Colonoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.Colonic Polyps: Discrete tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the COLON. These POLYPS are connected to the wall of the colon either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.Colonoscopes: Specially designed endoscopes for visualizing the interior surface of the colon.Cathartics: Agents that are used to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.Colonography, Computed Tomographic: A non-invasive imaging method that uses computed tomographic data combined with specialized imaging software to examine the colon.Colorectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.Occult Blood: Chemical, spectroscopic, or microscopic detection of extremely small amounts of blood.Sigmoidoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the sigmoid flexure.Colonic Diseases: Pathological processes in the COLON region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Enema: A solution or compound that is introduced into the RECTUM with the purpose of cleansing the COLON or for diagnostic procedures.Adenoma: A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Adenomatous Polyps: Benign neoplasms derived from glandular epithelium. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Bisacodyl: A diphenylmethane stimulant laxative used for the treatment of CONSTIPATION and for bowel evacuation. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p871)Early Detection of Cancer: Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.Barium Sulfate: A compound used as an x-ray contrast medium that occurs in nature as the mineral barite. It is also used in various manufacturing applications and mixed into heavy concrete to serve as a radiation shield.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Gastroenterology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the physiology and diseases of the digestive system and related structures (esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas).Intestinal Polyps: Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the INTESTINE. A polyp is attached to the intestinal wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.Colonic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON.Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Conscious Sedation: A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)Colitis, Ischemic: Inflammation of the COLON due to colonic ISCHEMIA resulting from alterations in systemic circulation or local vasculature.Diverticulum, Colon: A pouch or sac opening from the COLON.Splenic RuptureColon: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.Therapeutic Irrigation: The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.Rectal Diseases: Pathological developments in the RECTUM region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Melena: The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.Indigo Carmine: Indolesulfonic acid used as a dye in renal function testing for the detection of nitrates and chlorates, and in the testing of milk.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Diverticulosis, Colonic: A pathological condition characterized by the presence of a number of COLONIC DIVERTICULA in the COLON. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial, including colon aging, motor dysfunction, increases in intraluminal pressure, and lack of dietary fibers.Senna Extract: Preparations of Cassia senna and C. angustifolia (see SENNA PLANT). They contain sennosides, which are anthraquinone type CATHARTICS and are used in many different preparations as laxatives.Colon, Sigmoid: A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.Intestinal Perforation: Opening or penetration through the wall of the INTESTINES.Deep Sedation: Drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused but respond purposely following repeated painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory function may be impaired. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Capsule Endoscopy: Non-invasive, endoscopic imaging by use of VIDEO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPES to perform examination of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the small bowel.Cecal Diseases: Pathological developments in the CECUM.Picolines: A group of compounds that are monomethyl derivatives of pyridines. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Endoscopy: Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.Laxatives: Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.Simethicone: A poly(dimethylsiloxane) which is a polymer of 200-350 units of dimethylsiloxane, along with added silica gel. It is used as an antiflatulent, surfactant, and ointment base.Endoscopy, Digestive System: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the digestive tract.Colitis, Ulcerative: Inflammation of the COLON that is predominantly confined to the MUCOSA. Its major symptoms include DIARRHEA, rectal BLEEDING, the passage of MUCUS, and ABDOMINAL PAIN.Cecum: The blind sac or outpouching area of the LARGE INTESTINE that is below the entrance of the SMALL INTESTINE. It has a worm-like extension, the vermiform APPENDIX.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Colon, Descending: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between TRANSVERSE COLON and the SIGMOID COLON.Colitis, Lymphocytic: A subtype of MICROSCOPIC COLITIS, characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. Microscopic examination of biopsy samples taken from the COLON show infiltration of LYMPHOCYTES in the superficial EPITHELIUM and the underlying connective tissue (lamina propria).Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.Ileocecal Valve: The valve, at the junction of the CECUM with the COLON, that guards the opening where the ILEUM enters the LARGE INTESTINE.Capsule Endoscopes: A pill sized videocamera encased in a capsule. It is designed to be swallowed and subsequently traverse the gastrointestinal tract while transmitting diagnostic images along the way.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Colitis, Microscopic: A condition characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. This syndrome was first described in 1980 by Read and associates. Subtypes include COLLAGENOUS COLITIS and LYMPHOCYTIC COLITIS. Both have similar clinical symptoms and are distinguishable only by histology.RomaniaRectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.Colitis, Collagenous: A subtype of MICROSCOPIC COLITIS, characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. Microscopic examination of biopsy samples taken from the COLON show larger-than-normal band of subepithelial COLLAGEN.Intubation, Gastrointestinal: The insertion of a tube into the stomach, intestines, or other portion of the gastrointestinal tract to allow for the passage of food products, etc.Intestinal Polyposis: The growth of INTESTINAL POLYPS. Growth processes include neoplastic (ADENOMA and CARCINOMA) and non-neoplastic (hyperplastic, mucosal, inflammatory, and other polyps).Polyethylene Glycols: Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.Guaiac: Resin from wood of certain species of GUAIACUM. It is used as clinical reagent for occult blood.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Adenoma, Villous: An adenoma of the large intestine. It is usually a solitary, sessile, often large, tumor of colonic mucosa composed of mucinous epithelium covering delicate vascular projections. Hypersecretion and malignant changes occur frequently. (Stedman, 25th ed)Patient Navigation: The process of helping patients to effectively and efficiently use the health care system when faced with one or more of these challenges: (1) choosing, understanding, and using health coverage or applying for assistance when uninsured; (2) choosing, using, and understanding different types of health providers and services; (3) making treatment decisions; and (4) managing care received by multiple providers.Double-Balloon Enteroscopy: Endoscopy of the small intestines accomplished while advancing the endoscope into the intestines from the stomach by alternating the inflation of two balloons, one on an innertube of the endoscope and the other on an overtube.Ulcer: A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Physicians, Primary Care: Providers of initial care for patients. These PHYSICIANS refer patients when appropriate for secondary or specialist care.Colectomy: Excision of a portion of the colon or of the whole colon. (Dorland, 28th ed)American Cancer Society: A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of cancer through education and research.Endoscopes: Instruments for the visual examination of interior structures of the body. There are rigid endoscopes and flexible fiberoptic endoscopes for various types of viewing in ENDOSCOPY.Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal: Instruments for the visual examination of the interior of the gastrointestinal tract.Anastomotic Leak: Breakdown of the connection and subsequent leakage of effluent (fluids, secretions, air) from a SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS of the digestive, respiratory, genitourinary, and cardiovascular systems. Most common leakages are from the breakdown of suture lines in gastrointestinal or bowel anastomosis.Sigmoid Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the SIGMOID COLON.Adenocarcinoma: A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Laparoscopy: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.Anastomosis, Surgical: Surgical union or shunt between ducts, tubes or vessels. It may be end-to-end, end-to-side, side-to-end, or side-to-side.Spindle Pole Bodies: Microtubule organizing centers of FUNGI and DIATOMS. They are embedded in the NUCLEAR ENVELOPE and evolve into the spindle apparatus during CELL DIVISION.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Electronic Mail: Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.Mitosis Modulators: Agents that affect MITOSIS of CELLS.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Imaging, Three-Dimensional: The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed: X-ray image-detecting devices that make a focused image of body structures lying in a predetermined plane from which more complex images are computed.Intestine, Large: A segment of the LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT that includes the CECUM; the COLON; and the RECTUM.Polyps: Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the DIGESTIVE TRACT or the RESPIRATORY TRACT. Polyps can be spheroidal, hemispheroidal, or irregular mound-shaped structures attached to the MUCOUS MEMBRANE of the lumen wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.Gastric Bypass: Surgical procedure in which the STOMACH is transected high on the body. The resulting small proximal gastric pouch is joined to any parts of the SMALL INTESTINE by an end-to-side SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS, depending on the amounts of intestinal surface being bypasses. This procedure is used frequently in the treatment of MORBID OBESITY by limiting the size of functional STOMACH, food intake, and food absorption.Obesity, Morbid: The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.Weight Loss: Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y: A Y-shaped surgical anastomosis of any part of the digestive system which includes the small intestine as the eventual drainage site.Gastroplasty: Surgical procedures involving the STOMACH and sometimes the lower ESOPHAGUS to correct anatomical defects, or to treat MORBID OBESITY by reducing the size of the stomach. There are several subtypes of bariatric gastroplasty, such as vertical banded gastroplasty, silicone ring vertical gastroplasty, and horizontal banded gastroplasty.Bariatric Surgery: Surgical procedures aimed at affecting metabolism and producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis: A group of autosomal-dominant inherited diseases in which COLON CANCER arises in discrete adenomas. Unlike FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI with hundreds of polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms occur much later, in the fourth and fifth decades. HNPCC has been associated with germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes. It has been subdivided into Lynch syndrome I or site-specific colonic cancer, and LYNCH SYNDROME II which includes extracolonic cancer.Aspirin: The prototypical analgesic used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties and acts as an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase which results in the inhibition of the biosynthesis of prostaglandins. Aspirin also inhibits platelet aggregation and is used in the prevention of arterial and venous thrombosis. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p5)Vitamin D: A vitamin that includes both CHOLECALCIFEROLS and ERGOCALCIFEROLS, which have the common effect of preventing or curing RICKETS in animals. It can also be viewed as a hormone since it can be formed in SKIN by action of ULTRAVIOLET RAYS upon the precursors, 7-dehydrocholesterol and ERGOSTEROL, and acts on VITAMIN D RECEPTORS to regulate CALCIUM in opposition to PARATHYROID HORMONE.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Speech: Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Remuneration: Payment for a service or for a commodity such as a body part.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Mobile Applications: Computer programs or software installed on mobile electronic devices which support a wide range of functions and uses which include television, telephone, video, music, word processing, and Internet service.Cellular Phone: Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.Physician Assistants: Health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. They deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. Duties may include physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of disease, interpretation of tests, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications. (from http://www.aapa.orglabout-pas accessed 2114/2011)Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor: A single-pass type I membrane protein. It is cleaved by AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN SECRETASES to produce peptides of varying amino acid lengths. A 39-42 amino acid peptide, AMYLOID BETA-PEPTIDES is a principal component of the extracellular amyloid in SENILE PLAQUES.Animal Testing Alternatives: Procedures, such as TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES; mathematical models; etc., when used or advocated for use in place of the use of animals in research or diagnostic laboratories.Music: Sound that expresses emotion through rhythm, melody, and harmony.Singing: Modulation of human voice to produce sounds augmented by musical tonality and rhythm.Music Therapy: The use of music as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of neurological, mental, or behavioral disorders.Life Expectancy: Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.Veterans: Former members of the armed services.Foxes: Any of several carnivores in the family CANIDAE, that possess erect ears and long bushy tails and are smaller than WOLVES. They are classified in several genera and found on all continents except Antarctica.Syringes: Instruments used for injecting or withdrawing fluids. (Stedman, 25th ed)Multilevel Analysis: The statistical manipulation of hierarchically and non-hierarchically nested data. It includes clustered data, such as a sample of subjects within a group of schools. Prevalent in the social, behavioral sciences, and biomedical sciences, both linear and nonlinear regression models are applied.Hospitals, Veterans: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.Veterans Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of VETERANS.United States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Truth Disclosure: Truthful revelation of information, specifically when the information disclosed is likely to be psychologically painful ("bad news") to the recipient (e.g., revelation to a patient or a patient's family of the patient's DIAGNOSIS or PROGNOSIS) or embarrassing to the teller (e.g., revelation of medical errors).PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Chromosome: An aberrant form of human CHROMOSOME 22 characterized by translocation of the distal end of chromosome 9 from 9q34, to the long arm of chromosome 22 at 22q11. It is present in the bone marrow cells of 80 to 90 per cent of patients with chronic myelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, MYELOGENOUS, CHRONIC, BCR-ABL POSITIVE).Sigmoidoscopes: Endoscopes for examining the interior of the sigmoid colon.Click Chemistry: Organic chemistry methodology that mimics the modular nature of various biosynthetic processes. It uses highly reliable and selective reactions designed to "click" i.e., rapidly join small modular units together in high yield, without offensive byproducts. In combination with COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES, it is used for the synthesis of new compounds and combinatorial libraries.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Certification: Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Baths: The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.Yersinia pestis: The etiologic agent of PLAGUE in man, rats, ground squirrels, and other rodents.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)WashingtonUnited StatesModels, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation: Human experimentation that is not intended to benefit the subjects on whom it is performed. Phase I drug studies (CLINICAL TRIALS, PHASE I AS TOPIC) and research involving healthy volunteers are examples of nontherapeutic human experimentation.Paracentesis: A procedure in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity or organ via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Indians, North American: Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.Science: The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.Video Games: A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.Asian Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.Journalism, Medical: The collection, writing, and editing of current interest material on topics related to biomedicine for presentation through the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, or television, usually for a public audience such as health care consumers.Psychiatry: The medical science that deals with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders.Library Services: Services offered to the library user. They include reference and circulation.Cardiology: The study of the heart, its physiology, and its functions.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Neurosciences: The scientific disciplines concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc., of the nervous system.Dentistry: The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.Precancerous Conditions: Pathological processes that tend eventually to become malignant. (From Dorland, 27th ed)GermanyResistance Training: A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.Physical Education and Training: Instructional programs in the care and development of the body, often in schools. The concept does not include prescribed exercises, which is EXERCISE THERAPY.Physical Conditioning, Animal: Diet modification and physical exercise to improve the ability of animals to perform physical activities.Spheniscidae: The sole family in the order Sphenisciformes, comprised of 17 species of penguins in six genera. They are flightless seabirds of the Southern Hemisphere, highly adapted for marine life.Urogenital Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the UROGENITAL SYSTEM in either the male or the female.Hypermedia: Computerized compilations of information units (text, sound, graphics, and/or video) interconnected by logical nonlinear linkages that enable users to follow optimal paths through the material and also the systems used to create and display this information. (From Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Information Systems: Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.Medical Oncology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of neoplasms.Computer Communication Networks: A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Robotics: The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.Kinetics: The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.Congresses as Topic: Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.Isotonic Solutions: Solutions having the same osmotic pressure as blood serum, or another solution with which they are compared. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & Dorland, 28th ed)Gastrointestinal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, from the MOUTH to the ANAL CANAL.Pancreatic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).Sentinel Surveillance: Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort such as in a geographic area or population subgroup to estimate trends in a larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

