June 22, 2016
First decision: July 23, 2016
Revised: January 2, 2017
Accepted: January 16, 2017
Article in press: January 18, 2017
Published online: April 16, 2017