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2013-06-24 11:28:52

A new study reports that the use of a quarterly report card is associated with improved colonoscopy quality indicators.

2013-06-20 23:23:05

Preventing Colorectal Cancer's Issue Brief #5, The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Colorectal Cancer, examines how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands Americans’

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."

Bio Dirt Commonly Found In Colonoscopy, Endoscopy Equipment
2013-06-07 13:56:25

Feeling a little violated by the idea of getting a colonoscopy? Well a new study of several hospitals in the US shows there is a little more to worry about than just that invasion of privacy.

2013-06-07 12:46:23

The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early.

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening.

2013-05-28 21:39:37

For early detection of colorectal (colon) cancer, statutory health insurance in Germany offers a fecal occult blood test free of charge to all insured persons starting at 50 years of age.


Latest Colonoscopy Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.