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Zhao Z.-Y.,Shanghai University | Gao Y.-J.-Y.,Shanghai University | Li B.-R.,Airforce General Hospital of PLA | Shan Y.-Q.,Shenyang Military Region General Hospital of PLA | And 3 more authors.
World Chinese Journal of Digestology

AIM: To assess the association between the number of polyps detected per colonoscopy (PPC) and polyp detection rate (PDR). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of the data for patients who underwent screening colonoscopy in the Digestive Endoscopic Center of Changhai Hospital between March 2010 and February 2013. PDR and PPC were calculated by gender, age and endoscopist. Linear regression analysis was applied to study the relationship between PDR and PPC. RESULTS: A total of 1928 subjects received complete colonoscopies. There were significant linear correlations between PDR and PPC by age in both genders (men: r = 0.96, P = 0.0092; women: r = 0.97, P = 0.0059). There was also a significant linear correlation by endoscopist (r = 0.88, P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: There is a significant correlation between PDR and PPC. PPC can act as a supplementary index to help distinguish endoscopists who have different colonoscopy skills. © 2015, Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. Source

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