What Is It: A recent study has shown a relationship between colonoscopy quality and the time of day in which the procedure was performed.
Where Was the Study Conducted: The trial for the study was conducted at Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China between June 2019 and October 2020.
What Did the Results Show: Results showed that procedures performed earlier in the day (Prior to 1 p.m.) led to higher adenoma detection rates (13.73%) in comparison to later in the day (7.3%).
Why Is This Important: With a lower adenoma detection rate in later procedures, physicians should take steps to ensure they remain diligent throughout the day, providing extra attention to compensate for fatigue later in the day.
Additional Insight: The study also utilized AI technology throughout the trial. AI-assisted procedures did not see noticeable changes in adenoma detection rates, regardless of the time of the procedure.
Full Study Report: To view the full report on this study, click here.