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Diagnostic ileocolonoscopy: Getting the basics right

Colonoscopy is a core skill and requires patience, practise, and a logical approach to problem-solving. Caecal intubation and adenoma detection rates (ADRs) are quality benchmarks achieved by a technique that optimises patient comfort while enhancing pathology detection and subsequent therapy. In this issue, Choy et al, in an excellent practice-based review, discuss ‘getting the basics right’ as part of the pathway to achieving this. This includes comprehensive sections on preparation for endoscopy, scope handling, position changes, abdominal pressure, and dealing with loops with helpful figures illustrating just how many different loops you can create and what you are trying to achieve with position changes and abdominal pressure. This is essential reading for trainees and a useful update for the experienced endoscopist.

Read the review here.