A new filtering algorithm for medical magnetic resonance and computer tomography images. (1/2057)

Inner views of tubular structures based on computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) data sets may be created by virtual endoscopy. After a preliminary segmentation procedure for selecting the organ to be represented, the virtual endoscopy is a new postprocessing technique using surface or volume rendering of the data sets. In the case of surface rendering, the segmentation is based on a grey level thresholding technique. To avoid artifacts owing to the noise created in the imaging process, and to restore spurious resolution degradations, a robust Wiener filter was applied. This filter working in Fourier space approximates the noise spectrum by a simple function that is proportional to the square root of the signal amplitude. Thus, only points with tiny amplitudes consisting mostly of noise are suppressed. Further artifacts are avoided by the correct selection of the threshold range. Afterwards, the lumen and the inner walls of the tubular structures are well represented and allow one to distinguish between harmless fluctuations and medically significant structures.  (+info)

Consent obtained by the junior house officer--is it informed? (2/2057)

Of 30 junior house officers questioned, 21 had obtained patients' consent for colonoscopy. Of these 21, about one-third did not routinely discuss with patients the risks of perforation and haemorrhage. Ideally, consent should be obtained by a person capable of performing the procedure. If it is to be obtained by junior house officers, they need to know exactly what must be disclosed about each procedure. This could easily be done as part of the induction package.  (+info)

Clinical spectral characterisation of colonic mucosal lesions using autofluorescence and delta aminolevulinic acid sensitisation. (3/2057)

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) from colonic mucosa was measured in vivo with and without delta aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in an attempt to differentiate between neoplasia and non-neoplasia in real time during colonoscopy. METHODS: Spectra from 32 adenomas, 68 normal sites, and 14 hyperplastic polyps in 41 patients were obtained with a point monitoring system. Twenty one of the patients had been given a low dose of ALA as a photosensitiser before the examination. Light of 337, 405, or 436 nm wavelength was used as excitation. Stepwise multivariate linear regression analysis was performed. RESULTS: With 337 nm excitation, 100% sensitivity and 96% specificity was obtained between normal mucosa and adenomas. Seventy seven per cent of the hyperplastic polyps were classified as non-neoplastic. When exciting with 405 and 436 nm, the possibility of distinguishing different types of tissue was considerably better in the ALA patients than in the non-ALA patients. CONCLUSIONS: The in vivo point measurements imply that a good discrimination between normal tissue and adenomatous polyps can be obtained using the LIF technique. Excitation at 337 nm and at 405 nm or 436 nm using ALA gives good results. LIF also shows potential for distinguishing adenomatous from hyperplastic polyps. The number of detection wavelengths could be reduced if chosen properly.  (+info)

Transmesenteric hernia after laparoscopic-assisted sigmoid colectomy. (4/2057)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic-assisted surgery has been applied for a variety of colonic surgery. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate a possible and avoidable complication of laparoscopic colonic surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old woman underwent gasless laparoscopic-assisted sigmoid colectomy. On the 20th postoperative day, she developed bowel obstruction. Decompression with a long tube failed to resolve the bowel obstruction. Open laparotomy was performed. Abdominal exploration revealed a loop of the small bowel incarcerated in the mesenteric defect caused by the previous operation. Adhesiolysis was performed, and the postoperative course was uneventful. DISCUSSION: Despite technical difficulty, complete closure of the mesentery after bowel resection is strongly recommended for prevention of transmesenteric incarcerated hernia after laparoscopic surgery.  (+info)

Randomised trial of two pharmacological methods of bowel preparation for day case colonoscopy. (5/2057)

AIMS: To undertake a prospective, single blind, randomised trial comparing the efficacy and tolerance of two outpatient colonoscopy bowel preparation regimens. METHODS: Patients aged between 18 months and 16 years being admitted for day case colonoscopy were allocated randomly to receive either Picolax (an oral, sugar free powder containing sodium picosulphate 10 mg/sachet with magnesium citrate) and clear fluids or bisacodyl tablets with an unrestricted diet and a phosphate enema just before colonoscopy. Patient compliance, bowel frequency, and associated symptoms were recorded, and the adequacy of the bowel preparation was assessed in a blinded manner. RESULTS: 63 of 66 patients completed the trial. Mean age, mean weight, extent of colonoscopy, and distribution of underlying pathology were similar in both groups. Bowel preparation was good or excellent in all of the patients in the Picolax group (n = 32) compared with 22 patients in the bisacodyl/phosphate enema group (n = 31). The latter group experienced more abdominal discomfort during bowel preparation but three of the Picolax group vomited and the lack of solid food distressed some children. CONCLUSIONS: All bowel preparation methods have limitations and unpleasant side effects but the use of Picolax and clear fluids proved superior to bisacodyl tablets and a phosphate enema in children undergoing day case colonoscopy.  (+info)

Colonic ulceration caused by administration of loxoprofen sodium. (6/2057)

A 54-year-old female with chronic headache was admitted to our hospital because of hematochezia. She had routinely taken loxoprofen sodium because of severe headache. Emergent colonoscopic examination revealed ulceration of the cecum. After administration of loxoprofen sodium was discontinued and administration of sulfasalazine was initiated, her intestinal bleeding subsided. Two months after discontinuation of loxoprofen sodium, the colonoscopic examination revealed scar formation at the site of cecal ulceration. In this case, it was conceivable that the administration of loxoprofen sodium might have induced colonic ulceration.  (+info)

Colorectal cancer: risk factors and recommendations for early detection. (7/2057)

Spurred by mounting evidence that the detection and treatment of early-stage colorectal cancers and adenomatous polyps can reduce mortality, Medicare and some other payors recently authorized reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening in persons at average risk for this malignancy. A collaborative group of experts convened by the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research has recommended screening for average-risk persons over the age of 50 years using one of the following techniques: fecal occult blood testing each year, flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years, fecal occult blood testing every year combined with flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years, double-contrast barium enema every five to 10 years or colonoscopy every 10 years. Screening of persons with risk factors should begin at an earlier age, depending on the family history of colorectal cancer or polyps. These recommendations augment the colorectal cancer screening guidelines of the American Academy of Family physicians. Recent advances in genetic research have made it possible to identify persons at high risk for colorectal cancer because of an inherited predisposition to develop this malignancy. These patients require aggressive screening, usually by lower endoscopy performed at an early age. In some patients, genetic testing can guide screening and may be cost-effective.  (+info)

Issues of consent in colonoscopy: if a patient says 'stop' should we continue? (8/2057)

Colonoscopy is generally performed under intravenous sedation, which may alter a patient's responses and perception. What should be done if, during the procedure, a patient withdraws the consent previously given? The views of gastroenterologists and patients were ascertained by mailing questionnaires to 100 members of the British Society of Gastroenterology and to 100 patients who had undergone colonoscopy with intravenous sedation. Only 1 of 59 eligible consultants who replied said they would stop the procedure after a single request, but a further 51 would stop if repeatedly asked to do so. Of the remaining 7 who would complete the procedure, 1 nevertheless believed that a sedated patient is capable of making a rational decision. Of the 51 patients who returned a usable questionnaire, 25 thought that the procedure should be stopped immediately following a request, while 26 felt that the doctor should continue. The divergent and sometimes inconsistent views found in this study highlighted the need for further clarification of the issue of informed consent for procedures conducted with the patient under sedation.  (+info)

*Virtual colonoscopy

Citehjkk journal Virtual Colonoscopy - Mayo Clinic. "Virtual colonoscopy is typically faster than traditional colonoscopy. A ... evaluation completed with conventional colonoscopy. It also takes less time than either a conventional colonoscopy or a lower ... Virtual colonoscopy (VC, also called CT Colonography or CT Pneumocolon) is a medical imaging procedure which uses x-rays and ... Optical colonoscopy is taken as the "gold standard" for colorectal cancer screening by the vast majority of the medical and ...

*Blair Lewis

Waye, J. D.; Lewis, B. S.; Atchison, M. A.; Talbott, M. (1988). "The lost polyp: A guide to retrieval during colonoscopy". ... Lewis, B; Shlien, R; Waye, J; Knight, R; Aldoroty, R (1989). "Diazepam versus midazolam (versed) in outpatient colonoscopy: A ... Waye, J; Yessayan, S; Lewis, B; Fabry, T (1991). "The technique of abdominal pressure in total colonoscopy". Gastrointestinal ... Rex, D; Lewis, B; Waye, J (1992). "Colonoscopy and endoscopic therapy for delayed post-polypectomy hemorrhage". ...

*Sharp Coronado Hospital

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*Polyp (medicine)

... and virtual colonoscopy. The polyps are routinely removed at the time of colonoscopy either with a polypectomy snare (first ... it is most likely that the patient will have to undergo a colonoscopy. Medical societies recommend colonoscopies every ten ... Colonoscopies are preferred over sigmoidoscopies because they allow the examination of the entire colon; a very important ... When adenomatous polyps are removed, a repeat colonoscopy is usually performed in three to five years. Most colon polyps can be ...

*Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion

Virtual Colonoscopy • Women's Imaging Services In 2003, Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion opened and was the first ...

*Sigmoidoscopy

A sigmoidoscopy is similar to, but not the same as, a colonoscopy. A sigmoidoscopy only examines up to the sigmoid, the most ... Colonoscopy Hoff, G.; Grotmol, T.; Skovlund, E.; Bretthauer, M.; Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Prevention Study Group (2009). " ... distal part of the colon, while colonoscopy examines the whole large bowel. Flexible sigmoidoscopy enables the physician to ...

*Low-fiber/low-residue diet

The diet may be used as part of the bowel preparation before a diagnostic procedure such as colonoscopy or as a short-term ... A low-fiber diet may be used to prepare for or recover from various medical procedures: Abdominal surgery Colonoscopy Internal ... April 2015). "Bowel preparation before colonoscopy". Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE). 81 (4): 781-794. doi:10.1016/j.gie. ... The most common preparation for a colonoscopy is a clear liquid diet accompanied by laxatives. However, this may not be the ...

*Zach Duke

Biertempfel, Rob (March 1, 2007). "Bucs' Nady undergoes colonoscopy". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved March 1, 2010. "Zach ...

*Colorectal cancer

Virtual colonoscopy via a CT scan appears as good as standard colonoscopy for detecting cancers and large adenomas but is ... During colonoscopy, small polyps may be removed if found. If a large polyp or tumor is found, a biopsy may be performed to ... Colonoscopy may find more cancers in the first part of the colon but is associated with greater cost and more complications. ... If the cancer is found at a very early stage, it may be removed during a colonoscopy. For people with localized cancer, the ...

*Outpatient surgery

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*Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Avlami A, Kordossis T, Vrizidis N, Sipsas NV (May 2001). "Lactobacillus rhamnosus endocarditis complicating colonoscopy". The ...

*Dollar Shave Club

As part of the campaign, Michael Dubin had his own colonoscopy streamed live online. "DollarShaveClub.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain ... "Man Live Tweets His Colonoscopy". ABC News. Retrieved May 1, 2014. Official website. ...

*Fecal occult blood

Colonoscopy, a more thorough examination of the rectum and entire colon. Virtual colonoscopy Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. ... Colonoscopy is usually preferred to computerized tomographic colonography. An estimated 1-5% of large tested populations have a ... and if a colonoscopy is declined, the FIT (fecal immunochemical test, or iFOBT) should be offered instead. Two other recent ... while permitting immediate colonoscopy as an option, did not categorize it as preferred. The ACG and MSTF also included CT ...

*Rectal foreign body

After the surgery, a sigmoidoscopy - a colonoscopy focused on the first 60 cm of the colon - is good practice in order to rule ... PMID 8056249 H. H. Over u. a.: Toothpick impaction: treatment by colonoscopy. In: Endoscopy 29, 1997, S. S60-S61. PMID 9476787 ...

*Melena

Colonoscopy is often first line, however. Bleeds that originate from the lower gastrointestinal tract (such as the sigmoid ...

*Psychology of self

"Memories of colonoscopy: a randomized trial". Pain. 104 (1): 187-194. doi:10.1016/s0304-3959(03)00003-4. Kahneman, Daniel; ...

*Endoclip

Friedland S, Soetikno R (2006). "Colonoscopy with polypectomy in anticoagulated patients". Gastrointest. Endosc. 64 (1): 98-100 ... through colonoscopy) gastrointestinal tract. Many bleeding lesions have been successfully clipped, including bleeding peptic ...

*CBS Cares

The CBS Cares Colonoscopy Sweepstakes has also been the subject of a question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Read More About ... The CBS Cares Colonoscopy Sweepstakes is believed to be the first-ever health-related sweepstakes campaign done by a network. ... The campaign is also credited in a 2012 textbook for physicians as one of the key reasons colonoscopies have become more widely ... The 2012 CBS Cares Colonoscopy Sweepstakes featured The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne and her rock legend husband, Ozzy Osbourne ...

*Peak-end rule

Colonoscopy patients were randomly divided into two groups. One underwent a colonoscopy procedure wherein the scope was left in ... The other group underwent a typical colonoscopy procedure. Kahneman et al. found that, when asked to retrospectively evaluate ... "Memories of colonoscopy: a randomized trial". Pain. 104 (1-2): 187-194. doi:10.1016/S0304-3959(03)00003-4. Dutta, Satrajit; ... appraisals of uncomfortable colonoscopy or lithotripsy procedures and correlated the remembered experience with real-time ...

*Adenoma

They are found commonly at colonoscopy. They are removed because of their tendency to become malignant and to lead to colon ... thereafter the best practice is to resume surveillance colonoscopy after 5-10 years rather than repeating it more frequently ...

*Colposcopy

Not to be confused with colonoscopy. Colposcopy (Ancient Greek: κόλπος, translit. kolpos, lit. 'hollow, womb, vagina' + skopos ...

*Argon plasma coagulation

It is administered during esophagogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy. APC involves the use of a jet of ionized argon gas (plasma ... "Colonic gas explosion during therapeutic colonoscopy with electrocautery". World Journal of Gastroenterology. 13 (40): 5295-8. ...

*Pinworm infection

Adult pinworms are occasionally seen during colonoscopy. On a microscopic level, pinworms have an identifying feature of alae ( ...

*Marginal zone B-cell lymphoma

This requires either a gastroscopy or colonoscopy. If the lymphoma is thought to have spread to other areas in this region, an ...

