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Impact of Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation on Intestinal Microbiota

O’Brien, Claire L.; Allison, Gwen E.; Grimpen, Florian; Pavli, Paul


The gut microbiota is important in maintaining human health, but numerous factors have the potential to alter its composition. Our aim was to examine the impact of a standard bowel preparation on the intestinal microbiota using two different techniques. Fifteen subjects undergoing colonoscopy consumed a bowel preparation comprised of 10 mg bisacodyl and 2 L polyethylene glycol. The microbiota of stool samples, collected one month before, one week before (pre-colonoscopy), and one week, one...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-01
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062815


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