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2013-02-19 14:31:14

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's 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...

2013-02-07 23:01:06

Welliant Whole Body Center Inc. is offering Wellsense, a unique private VIP service for select clients to take full advantage of its holistic health services. Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 Alara Kase, the CEO and founder of Welliant is offering a special four-hour VIP day to clients who will benefit from private access to her services, knowledge and expertise and the center which provides a range of beneficial services. During the VIP sessions the center will be closed to all...

2013-02-02 23:03:20

Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, a Bay Area colon cancer education and support organization, is holding its 10th anniversary dinner and auction event on March 2. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, a non-profit colon cancer support organization in the Bay Area, is hosting a 10th anniversary dinner and auction in memory of Dylan Lawrence Cappel. The event will take place on March 2 at the Junipero Serra High School Gym, located at 451...

2012-10-24 11:56:32

Use of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening could explain a significant decrease in the cancer's incidence over the past decade, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although colonoscopy is now the most common colorectal cancer screening method, there has been conflicting evidence as to its effectiveness compared with sigmoidoscopy, a method that examines only a portion of the colon. The team scrutinized data collected from more...

Another Successful Poop Transplant
2012-09-26 20:20:27

John Neumann for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Kaitlin Hunter of Marietta GA, after a near-fatal auto accident, found herself fighting for her life against a clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in her colon due to the June 2011 car crash. Emergency crews had to cut Hunter from her dad´s car and then she was flown to a hospital, where she found herself recovering for weeks afterwards from a fractured spine, lacerated liver and colon, and 10 broken toes. In the...

2012-09-14 23:03:52

Preventing Colorectal Cancer supports appropriate insurance coverage for colonoscopy sedation and is pleased to announce a policy statement and an ongoing issue brief series concerning this topic. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 In an effort to shed light on the current state of insurance coverage regarding sedation during preventative screening colonoscopies, Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has issued a policy statement regarding the use of sedation in screening colonoscopies...


Latest Colon Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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