*Badri Nath Tandon

"Diagnosis of ileocecal and colonic tuberculosis by colonoscopy". Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 31 (2): 68-70. doi:10.1016/S0016- ...
Adenoma Detection Rate: The Primary Quality Colonoscopy Indicator. The best indicator for a quality colonoscopy is adenoma detection rate (ADR), which measures your gastroenterologists effectiveness in detecting adenomas in screening colonoscopies. Two other indicators for a quality colonoscopy are withdrawal time and cecal intubation rate.. Withdrawal Time. The goal of a colonoscopy is to view the entire colon from the rectum to cecum. If you have done a thorough bowel preparation, your gastroenterologist should be able to advance the colonoscope all the way to the cecum, near your appendix. Withdrawal time refers to the number of minutes your GI doctor spends inspecting your colon wall for adenomatous polyps. This quality indicator is always expressed in minutes.. You should expect your gastroenterologist to have an average withdrawal time of at least six minutes. Longer withdrawal times often reflect that your physician is especially meticulous and methodical in performing a colonoscopy, ...
Aims and Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing 2 methods of colonic insufflation for elective colonoscopy, that is, carbon dioxide (CO2) or air, and to evaluate their efficiency, safety, and side effects. Materials and Methods: Prospective RCTs comparing CO2 versus air insufflation for colonic distension during colonoscopy were selected by searching PubMed, Medline, Embase, Science Citation Index, Current Contents, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials published between January 1980 and October 2014.The outcome variables analyzed included procedural and immediate postprocedural pain (during, end, or within 15 min after procedure), early postprocedural pain (between 30 and 120 min), intermediate postprocedural pain (360 min) and late postprocedural pain (720 to 1140 min), cecal/ileal intubation rate, cecal/ileal intubation time, and total colonoscopy examination time. These outcomes were
The colonoscopy is the reference examination for the diagnosis of neoplastic lesions in the colon and rectum. Mass screening assessment studies have shown that colonoscopic detection and removal of adenomas in patients selected through fecal occult blood test reduces colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. However, the literature has reported interval cancer cases or adenomas, probably missed by the colonoscopy. In theory, using coloured warm water could improve colon preparation by mobilizing the residual faeces, decreasing the colic spasm and increasing the visualization of the pit pattern. Preliminary American studies, led by Leung et al, have shown a very clear increase in the adenoma detection rate.. The investigators study involves 1 000 patients, treated in the Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne region. The patients present an indication for colonoscopy following a positive fecal occult blood test or symptoms or personal and family histories of pre-cancerous colonic lesions. They will be ...
Background and aims: Colonoscopy is an established method of colorectal cancer screening, but has an adenoma miss rate of 10-20%. Detection rates are expected to improve with optimised visualisation methods. This prospective randomised study evaluated narrow-band imaging (NBI), a new technique that may enhance image contrast in colon adenoma detection.. Methods: Eligible patients presenting for diagnostic colonoscopy were randomly assigned to undergo wide-angle colonoscopy using either conventional high-resolution imaging or NBI during instrument withdrawal. The primary outcome parameter was the difference in the adenoma detection rate between the two techniques.. Results: A total of 401 patients were included (mean age 59.4 years, 52.6% men). Adenomas were detected more frequently in the NBI group (23%) than in the control group (17%) with a number of 17 colonoscopies needed to find one additional adenoma patient; however, the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.129). When the ...
Our previous study found that male sex, age of 50 years or more and family history of colorectal cancer were independent risk factors for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasia.10 In the ensuing discussion, it has been suggested that the observed disparity of advanced neoplasia risk between men and women might have merely reflected sex-based differences in smoking patterns.25 In the present study, we used a new dataset to derive and validate a model for the detection of advanced colorectal neoplasia that included smoking status and other potential confounders, such as age, sex, family history of colorectal cancer, and Body Mass Index. We confirmed previously identified associations, and also found that smoking ≥10 pack-years, and Body Mass Index ≥30 kg/m2 were independent risk factors for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasia. Our study corroborated previously identified risk factors for advanced colorectal neoplasia;10-16 it also, for the first time, combined all five important factors ...
Background The negative eff ect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on the colonoscopy preparation has been previously established. Metabolic syndrome has been shown to increase risk for malignancy and possibly for premalignant lesions. This study aimed to investigate the impact of DM control on colonoscopy outcomes including bowel preparation and adenoma detection rate (ADR).. Methods We included patients with DM who underwent colonoscopy in our hospital and had a documented glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) within 3 months. Patients were categorized into three groups based on their HbA1C level. The clinical and endoscopic data were collected and analyzed.. Results Our cohort included 352 DM patients. The mean age was 63.5 years. When patients were analyzed based on HBA1C, bowel preparation was poor in 46.7% of patients with good glycemic control, 52.1% of patients with fair control and 50% of patients with poor control. ADR was 24.3% in patients with good glycemic control, 20.2% in patients with fair glycemic ...
Water method with water exchange has been shown to reduce medication requirement and pain experienced during colonoscopy. It increases the success rate of cecal intubation in sedated and unsedated patients undergoing screening colonoscopy. Exchange of water during scope insertion minimizes distension of the colonic lumen and decreases loop formation. Exclusion of air from the colon during insertion by omission of air insufflations and suction removal of residual air prevent elongation of the colon. These maneuvers facilitate colonoscopy insertion in average patients and may enhance the success of difficult colonoscopy.. Older age is independently associated with incomplete colonoscopy, the investigators postulate that these patients may benefit from using the water method for colonoscopy. In this proposal the investigators test the hypothesis that compared with conventional air insufflations the water method with water exchange significantly enhances the success rate of cecal intubation in elder ...
Youll start colonoscopy prep several days before by steering clear of these foods to avoid before a colonoscopy procedure and following a low-fiber diet.
In 1999, the Prevent Cancer Foundation led the charge to designate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To achieve the designation, the Foundation worked closely with legislators, the American Digestive Health Foundation and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. The designation became official on November 19, 1999, with a declaration by the U.S. Senate, followed shortly by a resolution of the House of Representatives and an official proclamation by the White House. The Foundation raised awareness by creating popular "buddy bracelets" featuring the tagline, "Preventable. Treatable. Beatable!" Indeed, while colorectal cancer affects both men and women in almost equal numbers, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States - there are several screening methods available, making the disease highly preventable. ...
Question - Suffering from constipation. Normal colonoscopy report. Clear discharge from anus. Any medication?. Ask a Doctor about diagnosis, treatment and medication for Ibs w/ constipation, Ask a Gastroenterologist
A colonoscopy offers the best protection against colon cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer death. Studies suggest that colonoscopies reduce deaths from colorectal cancer by 60 to 70 percent (source: National Cancer Institute).. Colonoscopy is the Most Comprehensive Colon Cancer Screening. Colon cancer begins as an adenoma (abnormal growth) in the colon or rectum called a polyp. During a colonoscopy, a doctor can detect and remove polyps before they develop into cancer.. Other colon cancer screenings like fecal occult blood tests or stool DNA tests can detect the presence of blood or DNA biomarkers in the stool, but they cannot be used to confirm a diagnosis of colon cancer. A colonoscopy is the only screening that includes a visual exam of the entire colon and rectum. Using a colonoscope, a gastroenterologist can view the colon on a screen and remove any developing polyps.. The rate for detecting these polyps is the adenoma detection rate (ADR), and you should be looking for a physician ...
The team performed magnifying colonoscopy in 113 patients with ulcerative colitis in remission.. Pit patterns in the rectal mucosa were classified into 4 magnifying colonoscopy grades on the basis of size, shape and arrangement.. Mucosal interleukin 8 activity was measured in biopsy specimens of rectal mucosa.. The team assessed the specimens for histological disease activity.. The patients were then followed until relapse or for a maximum of 12 months.. The researchers carried out multivariate survival analysis to determine the independent predictors of clinical relapse.. The team identified a positive correlation between magnifying colonoscopy grade, histological grade, and mucosal interleukin 8 activity.. Multivariate proportional hazard model analysis showed that magnifying colonoscopy grade was a significant predictor of relapse.. The researchers found that Kaplan-Meier estimate of relapse during 12 months of follow-up increased with increasing magnifying colonoscopy grade.. The team ...
Fatty Liver Disease: The Most Common Symptoms. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common malignant tumor that is associated with an increased incidence of morbidity and Probiotics Pregnancy Eczema High Dose mortality My Mum has a similar condition with a floppy colon and obstructions that seem to come and go Probiotics can cause problems as well 15 Cancer Symptoms Women Making Your Own Milk Kefir. so, please let me know the cost of the test!!. Re: Redundant Colon Colonoscopy I posted on the other thread, and Im new, so dont know if anyone will reply. If air colonoscopy is used, however, the terminal ileum should be occluded with a bowel grasper to avoid small bowel distension. Contact Us. What does my colonoscopy report indicate? Hi, i am a 46 year old woman and I had a colonoscopy yesterday, I had no pain at all yesterday after the procedure but I have woke up this morning and I have a lot of pain ...
Colonoscopy (/ˌkɒləˈnɒskəpi/) or coloscopy (/kəlˈɒskəpi/) is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It can provide a visual diagnosis (e.g., ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected colorectal cancer lesions. Colonoscopy can remove polyps as small as one millimetre or less. Once polyps are removed, they can be studied with the aid of a microscope to determine if they are precancerous or not. It can take up to 15 years for a polyp to turn cancerous. Colonoscopy is similar to sigmoidoscopy-the difference being related to which parts of the colon each can examine. A colonoscopy allows an examination of the entire colon (1200-1500 mm in length). A sigmoidoscopy allows an examination of the distal portion (about 600 mm) of the colon, which may be sufficient because benefits to cancer survival of colonoscopy have been ...
The nurses responsibility during colonoscopy encompasses different tasks to ensure the safety of the patient before, during, and after the procedure. It is also the nurses responsibility to bowel prep the patient for colonoscopy, obtaining informed consent, and allaying the patients anxiety by providing information about the procedure. Split-Dose Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Miralax and Gatorade. What do I do a day before the colonoscopy? Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts. Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour. May 17, 2012 · Ask almost anyone after their first colonoscopy, and theyll tell you, "The procedure was nothing, but the prep was awful." Now patients are reporting that combining MiraLAX®, an over-the-counter laxative, with 2 quarts of Gatorade tastes better and is easier to take than the standard... beforehand. This ...
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is the gold standard investigation for the diagnosis of bowel pathology and colorectal cancer screening. Adenoma detection rate is a marker of high quality colonoscopy and a high adenoma detection rate is associated with a lower incidence of interval cancers. Several technological advancements have been explored to improve adenoma detection rate. A new device called Endocuff Vision™ has been shown to improve adenoma detection rate in pilot studies. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial comparing the adenoma detection rate in patients undergoing Endocuff Vision™-assisted colonoscopy with standard colonoscopy ...
... is a service we provide that allows healthy, age-appropriate patients to easily schedule a colonoscopy, usually without a pre-procedure visit. By completing this Open Access request form, your information will be sent to the physician of your choice.. Colonoscopy is advised for all average-risk patients, age 50 and older, as a method of colon cancer screening. Patients with significant illnesses (poorly controlled diabetes, significant cardiac disease, severe breathing problems, kidney problems) are advised to schedule a consultation prior to the procedure.. The physician will have very limited time to discuss past medical history or ongoing problems at the time of the Open Access procedure. If you have underlying abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or any other gastrointestinal issues, an Open Access Colonoscopy may not be the best initial examination for you. To ensure the highest quality care, we request individuals with these issues schedule a regular clinic ...
No one gets excited about having a colonoscopy. But its not the actual screening procedure that most people dread; its the bowel prep. Youve probably heard horror stories about bad-tasting laxatives and the constant trips to the bathroom, but its important to keep the end result in mind. The goal is to empty the colon completely so you can have a successful and thorough colonoscopy. What could be worse than going through the preparation and then repeating the whole process because the results were inconclusive?. If you want to have a quality colonoscopy, your bowel preparation is just as important as the skill of your doctor. During a colonoscopy, a flexible, lighted tube, called a colonoscope, with a camera attached to it is inserted in your rectum and guided around the bends of the colon. The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look for any abnormalities, including growths called polyps that can turn into cancer. Your gastroenterologist needs complete visibility of your entire colon in order to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Predictors of colorectal cancer following a negative in the medicare population. AU - Singh, Amanpal. AU - Kuo, Yong Fang. AU - Riall, Taylor S.. AU - Raju, G. S.. AU - Goodwin, James. PY - 2011/11. Y1 - 2011/11. N2 - Background: The incidence of colorectal cancer following a normal colonoscopy in the Medicare population is not known. Methods: A 5% national sample of Medicare enrollees from 1996 to 2005 was used to identify patients undergoing complete colonoscopy. A colonoscopy not associated with any procedure (e.g., biopsy, polypectomy or fulguration) was defined as a negative colonoscopy. Patients with history of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer or death within 12 months of colonoscopy were excluded. A multivariable model was constructed to evaluate the factors associated with a new diagnosis of colorectal cancer in the period from 12 to 120 months following the negative colonoscopy. Results: Among 200,857 patients (mean age 74 years, 61% female, 92% White) with ...
BACKGROUND: For patients requiring colonoscopy while admitted to hospital, achieving adequate cleansing of the colon is often difficult.OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of patient education, in the form of both counselling and written instructions, on bowel cleanliness at colonoscopy.METHODS: A total of 38 inpatients at a tertiary care hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, who were referred to the gastroenterology service for colonoscopy were enrolled in the present study. Sixteen patients were randomly assigned to the intervention group, while 22 patients comprised the control group. Both groups received a clear liquid diet and 4 L of a commercially available bowel preparation. The intervention group also received a brief counselling session and written instructions outlining the methods and rationale for bowel preparation before colonoscopy. Bowel cleanliness was assessed by the endoscopist using a five-point rating scale.RESULTS: The two groups were similar with respect to demographics, the
Colonoscopy preparation kaiser - What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy? Liquids and laxative. On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea. The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course.
While some patients have complained about the inconvenience of their colonoscopy or the chalky taste of the prep solution, a colonoscopy has never been likened to the sting of a Polybia Wasp: "A trick gone wrong. Your posterior is the target for a BB gun. Bulls eye, over and over.". If it is time for your colonoscopy, take comfort in knowing you wont experience any pain registering on the Schmidt Pain Index! You are in the capable hands of a skilled gastroenterologist and a team of competent and caring staff. Your colonoscopy will help prevent colon cancer because precancerous polyps can be removed during the procedure, preventing them from growing into cancer. Thank you for making routine screenings a part of your preventative care! If you are 50 years of age or older and you have not had a colonoscopy, it is time for you to get screened. Make an appointment today by calling one of our centers (Source: Science Friday).. ...
