Hygieacare announce that a study published in JSM Gastroenterology and Hepatology shows HygiPrep(TM) is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Oral Prep
The paper was co-authored by Reed B Hogan , MD James A Underwood, MD , Cynthia Wright, MD, Lisa S Lestina, MD , David G Mangels, MD , and Terry O’Toole DO, MD representing 2 of the Hygieacare centers: Gastrointestinal Associates and Endoscopy Center, Jackson, USA (recently acquired by The GI Alliance, Texas) and Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute, Cincinnati, USA (recently acquired by Gastro Health, FL).
The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcomes, safety, adequacy, and patients’ satisfaction of the Hygieacare bowel prep for colonoscopy (HygiPrep(TM) ) prescribed by 35 physicians from two independent endoscopy centers.
3,050 consecutive bowel prep procedures were included in the study analysis. Patients’ demographics and safety data were recorded by the technical staff. The examining physician provided bowel preparation adequacy as recorded in the endoscopy center patient record, and patients’ satisfaction were recorded in post-procedure surveys.
“I am pleased to report that the study showed that HygiPrep™ provided 97% adequacy of prep for colonoscopy with no serious adverse events, excellent patients’ satisfaction and willingness to repeat” said Gavriel Meron, Chairman and CEO of Hygieacare Inc. “These outcomes were maintained regardless of the patients’ age, gender, pre-prep regime, and underlying diseases.”
The study showed that the HygiPrep(TM) open system high-volume colon irrigation used under stringent standardized protocols is a favorable strategy for colonoscopy prep. Adopting this technology can lead to increased effectiveness and improved patients’ procedural experience, thus reducing the healthcare system’s costs associated with canceled, failed, and inadequate colonoscopies.
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About HygieaCare, Inc.
HygieaCare Inc., a US Delaware corporation, that commenced operations in 2015 with a goal of creating a new standard of care to ensure patients are ready for colonoscopy utilizing the FDA cleared HygieaCare® System.
HygieaCare (www.hygieacare.com ) establishes HygieaCare Centers in partnership with Hospitals and Gastroenterologists who refer their patients with a prescription to perform a simpler and easier bowel prep for colonoscopy, performed on the same day and prior to colonoscopy. The HygiPrep replaces the traditional oral preparation that is so difficult and even impossible for many patients. Patients who have experienced HygiPrep have reported that it is simple, comfortable and convenient, as they may forgo many of the elements that make traditional bowel prep inconvenient. HygiPrep effectively cleans the bowel using a gentle infusion of warm, gravity-flow filtered water. Completion of the HygiPrep, routinely takes less than an hour.
Over 16,000 patients have chosen Hygieacare procedures to date with excellent outcomes and safety profile with outstanding patient satisfaction.
Gastroenterologists are also referring patients who are not responding well to laxatives for Constipation Relief (HygiRelief(R) ) at the HygieaCare Centers with excellent patient satisfaction.
HygieaCare Centers are currently operational in Austin TX, Norfolk VA, Jackson MS, Cincinnati OH, and Rockville, MD. Other Centers are currently in planning and build out phase in the US.