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Endoscopy Procedures

Patient preparation for Endoscopy procedures

Bronchoscopy / Rhinoscopy / Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: a 12 hour fast is required

Colonoscopy: a 36 hour fast (from 9pm 2 days prior to the procedure), administration of a warm water enema at 15ml/kg and also oral lactulose the afternoon prior to the procedure, plus hospitalisation from 8-9am the day of the procedure to allow for administration of a further enema (same quantity) and oral lactulose administration (before 9.30).