HyGIeaCare® Announced that Results of a Randomized Comparative Trial for Preparation Before Colonoscopy Published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Disease

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HyGIeaCare® Prep reported as effective as split-dose PEG for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy. Patient tolerance of HyGIeaCare® Prep for colonoscopy was good, and was reported to be safe.

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This publication supports the data we are seeing in the four HyGIeaCare Centers that are operational in the U.S. (Austin, TX; Norfolk, VA; Dallas, TX; Gilbert, AZ).,” said Gavriel Meron, Chairman and CEO of HyGIeaCare, Inc

HyGIeaCare Inc. announced that results of a randomized trial comparing high volume rectal water irrigation (HyGIeaCare Prep) with standard 4 L Split-Dose PEG preparation before colonoscopy have been published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases (http://www.alliedacademies.org/articles/randomized-trial-comparing-high-volume-rectal-water-irrigation-with-standard-4-l-splitdose-peg-preparation-before-colonoscopy.pdf ). The paper was co-authored by Sportes A, Delvaux, Huppertz, Hernandez, Gay G – from the Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

HyGIeaCare Prep provides an FDA cleared colon irrigation system to replace the traditional oral prep. It is intended for use when medically indicated, such as before radiological or endoscopic examination. The HyGIeaCare Prep is private, low-pressure, warm water, odorless, well tolerated and effective.

In the study, 104 patients were randomly assigned to either a split-dose (twice 2 liters) of PEG or the Prep System, after 5 days’ low residue diet. Quality of bowel cleansing was assessed with the Boston bowel prep score (BBPS) by a colonoscopist who was blinded to the pre-procedural preparation.

The paper reported that the prep system appeared as effective as the split-dose PEG for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy. Patient tolerance of the prep system was good.

The procedure was reported to be safe. Adverse events, mainly nausea, were significantly more frequent in the PEG group.

“This publication supports the data we are seeing in the four HyGIeaCare Centers that are operational in the U.S. (Austin, TX; Norfolk, VA; Dallas, TX; Gilbert, AZ).,” said Gavriel Meron, Chairman and CEO of HyGIeaCare, Inc. “We have already prepped more than 2,000 patients in our Centers and continue to achieve excellent cleanliness of the colon, excellent patient feedback, and zero significant adverse events.”

The paper commented that US National guidelines have emphasized the problem with inadequate preparation for colonoscopy. These problems include intolerance of the prep, inadequate results - all of which then have significant impact on important benchmarks for quality - including adenoma detection rate, compliance with recent USA national screening/ surveillance recommendations, and the new threshold benchmark for adequate preparation, now set at 85%. It is noteworthy that data from HyGIeaCare Centers in the US shows 97% adequately cleaned colons in a more than 2,000 patients, which is far higher than the US quality targets.

For more information about HyGIeaCare® please go to our website: http://www.hygieacare.com

About HyGIeaCare, Inc.
Gavriel (Gabi) Meron, Chairman and CEO -- founder and former CEO of Given Imaging, the Company that successfully brought the PillCam to the world - partnered with Texas- based Lifestream Purification Systems to form HyGIeaCare, Inc. to bring the HyGIeaCare FDA-cleared Prep System and procedure exclusively to the GI world.

The goal of HyGIeaCare is to provide unique services and solutions to gastroenterologists to deliver better GI outcomes for their patients and their practice through a chain of HyGIeaCare Centers to be established in the US and throughout the world.

To date four HyGIeaCare Centers have already been established – Austin TX in August 2015, and in 2016 - Dallas TX, Norfolk VA and Gilbert AZ. Additional Centers, in Jackson MS and Cincinnati OH are expected to open later in 2016. More than 2,000 patients have performed the procedure with 97% adequately prepped, with very high patient satisfaction - 95% of the patients responding with feedback have told us that they would again choose HyGIeaCare prep over the alternative oral prep.

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Contact: Michal Gorodish michal.gorodish(at)hygieacare(dot)com

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