While some patients have complained about the inconvenience of their colonoscopy or the chalky taste of the prep solution, a colonoscopy has never been likened to the sting of a Polybia Wasp: "A trick gone wrong. Your posterior is the target for a BB gun. Bulls eye, over and over.". If it is time for your colonoscopy, take comfort in knowing you wont experience any pain registering on the Schmidt Pain Index! You are in the capable hands of a skilled gastroenterologist and a team of competent and caring staff. Your colonoscopy will help prevent colon cancer because precancerous polyps can be removed during the procedure, preventing them from growing into cancer. Thank you for making routine screenings a part of your preventative care! If you are 50 years of age or older and you have not had a colonoscopy, it is time for you to get screened. Make an appointment today by calling one of our centers (Source: Science Friday).. ...
While some patients have complained about the inconvenience of their colonoscopy or the chalky taste of the prep solution, a colonoscopy has never been likened to the sting of a Polybia Wasp: "A trick gone wrong. Your posterior is the target for a BB gun. Bulls eye, over and over.". If it is time for your colonoscopy, take comfort in knowing you wont experience any pain registering on the Schmidt Pain Index! You are in the capable hands of a skilled gastroenterologist and a team of competent and caring staff. Your colonoscopy will help prevent colon cancer because precancerous polyps can be removed during the procedure, preventing them from growing into cancer. Thank you for making routine screenings a part of your preventative care! If you are 50 years of age or older and you have not had a colonoscopy, it is time for you to get screened. Make an appointment today by calling one of our centers (Source: Science Friday).. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prospective study of the frequency and size distribution of polyps missed by colonoscopy. AU - Hixson, L. J.. AU - Fennerty, M (Brian). AU - Sampliner, R. E.. AU - McGee, D.. AU - Garewal, H.. PY - 1990/11/21. Y1 - 1990/11/21. N2 - An important determinant in interpreting the results of colorectal polyp chemoprevention trials is the rate of polyps missed during colonoscopic examination. We prospectively examined 90 patients by tandem colonoscopy performed by two alternating examiners. In 69 (76.7%) patients, 221 neoplastic lesions were documented histologically. Of a total of 58 lesions detected in 31 patients, no neoplastic lesion greater than or equal to 10 mm in size was missed; 16% of diminutive (≤5 mm) neoplastic polyps and 12.3% of mediumsized (6-9 mm) neoplastic polyps were missed by the first examiner. We conclude that an experienced colonoscopist will miss about 15% of colorectal neoplastic polyps less than 10 mm in size in the setting of adequate bowel preparation. ...
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Most cases of colon cancer could be prevented with regular colonoscopies. Unfortunately, 1 out of 3 adults between 50 and 75 years of age are not getting recommended screenings. Why are so many men and women taking chances with their colon health? According to surveys and studies, the bowel preparation is one of the biggest reasons that people choose to say "no" to a colonoscopy. What these individuals dont know is that colonoscopy prep has changed dramatically in the past decade, and its all for the better! New preparation methods, innovative preparation foods and a prep-day menu makeover has helped make the colonoscopy more approachable than ever before. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so lets learn more about how colonoscopy preparation has improved over the years.. Same-Day Preparation Method vs. Split-Dose Preparation ...
Russ Nichols, M.D., has been performing colonoscopies at Pioneer Memorial Hospital (PMH) since 2008. According to Dr. Nichols, some people avoid getting a colonoscopy because theyre worried that its a painful, intrusive procedure. In actuality, he says, a colonoscopy is a simple, painless procedure that can help a person avoid serious problems in the future.. To schedule a colonoscopy at Pioneer Memorial Hospital please contact your Primary Care Provider.. You should consider having a colonoscopy if you:. ...
Dr. Wallapak Tavanapong and Dr. Johnny Wong received a 3-year grant ($899,354) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, for Improving Colonoscopy Quality through Automated Monitoring. This grant is a partnership with Mayo Clinic and Indiana University as a translation research grant, intended to put into practice theoretical results achieved within the past five years of research. Drs.
So im sure most of us Crohns disease people have had colonoscopies and have heard the risks of a colonoscopy but never throught any of them would happen to you becuase of how small the risks are. So guess what happend to me?! I went for my regular colonoscopy last Wenesday at one of the top hospitals for treating Crohns disease and went to my GI doctor who has been amazing at treating my Crohns and i get colonoscopies once a year so i know what to expect before, during and after. This time after they completed the colonoscopy i went home and felt pretty normal. Then a few hours later my stomach was in HORRIBLE pain.. i could hardley stand straight, it hurt to go to the bathroom. So i called my doctor who did the procedure and he said to go to the local ER so i did. They ended up getting me in quickly becuase i had a tempurature of 102 and chills with bad pain. They did a Cat Scan and found that i had a perforation ( tear) from the colonoscopy either from taking the biopsys or from the scope ...
Madhusudhan R. Sanaka, MD, FASGE, FACG, from the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA describes this Original Article, Adenoma detection rate in high-risk patients differs from that in average-risk patients. The focus of this study was to determine and compare adenoma detection rates (ADRs) in high-risk versus average-risk individuals undergoing colonoscopy at…
Colorectal cancer is the most preventable major cancer in Minnesota. Colonoscopy is the most effective way to exam the lining of the rectum and colon and removes small polyps before they turn cancerous. It is recommended for the average risk people starting at age 50 and every 10 years after that. Although more and more people had the colonoscopy in the past decade, many people in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas are still behind their schedule based the guideline. The bowel preparation is still the No. 1 barrier to getting a colonoscopy. If patients dont properly do the bowel preparation, doctors will easily miss the precancerous growth in their colon. An easier prep could improve the colonoscopy screening rates and potentially save lives.. Golytely was the original bowel prep solution which contained MiraLAX (polyethlene glycol or PEG). It requires drinking a full gallon of plain-tasting liquid to induce diarrhea. The GoLytely solution also can have side effects, such as abdominal pain, ...
This procedure allows us to directly examine the mucosa (lining) of the rectum, colon and terminal ileum (final part of the small intestine). These are common locations of many important gastrointestinal diseases such as colorectal cancer, colonic polyps, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis).. Colonoscopy requires the bowel to be cleared to provide us with the best possible views of the mucosa and is performed under sedation. During colonoscopy, we are able to diagnose abnormalities by direct inspection and confirm the findings by biopsy and microscopic examination. Additionally, we are also able to treat some abnormalities such as polyps by removing them, thus reducing the subsequent risk of bowel cancer... Teresa, Bruce, Richard, Gary and Catherine believe in performing the highest quality colonoscopy and are founding members of Quality Endoscopy New Zealand.. Colonoscopy is performed at Southern Cross Endoscopy.. Information for those ...
Mechanics of a Colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy, a GI doctor inserts a flexible tube called a colonoscope into the rectum and extends it to the farthest point in the large intestine known as the cecum. The colonoscope is equipped with a tiny camera that transmits live video to a monitor. As the tube is withdrawn, the doctor examines the colon wall for adenomas and removes suspicious growths.. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the primary indicator of the quality of a colonoscopy procedure because adenoma removal is associated with decreased colon cancer risk. Therefore, any method or device that enhances a physicians ability to detect polyps or lesions has the potential to lower colon cancer incidence.. The Endocuff was designed to smooth out folds in the colon wall and help maintain colonoscope stability during withdrawal. Another quality measure of an effective colonoscopy is withdrawal time, the number of minutes it takes for a physician to view the colon from cecum to rectum. The Endocuff ...
Mechanics of a Colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy, a GI doctor inserts a flexible tube called a colonoscope into the rectum and extends it to the farthest point in the large intestine known as the cecum. The colonoscope is equipped with a tiny camera that transmits live video to a monitor. As the tube is withdrawn, the doctor examines the colon wall for adenomas and removes suspicious growths.. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the primary indicator of the quality of a colonoscopy procedure because adenoma removal is associated with decreased colon cancer risk. Therefore, any method or device that enhances a physicians ability to detect polyps or lesions has the potential to lower colon cancer incidence.. The Endocuff was designed to smooth out folds in the colon wall and help maintain colonoscope stability during withdrawal. Another quality measure of an effective colonoscopy is withdrawal time, the number of minutes it takes for a physician to view the colon from cecum to rectum. The Endocuff ...
A gastroenterologist (GI) uses a lighted, flexible tube called a colonoscope that has a small video camera attached to the tip, allowing the GI doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. GI doctors can also sample tissue and/or remove polyps in the colon during a colonoscopy.. Men and women who are at average risk for colon cancer are advised to schedule regular colonoscopies starting at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans), and continue to get a colonoscopy at 10-year intervals thereafter to screen for colon cancer. Patients who have a family history of colon cancer, have inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) or other risk factors for colon cancer may be advised to be screened earlier or at increased frequency.. Preparing for a Colonoscopy. Thorough cleansing of the entire bowel is essential for effective results so there will not be a need for retesting. Instructions for doing this will be given by your physician, but this can include a combination of the ...
Colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be taken out [1]. Colonoscopy is indicated for the diagnostic evaluation of signs and symptoms of a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders, for therapeutic interventions and also can be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum [2]. In terms of diagnostically and therapeutically, patient has (past or in present) abdominal, intestinal or rectal symptoms such as; Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GIB), abdominal pain, iron deficiency anemia, unexplained changes in bowel habits (e.g., chronic constipation and diarrhea), polyps, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and unexplained weight loss. Therefore, the assessment of these symptoms and ...
This report is the first study to compare Medicare claims, medical records, and self report as data sources for measuring colorectal endoscopy use in the Medicare population. We undertook this study primarily to answer the question of whether Medicare claims can be used to measure colorectal cancer test use. Our findings support the validity of Medicare claims as a data source for measuring colorectal endoscopy. There was substantial agreement between claims and medical records in ascertaining colorectal endoscopy use, with agreement better for colonoscopy than sigmoidoscopy. The fact that the concordance for colonoscopy is greater than for sigmoidoscopy may be due to factors related to the study protocol rather than to higher accuracy of data for colonoscopy per se. For this study, if we had a claim for a test but no evidence of it in the medical record, we accessed procedure reports from the performing physician for the most recent procedure. Since few enrollees will have a sigmoidoscopy after ...
Recent studies at Mayo Clinics campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low.. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition imaging tools in 2,400 individuals undergoing a screening colonoscopy at the clinic led to an adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 25 percent in women and 41 percent in men. Current national guidelines set the benchmark ADR at 15 percent in women and 25 percent in men for individuals at average risk of colorectal cancer - those without a family history or symptoms of the cancer.. Adenomas are potentially precancerous polyps, and ADR is defined as the percentage of screened patients with at least one adenoma detected. So, a 15 percent ADR in women means 15 of 100 women screened were found to have at least one potentially precancerous polyp.. "Our study suggests that national benchmarks may be too low given our increasing ability to find polyps using the high-definition colonoscopy tools that a majority of ...
The researchers found that 42 percent of all adenomas and 27 percent of advanced adenomas were missed because of poor bowel prep. Because of that, "follow-up examination within one year should be considered," says study lead author Benjamin Lebwohl, M.D., at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.. In conducting the study, researchers reviewed the bowel preparation quality of 12,787 patients who underwent colonoscopy at Columbia University Medical Center over the course of roughly two years. They found preparation quality was either poor or fair for 24 percent - or about 3,000 - of the patients.. Among those with inadequate bowel preparation, 17 percent needed a repeat colonoscopy within three years. The repeat procedures (with proper bowel preparation) uncovered 198 precancerous polyps. Of those polyps, 83 were only spotted during the follow-up colonoscopy -- revealing a miss rate of 42 percent.. For the colonoscopies repeated in less than one year, the miss rate for adenomas was ...
Colonoscopy does NOT prevent cancer. According to an article from the New York Times, the patients in all the studies had at least one adenoma detected on colonoscopy but did not have cancer. They developed cancer in the next few years, however, at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening.. Another research study published in 2006 concluded that the screened patients in all of the studies developed colorectal cancer at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening in the next few years, even though all found polyps had been removed.. Colonoscopy is a scam. Colonoscopy is a scam to make doctors and pharmaceutical industry rich. The AMA has planned to make colonoscopy screening a policy for preventative care when it is an unnecessary invasive procedure.. Radiation levels from a single virtual colonoscopy are similar to the atomic bomb exposure in Hiroshima, even though, according to The National Cancer Institute: "Whether ...
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that visually examines the entire colon with a videoscope. The inside of the colon is then examined for any abnormalities that may exist. During this procedure, polyps may be safely removed. It is recommended that all individuals above age 50 have a colonoscopy procedure done every 10 years until age 75.. ...
HealthNewsDigest.com) - DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 4, 2014 - Studies have confirmed that screening for colon cancer is a contributing factor to declining colon cancer death rates. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), representing the doctors who specialize in colon cancer screening, recommends that, starting at age 50, everyone should have a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer, even if they have no symptoms and lead a healthy lifestyle. Screening should begin sooner if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps or if other risk factors are present.. "Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers because the majority of colon cancers arise from precancerous growths in the colon called polyps, which can be found during a colonoscopy screening exam and removed before they turn into cancer," said Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FASGE, president, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. "Often times, people ...
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women. The incidence and mortality rate of the disease have been declining over the past two decades because of early detection and treatment. Screening in persons at average risk should begin at 50 years of age; the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine screening after 75 years of age. Options for screening include high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing annually, flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years with high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing every three years, or colonoscopy every 10 years. In 2012, the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated its surveillance guidelines to promote the appropriate use of colonoscopy resources and reduce harms from delayed or unnecessary procedures; these guidelines provide recommendations for when to repeat colonoscopy based on findings. Adenomatous and serrated polyps have malignant potential and warrant early surveillance colonoscopy. Patients with
The drug will make the patient unconscious and does not feel anything. A colonoscopy procedure will run for at least 20 minutes. After that the patient requires approximately 60 minutes to recover from the anesthetic. Patients will feel bloated and often fart for a few hours after the procedure to remove the gas in usus. If colonoscopy is intended to raise the polyp, then after the surgery, the patient needs to undergo a specific diet for some time ...
Colonoscopy is a video examination of the colon. The video camera and the colonoscope, like any other video camera, cannot see through solids. Therefore, the colon must be thoroughly cleansed to provide the doctor the best opportunity possible for a thorough and detailed examination.Be sure to pick up and read your written bowel preparation instructions at least several days before your colonoscopy. Go over the instructions and make sure you have all of the materials needed to complete the preparation.The most effective bowel preparations involve split dosing of the laxatives, in which half of the preparation is taken on the morning of the examination, usually 4 to 5 hours before the time of the scheduled colonoscopy, and completed at least 2 to 3 hours before that time. If you are scheduled at 7 or 8 in the morning, this will mean getting up very early to take the second half of the preparation. If the instructions call for split dosing, do not alter the timing of the doses. It is worth the ...
