Colonoscopy

Biden Doc Releases Results Of Colonoscopy: Benign ‘potentially Precancerous’ Growth Removed

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden’s doctor released the results of a colonoscopy that was part of the routine physical that left then-Acting President Kamala Harris in charge for an hour and a half. According to a memo...
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Two Mechanically Assisted Colonoscopy Devices Square Off

(MedPage Today) -- Colonoscopies with a G-EYE balloon-assisted mechanical device detected more adenomas, including advanced adenomas, compared to Endocuff Vision (ECV)-assisted colonoscopies, a researcher reported. In an analysis involving 727...
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Covid-19 Pandemic Shifted Patient Attitudes About Colorectal Cancer Screening

For people hesitant to come into the hospital or an outpatient center to get a colonoscopy, home-administered fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) may provide a useful workaround tool.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Blood Test

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First-of-its-kind Study: Use Of Computer-assisted Colonoscopies Reduces Rate Of Missed Lesions

In the first randomized trial examining the role of a deep-learning based computer-aided detection system during colonoscopy in the U.S., researchers reported a relative reduction of the miss rate by nearly a third when computer-aided detection was...
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Maybe Avoid These Specialists For Your Next Colonoscopy

(MedPage Today) -- Colonoscopies performed by surgeons and other endoscopists were associated with lower adenoma detection rates compared to those done by gastroenterologists, according to a meta-analysis. In a systematic review of 36 studies...

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Colonoscopy Obstacles For Vulnerable Patients After An Abnormal Fit

(MedPage Today) -- Certain barriers to colonoscopy completion among patients with abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results may be modifiable, a survey of healthcare workers at a safety net health system suggested. In a qualitative study...
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Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection

Compared with complete resection, incomplete resection substantially increases the likelihood that a polyp will be found during follow-up colonoscopy, research shows. Medscape Medical News
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Did Getting A Colonoscopy Lead To Cleaner Living?

(MedPage Today) -- Individuals who underwent endoscopic screenings said they started to live a healthier lifestyle afterwards, especially for those with severe findings, researchers found. A finding of colon cancer on a screening had a stronger...
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Health Insurance Tricks And Traps: Using Cheap At Home Colon Cancer Test Exposes Insureds To Big...

Why colonoscopy testing looks an awful lot like neoliberal rent extraction, as least as practiced in the US.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Colonoscopy At 45 -- Is This The Right Cut Point?

To live a long and healthy life, your colon needs care and attention. Unfortunately, your health is dictated by the numbers. Medscape Blogs

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The 5 Goals Of Colonoscopy In Ulcerative Colitis

Dr Stephen Hanauer remarks on ruling out mimics, establishing disease severity, surveilling for cancer, and other key reasons to perform routine colonoscopy. Medscape Gastroenterology
Related topics: Ulcerative Colitis, Cancer, Oncology

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Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver For Most

FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 -- If you're over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a new study says. This week, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age to begin colon cancer screening from 50...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Average-risk Individuals May Prefer Stool-based Test Over Colonoscopy For Cancer Screening

When given a choice, most individuals with an average risk of colorectal cancer said they would prefer a stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer over colonoscopy, the method most often recommended by health care providers.
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Fda Approves First Ai Tool To Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy

TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 --The first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect possible signs of colon cancer during colonoscopy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The GI Genius uses AI-based machine...
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Here’s The Periodic Plea To Get A Colonoscopy, If You’re Due For One

This article is intended for one person. It’s for the one person out there who knows that he or she should have a colonoscopy, due to age or other factors. It’s for the one person who has decided to put it off until a more convenient...

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How At-home Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests Compare To Colonoscopies

At-home colonoscopy alternatives are gaining popularity. Here's what to consider.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Not A Surprise – The Big Green Deal Is A Scam

Remember that time you thought you were digging into a bowl of chocolate ice cream and you discovered with the first bite that you were eating rancid prunes instead? That’s the definition of unexpected. Conversely, if you are having a...
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Abnormal Stool Test Result? Don't Delay Your Colonoscopy

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Getting a colonoscopy as soon as possible after an abnormal stool test could reduce your risk of colon cancer and death from the disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from more than...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Patient Names And Colonoscopy Results From Us Hospitals Posted By Hackers To The Dark Web

Illustration by Ana Kova Patients of two US hospital chains had their names, birthdays, and colonoscopy results posted on the dark web after a hack, reported NBC News. The tens of thousands of files released were from patients at Leon...

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Texted Reminders Flop For Reducing Colonoscopy No-shows

(MedPage Today) -- Automated text message reminders and instructions did not improve outpatient colonoscopy attendance and bowel preparation adherence versus usual care, according to results from a pragmatic randomized trial. Among 753 randomized...

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