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2013-06-12 08:27:40

New Study investigated precancerous polyp growth in patients over time. It provides invaluable data on the growth and regression of small polyps STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatronix Incorporated announced today that its dedicated CT Colonography (CTC) software--V3D-Colon was exclusively used in another important clinical study relating to colorectal cancer screening. The latest CTC study, "Assessment of volumetric growth rates of small colorectal polyps with CT...

2013-06-10 10:24:57

A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy." Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy. Detecting precancerous polyps through the use of imaging techniques such as a traditional colonoscopy...

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening. A recent AllMed webinar helped risk management professionals understand how to monitor performance and decrease risk in their hospitals. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Both EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy carry the risk of cardiopulmonary complications that range from minor fluctuations in oxygen saturation or heart rate, to significant complications such as respiratory...

2013-05-20 11:01:18

Innovation for healthy outcomes presented at DDW® 2013 The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The preparation process, which begins days in advance of the procedure, includes dietary restrictions and requires specific bowel preparation medication to be taken at strict intervals. The better the preparation, the easier it is for doctors to see...

2013-05-20 11:00:03

Colonoscopy withdrawal time, polyp removal technique also examined at DDW® 2013 A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Additional research focuses on optimizing the minimal withdrawal time for colonoscopies and exploring safer methods for removing polyps. During colonoscopy, doctors use a device called a colonoscope to examine the colon. This screening test...

2013-04-29 23:04:10

Dr. Allen Kamrava, an associate at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, has recently been awarded the “Top Doctor” Achievement from the website HealthTap.com. This award is the Top Colorectal Surgeon in the U.S. Award for Winter 2013. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 Dr. Allen Kamrava, Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (http://www.lacolon.com) in Beverly Hills, has recently been awarded the “Top Doctor” Achievement from the website...

2013-04-09 23:04:18

Preventing Colorectal Cancer announces that Safeway, Inc. will be the recipient of the 2013 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention for its corporate-wide efforts to advocate colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among its employees. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces that Safeway, Inc. will be the recipient of the 2013 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize...

2013-04-05 23:00:18

The website eProbiotics.com has recently published an informative article detailing how probiotics and probiotic supplements are helpful for digestion and colon health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 In a new article from eProbiotics.com the author discusses how healthy gut and colon health is so essential to the overall health of the entire body. In the article, it is mentioned that probiotics are the good bacteria that are found naturally in the digestive system to keep a healthy...

2013-04-02 12:30:10

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncologix Tech Inc. (OTCBB: OCLG), a diversified medical device and healthcare company acquiring businesses in medical device cancer detection and prevention and healthcare services, has purchased all of the outstanding common stock of Dotolo Research Corporation. Dotolo is the leading global colon cleansing and bowel preparation medical device manufacturer, with more than two decades of product research, development and sales....

2013-03-26 23:20:00

West Jefferson Medical Center, one of the trusted hospitals in New Orleans, are educating patients in a unique way about colon cancer. The health fair will provide a guest speaker and offer a variety of prizes within the interactive exhibit during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. MARRERO, LA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 At the West Jefferson Medical Center's Fonseca Auditorium, a giant, inflatable colon exhibit will be present at the Colon Cancer Awareness Health Fair this Wednesday, March 27, from...


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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