APPROVAL FOR THE COLOGUARD. COLOGUARD IS INTENDED FOR THE QUALITATIVE DETECTION OF COLORECTAL NEOPLASIA ASSOCIATED DNA MARKERS AND FOR THE PRESENCE OF OCCULT HEMOGLOBIN IN HUMAN STOOL. A POSITIVE RESULT MAY INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF COLORECTAL CANCER (CRC) OR ADVANCED ADENOMA (AA) AND SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY DIAGNOSTIC COLONOSCOPY. COLOGUARD IS INDICATED TO SCREEN ADULTS OF EITHER SEX, 50 YEARS OR OLDER, WHO ARE AT TYPICAL AVERAGE-RISK FOR CRC. COLOGUARD IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR DIAGNOSTIC COLONOSCOPY OR SURVEILLANCE COLONOSCOPY IN HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS ...
TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) - Adding surveillance to fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening reduces colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality and increases colonoscopy demand, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.. Marjolein J.E. Greuter, Ph.D., from VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues examined the additional benefit of colonoscopy surveillance in a screening setting among asymptomatic individuals aged 55 to 75 years without a prior CRC diagnosis in a microsimulation using the Adenoma and Serrated pathway to Colorectal Cancer model. The authors compared FIT screening with colonoscopy surveillance performed according to Dutch guidelines with no screening or surveillance.. The researchers found that there was a 50.4 percent reduction in CRC mortality for FIT screening without surveillance versus no screening or surveillance. Addition of surveillance to FIT screening reduced mortality by an additional 1.7 to 52.1 percent, ...
This information tends to be quite fragmented in the EHRs which are often organized under categories like lab results, radiology, cardiology, notes, etc. Reports of a colonoscopy procedure may be found under the notes section and the results of the biopsy done during the colonoscopy may be under the lab results section with no hyperlink between the two. Recommendations from the gastroenterologist who did the colonoscopy may be found under the letter to patient section. Collecting this information from the EHR can take a lot of mouse clicks and several minutes depending on the user interface and various hardware, software, database and networking variables. This is time well-spent as this information can give one a diagnosis or at least guide our approach to care ...
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice standards for elective colonoscopy procedures performed throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).. ...
The review has found strong evidence that colonoscopy is an effective diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Colonoscopy prevents colorectal cancer from developing in many at-risk patients through the identification and removal of pre-malignant tumours; it assists in the identification of malignant tumours at an earlier disease stage; and it is colon-sparing in some patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The effectiveness of colonoscopy in reducing risk of neoplasia is dependent on a range of factors, including appropriate timing of the procedure. Diagnostic yield is significantly lower in asymptomatic patients who are not at increased risk of colorectal cancer ...
In endoscopy, which is carried out in order to determine the disease in the stomach by inspecting the stomach or carrying out a biopsy, a medical instrument is inserted through the mouth into the stomach, and the instrument is taken out after the procedure. In colonoscopy, which is carried out in order to determine the disease in the colons by inspecting the inside of the intestine or carrying out a biopsy, an instrument is inserted through the anus into the intestines, and the instrument is taken out after the procedure. In colonoscopy, almost always, and in endoscopy generally some water is sent into the body through the instrument in order to clean the area to be inspected.. Although endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound from the anus or vagina do not mean eating or drinking, they invalidate fasting because water is generally sent into the body through the instrument. However, if water, oil or any other thing that has the quality of food does not enter into digestive system during those ...
The evidence that colonoscopy prevents incident CRCs and reduces the consequent mortality from CRC is indirect but substantial. No prospective randomized controlled trial, comparing colonoscopy with no screening, has been carried out. However in a randomized controlled trial, involving only 800 patients, in which flexible sigmoidoscopy with colonoscopy carried out for any polyp detected was compared with no screening, the screening strategy resulted in an 80% reduction in the incidence of CRC (71). In addition, at the University of Minnesota, a randomized controlled trial was carried out comparing annual vs. biennial fecal occult blood testing with rehydration with no screening. Screening resulted in a 20% incidence reduction in CRC, which appeared to have resulted from detection of large adenomas by fecal occult blood testing and subsequent colonoscopy and polypectomy (72). Cohort studies involving patients, who have undergone colonoscopy and polypectomy with apparent clearance of colonic ...
Thank you for your interest in learning more about your upcoming colonoscopy. The following sections provide information about the procedure, how it is performed and why it is important.. Colonoscopy allows a gastroenterologist to examine the entire length of the large intestine. The procedure is used as a method of routine or diagnostic screening for colon cancer. It is also used to explore causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea and other intestinal issues.. During the procedure, the gastroenterologist uses a lighted, flexible tube called a colonoscope that has a small video camera attached to the tip. Using the instrument, the doctor can view the interior of the colon and can remove colon polyps of suspicious tissue for further laboratory evaluation.. Men and women who are at average risk for colon cancer are advised to schedule regular colonoscopies beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans) and at 10-year intervals thereafter. As of May ...
Thank you for your interest in learning more about your upcoming colonoscopy. The following sections provide information about the procedure, how it is performed and why it is important.. Colonoscopy allows a gastroenterologist to examine the entire length of the large intestine. The procedure is used as a method of routine or diagnostic screening for colon cancer. It is also used to explore causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea and other intestinal issues.. During the procedure, the gastroenterologist uses a lighted, flexible tube called a colonoscope that has a small video camera attached to the tip. Using the instrument, the doctor can view the interior of the colon and can remove colon polyps of suspicious tissue for further laboratory evaluation.. Men and women who are at average risk for colon cancer are advised to schedule regular colonoscopies beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans) and at 10-year intervals thereafter. As of May ...
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Screening colonoscopies for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly patients, a new study in Cary finds. Of all the screening methods for colon cancer, a colonoscopy is considered the gold standard because it not only finds, but also removes, cancerous and precancerous lesions.
When it comes to colorectal cancer, screening is prevention.. By Laurie Wertich. Michele Cofield, a 68-year-old retired schoolteacher from Buffalo, New York, is what you might consider a rule follower. She wears her seatbelt every time she gets in the car, undergoes regular mammograms, eats a healthy diet, and even remembers to schedule her 10-year follow-up colonoscopy. And its a good thing too because last July that 10-year colonoscopy revealed a 4 centimeter tumor at the base of her large intestine. After a biopsy indicated that the tumor was malignant, she was diagnosed with Stage I colorectal cancer and underwent surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to remove it.. Michele was lucky. Thanks to routine screening colonoscopy, the cancer was found early before it had a chance to spread. "I am a success story for screening colonoscopy," Michele insists. "I scheduled my colonoscopy on time. I was not expecting to find malignancy in my colon, but it was there and it had been for a ...
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Colonoscopy is the procedure of choice for the detection of intraluminal metachronous CRCs. Pooled data from studies selected for this review (Supplementary Tables 1 and 2) show that approximately two-thirds of metachronous cancers are asymptomatic, TNM stage I or II (or Dukes stage A or B), and reoperated with curative intent. Data from population-based registries suggest that metachronous CRCs are being diagnosed at earlier stages, possibly reflecting the effect of increased surveillance (48, 65). The cumulative incidence of metachronous cancers of the colon and rectum is estimated to be about 0.3-0.35% per year (5, 60, 66), presenting at any time, even decades after the index malignancy (4, 18, 19, 20, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 55, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80). All colorectal segments are at increased risk for a metachronous cancer, although some studies suggest that among older survivors, the risk remains elevated only in the proximal colon (81). Thus, postoperative ...
Learn why doctors perform colonoscopy, how you prepare for it, what to expect during and after colonoscopy, and the risks of colonoscopy.
However, according to Dr. Gross, the "Third Eye Retroscope" can help improve detection of colon polyps and reduce the reported miss rates of polyps ranging from 12 to 24 percent occuring during routine colonoscopy. The colon is actually about four feet long with curves and folds. "Polyps and cancers can sometimes be missed in a routine colonoscopy if they are hidden within the folds of the colon wall. This new technology helps us to look backward as well as forward during the colonoscopy exam so that we can examine the colon more thoroughly ...
Most people dont look forward to their first colonoscopy procedure. But this important exam not only screens for cancer, it can also help prevent it from developing. Learn about the new guidelines and tips on how to make your colon prep as easy as possible.
Two of the largest studies yet of virtual colonoscopy show the experimental technique works just as well at spotting potentially cancerous growths as the more invasive method. Its also quicker and cheaper.X-ray colonoscopy may be more available soon - CNN.com See also The Princeton Longevity Center for 3-D Virtual Colonoscopy and The Rise of the…
It is easy to take our loved ones for granted, isnt it? Sometimes we spend less time showing our care and concern for our closest family and friends because we know they will always be there. But the truth is, we must take the time to express our true feelings because there are no guarantees in our changing world. There are also no guarantees when it comes to good health.. One way that you can show family members or friends that you care is by scheduling a screening colonoscopy for them in the month of March. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of colon cancer education and prevention. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, but only 2 out of every 3 adults in the United States who are eligible for a colonoscopy are choosing to be screened. Because of this, colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States among men and women, and it affects one in 20 Americans.. There are many other types of colon screenings ...
Prolonged constipation, bleeding lesions from anus, pain in lower tummy, persistent diarrhea, and change in your bowel habits might be linked with the problems in your large intestine or colon. [...] ...
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Patients high-risk for colorectal cancer benefit most from surveillance colonoscopy, according to a study published in Gastroenterology (2010 Jun;138(7):2292-9, 2299.e1).
Colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy is critically important to ensure effective colonoscopy for colon cancer screening, which is now widespread in Nort
Healthy her entire life, Ellen Smith had always followed her doctors recommendations. "Every year I received a card in the mail, saying I was due for an annual PAP smear and exam, and I had gone to those appointments religiously," Ellen said. Yet ever since Ellen had turned 50, her physician had stressed how important it is to follow the colorectal cancer screening guidelines and get a colonoscopy, since risk does increase with age. As life sometimes gets in the way, several years passed by and Ellen still had not had her baseline colonoscopy screening. In 2012, having no obvious signs of colon issues except for constipation, Ellen decided to finally schedule her screening. "I was 56 when I went in for my first colonoscopy, and there was a problem right away," Ellen said. "The gastroenterologist, Dr. Rami Abbass, couldnt do the routine colonoscopy because there was such a tight blockage." ...
How long before a colonoscopy should I stop eating - Im getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking? Ask your doctor. You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isnt, you should ask. Good luck.
The role of aspirin in increasing the risk of clinically significant post-polypectomy bleeding is unclear.. In this study, physicians from the United States determined whether aspirin use prior to colonoscopy increases the risk of clinically significant post-polypectomy bleeding.. The team performed a case-control study of patients with clinically significant post-polypectomy bleeding. The control group was made up of matched patients who had undergone polypectomy without any complications. The team collected data on age, gender, recent use of aspirin or NSAIDs, polyp characteristics, and polypectomy technique. During the study period, 20,636 patients underwent colonoscopy with polypectomy; 101 patients presented with clinically significant post-polypectomy bleeding. The team excluded 20 patients from analysis because of prior anticoagulant use. They matched the remaining 81 patients with 81 patients who had undergone colonoscopy without complications. The physicians found that the 2 two groups ...
Colonoscopy is an effective technique for evaluating and, in many cases, improving your digestive health. The term "colonoscopy" means looking inside the colon. It is a procedure performed by a gastroenterologist, who are well-trained and certified subspecialists.. The colon, or large bowel, is the last portion of your digestive or GI tract. It starts at the cecum, which attaches to the end of the small intestine, and it ends at the rectum and anus. The colon is a hollow tube, about five feet long, and its main function is to store unabsorbed food products prior to their elimination.. The instrument that is used to look inside the colon is the colonoscope, which is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and a light on the end. By adjusting the various controls on the colonoscope, the gastroenterologist can carefully guide the instrument in any direction to look at the inside of the colon. The high quality picture from the colonoscope is shown on a TV monitor, and gives a clear, ...
This was a prospective, randomised study conducted from 22/JUN/2007 until 4/DEC/2007, approved by the Silesian Ethics Commission, conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Written, informed consent was obtained from all patients. Patients were recruited from the national colorectal cancer screening programme. The programme inclusion criteria were: age 50-65 or 40-65 years if CRC occurred in a first-degree relative, without any symptoms such as gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhoea or constipation during last months with unknown cause, body mass loss, anaemia with unknown cause, and without colonoscopy performed in the last 10 years. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease were not included in the screening programme. The sample size was estimated assuming that the increase of ADR from approx. 18%, which was known in our centre, to 30% requires at least 198 patients for each group with 80% statistical power and a significance level of 0.05 (two-sided). The primary outcome measure ...
If you are having a colonoscopy, you will need to take a solution called Moviprep to completely clear your bowel before the procedure.. Moviprep is a flavoured powder that makes a solution when mixed with water to cleanse your colon. It has a laxative action, clearing the bowel so that it is clean and empty.. It is very important that you have a cleansed bowel for your colonoscopy so that any abnormalities in your bowel can be seen by the nurse or doctor performing the procedure.. Instruction leaflets for Moviprep will be sent with your appointment letter and can also be found below. Please contact the endoscopy pre-assessment team if you have any questions about taking your bowel preparation. ...
Melode Dickerson and Gregory Dickerson v. Florias Andrew Morfesis, M.D., Kelly Marie Van Fossen, D.O., and Owen Drive Surgical Clinic of Fayetteville, PLLC. (13-CvS-3475, Cumberland County, NC). Melode Dickerson, a 50-year-old woman, underwent a routine colonoscopy that revealed a suspicious-looking polyp that could not be completely excised during the colonoscopy procedure. Melode was referred to Dr. Florias Morfesis for performance of a partial colectomy (removal of a portion of the colon) at the location of the polyp. Melode underwent this surgical procedure without event at Cape Fear Valley Hospital, and was discharged from the hospital one day after the procedure despite laboratory signs trending in the wrong direction and difficulty urinating.. Melode returned to the hospital approximately 8 hours after her discharge and complained of severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and inability to urinate. Melode was directly admitted to the hospital by Dr. Morfesis colleague, Dr. Van Fossen ...
