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New Guidelines For Colorectal Cancer Screening
2012-03-07 06:08:56

Experts from the American College of Physicians (ACP) have issued new testing guidelines for patients who need colorectal cancer screening. According to the ACP, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. The guidelines were brought forth to bring awareness to physicians and patients about understanding the benefits and harms of colorectal cancer screening. Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP, president of ACP said in a...

2012-03-06 23:48:21

New study appears in the March GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy special issue on colorectal cancer In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published a special issue for March on colorectal cancer. The issue includes a study describing innovative efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in the Alaska Native population, who experience twice the incidence and death rates from colorectal cancer as does the U.S. white...

2012-03-06 10:12:08

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month The American College of Physicians (ACP) today issued a new guidance statement for colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. The guidance statement and a patient summary appear in the March 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, published by ACP. ACP developed this guidance statement to present information to physicians and patients to increase...

2012-02-23 13:18:56

The largest study of the efficacy of virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) in Americans ages 65 and older, published online Feb. 23 in Radiology, has confirmed the “virtual” exam is comparably effective to standard colonoscopy at detecting colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in older seniors. Due to these results, those of a landmark 2008 study in the New England Journal of Medicine involving patients ages 50 and older, and the multitude of trials with similar positive...

2012-02-23 13:10:59

A recent analysis of data collected in the National CT Colonography Trial conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network confirms the efficacy of the exam as a front line colorectal cancer screening tool for seniors Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, is comparable to standard colonoscopy in its ability to accurately detect cancer and precancerous polyps in people ages 65 and older, according to a paper published online today...

2012-02-23 11:36:12

Computed tomography (CT) colonography can be used as a primary screening tool for colorectal cancer in adults over the age of 65. Some previous medical studies have found no significant difference in the diagnostic accuracy of CT colonography, also known as "virtual colonoscopy," and traditional optical colonoscopy. This study looks at whether both exams are as effective for adults over 65 as they are for adults between 50 and 65 years of age. In the study, C. Daniel Johnson, M.D.,...

2011-08-10 04:35:01

Tokyo, Aug 10, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and its diagnostics subsidiary EIDIA Co., Ltd announced today that EIDIA received approval on August 8, 2011 to manufacture and market PROTOCO2L, Japan's first carbon dioxide insufflation system for use as a medical device in CT Colonography, along with the carbon dioxide insufflation tube PROTOCO2L Catheter Set (collectively referred to as "the Product").Carbon dioxide insufflation systems are widely utilized in the United States and...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.