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2014-07-23 23:24:51

Allen Kamrava, M.D., a Board-certified colorectal surgeon in Los Angeles, has launched a website devoted to the treatment of colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and other colorectal conditions. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Allen Kamrava, colorectal surgeon in Beverly Hills, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of various colorectal conditions. The website can be found at DrKamrava.com. “With this new website, I am able to...

2014-07-18 11:19:12

Cell Press Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published by Cell Press July 17th in the journal Cell shows that gut microbes metabolize carbohydrates in the diet, causing intestinal cells to proliferate and form tumors in mice that are genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer. Treatment with antibiotics or a low-carbohydrate diet significantly reduced tumors in these mice, suggesting that these...

2014-06-24 09:58:56

University of Michigan Health System African-Americans half as likely to have genetic marker linked to better survival African-Americans with colon cancer are half as likely as Caucasian patients to have a type of colon cancer that is linked to better outcomes. The finding may provide insight into why African-Americans are more likely to die of colon cancer than Caucasians with the same stage of disease. The population-based study of 503 people with colon cancer found that 14...

2014-05-15 08:32:28

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohera Medical, Inc.(®), a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that it has applied for CE Mark approval for Sylys(®) Surgical Sealant, the first synthetic sealant designed specifically to help reduce anastomotic leaks in gastrointestinal procedures. CE Mark approval, expected by the end of 2014 based on this filing, will allow for marketing of the product in the European Union and...

2014-05-05 23:07:10

Camden Riversharks mascot helps raise awareness of colon cancer. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 As they kick-off the 2014 season with a home game at 7:05 tonight, the Camden Riversharks baseball team is helping to raise awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening. Dr. Donald Petroski, gastroenterologist at Lourdes, gives Finley, Camden Riversharks’ mascot, a “colonoscopy.” The video shows Finley’s “doctor’s visit and instructions for the bowel prep,”...

2014-05-02 16:24:42

ISFIYA, Israel, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap, Ltd., announced today that a study underscoring the safety and proof of concept of the Check-Cap high-resolution colon imaging system, designed to be the world's first preparation-free, non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer and clinically-significant pre-cancerous polyps will be presented at a research forum during the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) 2014 annual meeting. DDW will take place from May 4 to 6, 2014, at...

2014-05-02 16:24:28

SYDNEY, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/--Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago USA: A team of Australian scientists has presented evidence that a new blood test for bowel cancer based on two genes that "leak" into the blood can detect 65% of bowel cancer cases. The successful detection rate increased to 73% for cancers that are Stage II or higher. The data were presented in Chicago at the Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) conference by Professor Graeme Young from the Flinders Centre for Innovation...

2014-05-01 12:31:32

Sephure® ensures proper placement of suppositories, improves patient quality of life and compliance CONCORD, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Davagian Ensign, Founder & CEO of Cristcot Inc. today announced that Sephure®, a first-of-its-kind disposable suppository applicator, is now available to the millions of people who require suppository medication therapy. Although billions of suppositories are sold around the world each year, there is no standard of care for...

2014-04-29 23:21:00

The Colonoscopy Helper, the convenient smartphone app developed by L.A.Endoscopy Center to simplify the complex bowel preparation process for colonoscopy is now available for download at the Apple App Store. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Colonoscopy Helper is the popular smartphone app that facilitates the bowel preparation process for colonoscopy examination. Until now, this convenient tool providing comprehensive step-by-step, multi-media instructions for the bowel...

2014-04-18 12:04:30

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics. The study of over 18,000 people from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe represents the first large-scale genome-wide analysis of genetic variants and dietary patterns that may help explain more of the risk factors for colorectal cancer. Dr Jane Figueiredo at the Keck School of...


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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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