Facts More than two million colonoscopies are performed each year in the United states. Most of them are performed on an outpatient basis. Can be performed for screening, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes. Coding can be challenging, especially those procedures that include biopsy and polyp removal. Accurate assignment of colonoscopy procedure codes depends on the documentation of the procedure performed and the technique used to perform the procedure. Outpatient place of service codes - 22 for outpatient facility, 24 for ambulatory surgery center. Can be performed in office (place of service 11, but NOT recommended). Screening is self explanatory. Routine service screening for cancer. Diagnostic procedures include abnormal rectal exams, blood in stool, severe pain or discomfort, chronic diarrhea or change in bowel habits, weight loss or anemia. Could also be for family or personal history of colon cancer or polyps. Examples of therapeutic procedures include colonoscopies performed for polyp
I would have to agree. The virtual colon is a screening tool. I happen to do CT and do this exam. It is a good tool if you are unable to have a colonoscopy. Like if you have a bleeding disorder, but as far as the results for people with CD I would have to say that I would still opt or the real thing. A lot of times it is hard to tell if what we are seeing is fecal material or a polyp. And if it is something you have still have to have the scope to bx it or evaluate it. Also I have not seen a case where a spot of inflamation has been seen like you would in a regular colonoscopy. Which I have found from personal experiance can indicate a fistula starting ...
If the perforation is large and visible enough to be a threat, a surgery is most preferred option by doctors to sew-up or close the tear. For comparatively smaller sized tears and punctures, surgery isnt required and the treatment can be done with antibiotics, bowel rest, and careful monitoring.. Bleeding. Colonoscopy-related bleeding happens because of the mucosal lacerations (wound or cut in the esophagus lining) due to the colonoscope. Bleeding is the most common side-effects faced in colonoscopy even though it occurs in about one per thousand colonoscopic instances. Treatment of the bleeding can be done during the test, but in most of the cases, it is left to heal up on its own. When a polyp (abnormal tissue growth) is cut out using polypectomy, a possibility of 30 to 50 percent is expected for bleeding to occur anywhere from 2 days to a week after doing the colonoscopy. Treatment is essentially required in cases where the lacerations are severe.. Postploypectomy Burn ...
Surveillance colonoscopy is effective and cost-effective when targeted to high-risk patients, according to new research from a University of Michigan physician.
A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant test, according to a study between the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Why would you want to be doped up and knocked out during a colonoscopy? For that matter, why would you want to have a colonoscopy at all? As to the…
Medically Reviewed by Deepak Chowdhary, MD. Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms until its too late. McLeod Gastroenterologist Deepak Chowdhary, MD explains the risk factors you may have and why a regular colonoscopy is important for everyone:. Here is a summary of Dr. Chowdharys comments:. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men, after prostate and lung cancer. And second most common in women, after breast cancer.. In the world, there are 1.2 million cases of colon cancer annually and 600,000 people die annually of colon cancer. In the U.S. we have 132,000 cases of colon cancer diagnosed every year. Out of that, about 50,000 will die annually.. The symptoms that most people feel are a change in bowel habits, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, and weight loss. Yet, most of the time there are no symptoms. Its a silent disease.. If you have the symptoms, the disease may already have advanced. So the important thing is to be checked before the symptoms appear.. The most ...
A 65 y-old male undergoes a screening colonoscopy which reveals a 2cm polyp. The histopathology reveals an adenomatous polyp with no atypical cells. The most appropriate follow up for this patient is : A) Colonoscopy at 10 yrs B) Colonoscopy at 5 yrs and then every 5 yrs C) Colonoscopy at 3 yrs and then…
Results: Patients demographic data were not different in both groups. The operation time was longer in the intraoperative colonoscopy group than in preoperative tattooing group (187.1 ±54.1 vs. 157.4 ±45.0, p=0.001), and the time to first postoperative flatus was shorter in the preoperative tattooing group than in the intraoperative colonoscopy group (1.9 ± 0.9 vs. 2.7 ± 1.2, p=0.001). The inaccurate tattooing was observed during the operation in 10 patients (9.6%), and intraoperative colonoscopic localizations were done in these patients. The type of tattooing inks was the significant factor for ten inaccurate preoperative tattooing for tumor localization (p=0.019). ...
Barretts esophagus. • Acid reflux. • Blood in stools. • Celiac disease. • Colon cancer·. • Colon polyps. • Diarrhea. • GERD. • Hemorrhoids. • Inflammatory Bowel Disease. • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). • Ulcers. Understanding Colonoscopy. Colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, as thick as your finger, into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. This instrument, called a colonoscope, has its own lens and light source and it allows your doctor to view images on a video monitor.. Why is colonoscopy recommended?. Colonoscopy may be recommended as a screening test for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Annually, approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States and 50,000 people die from the disease. It has been estimated that increased awareness and ...
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Results of the 2008 Canadian research study appeared to focus on the importance to ensure that doctors received thorough training in performing colonoscopies, says Dr. Bernard Levin, professor of gastrointestinal medicine and nutrition and vice president of cancer prevention at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.. According to Dr. Levin, only 30 percent of the colonoscopies were performed by gastroenterologists who were specifically trained to perform the procedure. The remaining colonoscopies were done by general surgeons or technicians who may or may not had received previous and adequate training in this field, he adds.. "It is not just a question of sticking a tube into the colon and looking around - its not that simple. You have to have some training, and that training has to be specific," Dr. Levin says.. Dr. Brooks adds that the study has its drawbacks, because it looked at people who had received a colonoscopy at some earlier point, and died of colon cancer. ...
Patients with an increased risk of having colorectal cancer (CRC) should have priority on the colonoscopy list. To investigate whether presenting symptoms of patients referred for colonoscopy could help in identifying patients with an increased
Colonoscopy is used to view the inside of your lower digestive tract (colon and rectum). It can help screen for colon cancer and can also help find the source of abdominal pain, bleeding, and changes in bowel habits. The test is usually done in the hospital on an outpatient basis. During the exam, the doctor can remove a small tissue sample (a biopsy) for testing. Small growths such as polyps may also be removed during a colonoscopy.. ...
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hi..my doctor has come to the conclusion i have IBS ...after not showing any signs of chrons in a colonoscopy test ...I have every symptom of chrons however ..ab. pain ..bowel changes ..bloating..pain ...
Hi I have a query in relation to what doctors are looking for when diagnosing IBD. In the last few months I have been experiencing diaorhea, stomach pains and have lost weight. I had a ct scan that showed inflammation of the colon and and had a colonoscopy last week. The nurse informed me that erythemas was found on my colon. I am confused, and slightly concerned. Are these signs of Crohns or colitis that are found in colonoscopy and CT ...
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I prepared the solution hours before so it would be cold which was supposed to make it easier to drink. The day prior to the colonoscopy, you are not allowed to eat anything only clear liquids. Then at 5:00 pm, the real fun starts. I removed the liquid from the refrigerator which comes in what appears to be 5 gallon containers. I grabbed a straw to start drinking. The first container has to be polished off within an hour. I took my first taste. This horrible laxative is a combination of Mr Clean combined with water from the Dead Sea. It smelled and tasted just like mop water. It was that bad. No, it was worse. I would say it tastes like shit, but having never eaten it, it is an unfair comparison. After the first gallon or so, I was gagging and could not drink, but I had to finish it in one hour. I was running behind. Finally I guzzled and fantasized that this is a form of torture, and if I survive, I win the lottery. Finally I downed the first container with the thought that 500 million was my ...
Colonoscopy is commonly used in screening for colorectal cancer. A refined technique of colonoscopy involving the use of water as the sole modality to a
Well, I just got back from my colonoscopy, and it was totally normal. Even my doctor seemed surprised. Good news, for sure, but Im feeling oddly...disappointed? I know that sounds weird, but basically this clear colonoscopy puts me in the same place I was before - not knowing if I have or had a severe infection or if I have Crohns. I guess thats why Im disappointed. I very much wanted to be help to get on with my life one way or another, and now Im still stuck in limbo waiting for my biopsies to come back and monitoring my symptoms until something does or does not happen again. Any insight or support would be appreciated. Im sure I sound strangely ungrateful about getting good news ...
Screening, surveillance and diagnostic indications for colonoscopy are based on guidelines from a variety of specialty societies and government organizations. The source for each of the indications listed above is indicated by the referenced citation. Generally speaking, screening refers to an effort or program which is used to detect a condition in an asymptomatic individual so that early detection and treatment can be provided for those who test positive for the condition. Surveillance refers to the systematic identification and evaluation of individuals considered to be at increased-risk for the occurrence or recurrence of a condition or disease (for example; colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps. Diagnostic testing is typically done to confirm or rule out a condition in an individual who is symptomatic or who, for some other reason, is believed to have a specific condition. Several organizations have published recommendations for colorectal cancer screening and provided guidance on when ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Test performance of immunologic fecal occult blood testing and sigmoidoscopy compared with primary colonoscopy screening for colorectal advanced adenomas. AU - Khalid-de Bakker, C.A.. AU - Jonkers, D.M.A.E.. AU - Sanduleanu, S.. AU - de Bruine, A.P.. AU - Meijer, G.A.. AU - Janssen, J. B.. AU - van Engeland, M.. AU - Stockbrügger, R.W.. AU - Masclee, A.A.M.. PY - 2011/10. Y1 - 2011/10. N2 - Given the current increase in colorectal cancer screening, information on performance of screening tests is needed, especially in groups with a presumed lower test performance. We compared test performance of immunologic fecal occult blood testing (FIT) and pseudosigmoidoscopy with colonoscopy for detection of advanced adenomas in an average risk screening population. In addition, we explored the influence of gender, age, and location on test performance. FIT was collected prior to colonoscopy with a 50 ng/mL cutoff point. FIT results and complete colonoscopy findings were available from 329 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prospective comparison of air-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy in patients with fecal occult blood. T2 - A pilot study. AU - Rockey, Don C.. AU - Koch, Johannes. AU - Yee, Judy. AU - McQuaid, Kenneth R.. AU - Halvorsen, Robert A.. PY - 2004/12/1. Y1 - 2004/12/1. N2 - The utility of air-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy for evaluation of the colon has been debated. Air-contrast barium enema is less expensive and invasive than colonoscopy, but it also is less sensitive and specific. Further, although air-contrast barium enema may be less painful than colonoscopy, it often is poorly tolerated by patients. Thus, this study compared the sensitivity and the specificity of air-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy for detection of colonic lesions in patients with fecal occult blood. Over a 30-month period, patients with fecal occult blood were recruited. Patients underwent standard air-contrast barium enema, followed by colonoscopy 7 to 14 days later. Colonoscopists were ...
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Background and aims: Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) is used to differentiate between neoplastic and non-neoplastic colorectal polyps during colonoscopy. We aimed to assess the accuracy of two endoscopists starting to use real-time pCLE for differentiation of colorectal polyps and to determine the negative predictive value (NPV) for neoplasia in ... read more polyps ≤ 5 mm. Methods: Patients undergoing colonoscopy in a tertiary hospital were included in this prospective trial. After a training session, two colonoscopists assessed 50 polyps between August 2012 and April 2014. They sequentially used narrow-band imaging (NBI) and real-time pCLE to differentiate non-adenomatous, adenomatous, and carcinomatous polyps during colonoscopy. Histologic diagnosis by a gastrointestinal pathologist was the gold standard. Results were compared to post-hoc pCLE by a panel of gastroenterologists and pathologists. Results: The accuracy of real-time pCLE was 76 %, compared to 73 % for NBI, and ...
Colorectal cancer causes significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. The incidence of colorectal cancer can be reduced with increasing efforts directed at mass screening of average-risk adults 50 years and older. Currently, fecal occult blood test and flexible sigmoidoscopy have the highest levels of evidence to support their use for colorectal cancer screening. Colonoscopy does not have a proven colorectal cancer mortality benefit, but it does have the greatest single-test accuracy, and it is the final test in the pathway to evaluate and treat patients with other abnormal screening tests. Double-contrast barium enema has sparse data of effectiveness. Computed tomographic colonography, fecal DNA testing, and Pillcam Colon are promising tests that need further study before they can be recommended for widespread screening. Routine screening should continue until 75 years of age. There is good evidence that fiber and antioxidants are not effective for primary prevention of colorectal cancer;
Most colorectal cancers evolve from colorectal adenomatous polyps in a pathway known as the adenoma to carcinoma sequence. Early detection and removal of colorectal adenomas can prevent the development of colorectal cancer. The vast majority of these polyps can be resected endoscopically. Advances in endoscopic resection techniques have led to expanded indications for endoscopic polypectomy, whereby giant polyps, scarred lesions and early cancers may be cured. We will outline conventional endoscopic mucosal resection techniques as well as more complex resection methods such as endoscopic submucosal dissection, full thickness resection and the use of combined endoscopic and laparoscopic assisted approaches to resection. We will also explore the role of a virtual multidisciplinary team to aid decision-making when managing large and complex colorectal polyps. This review will provide an update on the endoscopic management of colorectal polyps and highlight exciting new developments in this ...
Treatment of As the name implies, solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition in which, typically, a single ulcer occurs in the rectum - producing signs such as rectal bleeding and straining when you pass bowel movements, In some cases, solitary rectal ulcer syndrome can result in more than one lesion or in lesions that arent ulcers, such as polyp-like masses. This rare and poorly understood disorder occurs in people with chronic constipation and may be due to injury to the rectum. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome affects an estimated one in 100,000 people and can be recurrent, Because solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is rare, its best diagnosed and treated by a specialist in disorders of the colon and rectum. Treatments range from changing your diet and fluid intake in mild cases to medications or surgery, Rectal Ulcer, Rectal Ulcer Causes, Rectal Ulcer Definition, Rectal Ulcer Diagnosis, Rectal Ulcer Symptoms, Rectal Ulcer Treatment, Rectal Ulcer Cures, Rectal Ulcer Problem, Rectal Ulcer Complications
Diverticular disease causes symptoms similar to many other conditions, which is why it can be difficult to diagnose. If you experience symptoms associated with diverticular disease, visit your GP and they will most likely order blood tests. The results of the blood tests cannot be used to diagnose diverticular disease, but are nonetheless useful for ruling out other conditions.. If need be, a colonoscopy is used to examine the internal structure of the colon and identify diverticula. A colonoscopy involves passing a thin, flexible tube through the rectum and into the colon. These are carried out under local anaesthetic to prevent any pain or discomfort.. A barium enema X-ray may also be used to diagnose diverticular disease. Barium shows up on X-ray images, allowing doctors to see the colon clearly. The procedure involves injecting barium into a tube, which is passed up the rectum. It is not a painful procedure but some find it a little embarrassing. The stools will be coloured white for the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Selenium in the blood of patients with colorectal cancer and neoplastic polyp.. AU - Rumi, G.. AU - Imre, I.. AU - Sülle, C.. AU - Sarudi, I.. AU - Kelemen, J.. AU - Lassú, Z.. PY - 1992. Y1 - 1992. N2 - Samples of whole blood were obtained from 51 patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer as well as from 76 patients with neoplastic colorectal polyp, and from 30 healthy blood bank donors. Selenium was determined by the fluorimetric method. Significantly decreased selenium concentrations of blood samples from patients with colorectal cancer and villous adenoma were found. There was not any correlation between the blood selenium levels of patients with adenomatous polyp and the severity of dysplasia in removed polyps. The lowest mean selenium level in patients with villous adenoma indicates that selenium deficiency may be an important factor in the development of colorectal cancer arising from villous adenomas.. AB - Samples of whole blood were obtained from 51 patients ...

