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Title: A study of the effects of bowel preparation on CEA levels in patients undergoing surveillance colonoscopy
Authors: So, J.B.Y.
Alexander, D.J.
Chia, Y.W.
Ngoi, S.S.
Lee, L. 
Goh, P.M.Y. 
Keywords: Bowel preparation
Carcinoembryonic antigen
Issue Date: Apr-1997
Source: So, J.B.Y.,Alexander, D.J.,Chia, Y.W.,Ngoi, S.S.,Lee, L.,Goh, P.M.Y. (1997-04). A study of the effects of bowel preparation on CEA levels in patients undergoing surveillance colonoscopy. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 42 (2) : 105-106. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Mechanical bowel preparation has been postulated to be another cause of 'false rise' of serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels. Furthermore, it was shown that high-risk patients for colorectal cancer had a greater rise in serum CEA after bowel preparation. To verify these findings, a prospective study of 24 consecutive patients in our surgical endoscopic unit on the effect of mechanical bowel preparation of serum CEA level as carried out from January to March 1994. Blood samples were taken before and after bowel preparation for patients undergoing surveillance colonoscopy for various reasons. Our study did not show any relationship between serum CEA levels and bowel preparation. No rise of serum CEA was found even in high-risk patients after bowel preparation.
Source Title: Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129095
ISSN: 00358835
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