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2013-03-20 23:01:21

Minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery allows surgeons to perform many common colon and rectal procedures through small incisions and depending on the type of procedure, patients may leave the hospital in a few days and return to normal activities more quickly than patients recovering from open surgery. As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is committed to raising patient awareness of such...

Some Medicare Patients Receive Inappropriate Colonoscopies
2013-03-14 05:46:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As many as one-fourth of all colonoscopies paid for by Medicare are potentially inappropriate under current US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening guidelines, according to research published online Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Under USPSTF guidelines, a colonoscopy is inappropriate if it is a repeat screening taking place less than 10 years following a negative screening result in patients who are...

2013-03-12 23:02:51

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Ali Gilmore is applying the same unvarnished truth and irreverent humor that popularized her book, to address the most common excuses people make for avoiding a colonoscopy. Her hope, to convince those over and under the age of 50, who are at risk, to get this simple, yet life saving cancer screening done. (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 For the month of March, you´ll find the top 10 excuses people make for not getting a colonoscopy,...

2013-03-10 23:00:54

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a March 2013 study from Germany finding that only 20% of patients make use of the colonoscopy screening program, which is important in preventing and diagnosing colon cancer. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation...

2013-03-05 14:58:57

Results show 70 percent reduction in risk for average-risk adults A new study led by a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult´s likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in either the right or left side of the colon. In recent years, colonoscopy has begun to rapidly replace sigmoidoscopy...


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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'