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  • Assuming you have chosen a physician who is board certified (who has completed specialty training and passed an examination earning certification of proficiency from an independent board), and has completed supervised training in endoscopy, it first needs to be noted that even in the best hands there is an inherent miss rate when performing colonoscopy. (iffgd.org)
  • Generally it's very tolerable, according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, but complications after colonoscopy can include bowel wall perforation, bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to sedatives. (livestrong.com)
  • Colonoscopy may be done as a follow-up exam after a positive fecal occult blood test. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Your doctor will give you more exact details about diet when you schedule your colonoscopy exam. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • With the inconvenience and expense of colonoscopy incurred, one should expect and receive a thorough examination that provides a sense of security until the follow-up screening exam is performed. (iffgd.org)
  • I will briefly present some information that may be of assistance in choosing an endoscopist that can perform a colonoscopy exam that minimizes missed lesions. (iffgd.org)
  • After the exam, the patient will be positioned on his or her left side on the colonoscopy table, which is comfortably padded. (cancerquest.org)
  • But only a colonoscopy can see the entire colon," said Williams. (wect.com)
  • After the examination, the images produced by the scanner must be processed into a 3D image, +/- a fly through (a cine program which allows the user move through the bowel as if performing a normal colonoscopy). (wikipedia.org)
  • Your bowel needs to be empty during colonoscopy to give your doctor a clear view of your intestinal wall. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • With colonoscopy, there is a risk for tearing the bowel wall, and when this medical emergency happens, surgery and repair is required. (livestrong.com)
  • Colonoscopy is one option for colon cancer screening. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In almost all cases, early detection can lead to a complete cure, but only 54% of men and women report ever having an endoscopic screening, mainly a colonoscopy. (wect.com)
  • I just turned 50 and had my first screening colonoscopy. (iffgd.org)
  • The key benefit of screening colonoscopy is to remove these premalignant lesions. (iffgd.org)
  • Despite the availability of several high-quality testing options, colonoscopy accounts for about 80% of CRC screening in North Dakota (3,5). (cdc.gov)
  • Colonoscopy became a common tool for screening primarily by default, he said. (innovations-report.com)
  • Colonoscopy has evolved into an acceptable screening test in part because many people believe that there are no other good options. (innovations-report.com)
  • Unlike colonoscopy, most screening tests only screen for disease. (innovations-report.com)
  • 1. All patients who have undergone colonoscopy for screening, surveillance or symptom evaluation. (knowcancer.com)
  • A telephone survey of ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals was conducted in March of 2016 to attain measures for used and maximum colonoscopy capacity. (cdc.gov)
  • To screen routinely for colon cancer, your doctor may recommend colonoscopy every 7 to 10 years. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Call your doctor immediately if you see rectal bleeding after colonoscopy or if you feel faint, dizzy or short of breath or have palpitations. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • A colonoscopy can help your doctor explore possible causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea and other intestinal problems. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you're age 50 or older and at average risk of colon cancer - you have no colon cancer risk factors other than age - your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years or sometimes sooner to screen for colon cancer. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Your doctor will give you instructions to help you prepare for your colonoscopy. (massgeneral.org)
  • Why Is a High Fiber Diet Prohibited Before a Colonoscopy? (livestrong.com)
  • Adverse reactions to sedatives after colonoscopy may include a decreased pulse rate, slow respirations and low blood pressure, according to MedlinePlus. (livestrong.com)
  • Of the 11 ambulatory surgical centers listed, 6 were excluded from the survey because they exclusively focused on services unrelated to colonoscopy (eg, cosmetic, ophthalmologic, or orthopedic surgery). (cdc.gov)
  • The map depicts locations of facilities performing colonoscopy in North Dakota, in addition to each facility's maximum annual colonoscopy capacity and proportion of capacity used. (cdc.gov)
  • Survey questions were adapted from the 2012 Survey of Endoscopic Capacity (SECAP), and centered around how many colonoscopies were performed and how many additional colonoscopies could be performed within a given time (5). (cdc.gov)
  • From this, maximum capacity was defined as the number of colonoscopies performed plus the number of additional colonoscopies that could be performed per year at a given facility. (cdc.gov)
  • Proportion of capacity used was calculated by dividing the number of colonoscopies performed by the maximum capacity. (cdc.gov)
  • ArcGIS version 10.3.1 (Esri) for desktop was used to assemble ACS population data and colonoscopy capacity data, apply a GIS address geocoder to plot addresses of North Dakota facilities, and generate the map. (cdc.gov)
  • The map shows relative capacity of each facility to perform colonoscopy. (cdc.gov)
  • Annual maximum capacity of colonoscopies per year ranged from 25 to 9,100 colonoscopies. (cdc.gov)
  • She now has a colonoscopy bag which they need to remove, is this dangerous? (medindia.net)
  • It also takes less time than either a conventional colonoscopy or a lower GI series. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because facilities provided various time frames, ranging from weekly to annual estimates, when reporting the number of colonoscopies performed, all measures were scaled to an annual timeframe to allow for comparison. (cdc.gov)