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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...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. After conducting tests at five hospitals researchers said they determined that three out of 20 flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes used for screening harbored unacceptable levels of "bio dirt," which is cells and matter from a...

2013-06-07 12:46:23

Serum DNA analysis allows detection of early disease, say researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylation of the SDC2 gene in tissues and blood sera. This test detected 87% of all stages of colorectal cancer cases (sensitivity) without significant difference between early and advanced...

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...

2013-06-03 12:25:10

BETHESDA, Md., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology expressed disappointment that a front page article in the Sunday, June 2, 2013, issue of the New York Times, "The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill," unfairly casts outsized blame for high medical care costs on colonoscopy and, by extension, on gastroenterologists. In a Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, ACG President Ronald J. Vender, MD, FACG, said, "The College stands behind its guideline...

2013-05-29 08:30:04

Trial will be made up of 4,800 retrospective samples and 6,000 prospective samples NAMUR, Belgium, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (VNRX.OB), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests, announces that it has signed an agreement with Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for two colorectal cancer (CRC) clinical trials. The trials will analyze blood samples from approximately 10,800 patients, using VolitionRx's proprietary...

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. In addition, those 55 or older are entitled to an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy). Colonoscopy identifies precancerous lesions with a high level of exactitude. Nevertheless, only about 20-30 percent of those eligible actually take advantage of the screening examination. "Therefore, fecal...

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...


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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