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2010-06-01 19:38:02

The technique detects polyps, but requires no sedatives or bowel preparation A study published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)"”a molecular imaging technique"”combined with computer tomography (CT) colonography may provide a suitable alternative for detecting polyps and cancer in the colon. This particular imaging method may be especially desirable for patients because it does not require sedation or bowel...

2010-05-04 15:37:17

Quality of life issues significantly improved Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found that colonoscopy preparation drugs administered the same day as the procedure are equally effective to those given the night before and the morning of the procedure, but result in less complaints of side effects such as abdominal pain, sleep loss and workday interference. The randomized, single blind study, compared results between 116 colonoscopy patients given a split dosage of colon...

2010-03-26 13:38:08

Colonoscopy in children is a highly specialized procedure which is not often performed in the Chinese population. Data of its safety and diagnostic yield in Chinese children is scarce. One of the most common indications for colonoscopy in children of western countries is investigation and follow-up assessment for inflammatory bowel disease which is uncommon in Chinese children. It has recently been reported that there is increasing occurrence of childhood inflammatory bowel disease in western...

2010-03-23 11:47:36

OAK BROOK, Ill. "“ A new, large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults found that more than one in every 200 asymptomatic people screened with CT colonography, or virtual colonoscopy, had clinically unsuspected malignant cancer and more than half of the cancers were located outside the colon. The findings were published in the April issue of the journal Radiology. "We are finding that virtual colonoscopy screening actually identifies more unsuspected cancers outside of the colon than...

2010-03-08 06:00:00

STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatronix Incorporated, a Stony Brook, New York, based company announced that its V3D-Colon software is used at the National Naval Medical Center where the President's annual physical was done. "Our software is being utilized at several DOD facilities since the landmark Virtual Colonoscopy clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine back in December 2003," said Zaffar Hayat, President of Viatronix Incorporated. "We are...

2010-03-04 16:25:00

HOUSTON -- How much do you know about colon cancer? Your life could depend on separating factual information from myth. Test your knowledge and then test your family and friends. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of death among men and women.True: If undetected, colorectal cancer can penetrate the colon walls and spread to nearby lymph nodes, blood vessels or organs. Without early detection and treatment, the prognosis can be deadly. Colorectal cancer...

2010-03-02 09:26:00

Medicare Should Cover Screening CT Colonography for Older Americans Who Want It WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama, in his first routine physical exam as commander in chief, received a CT colonography (CTC), commonly known as a virtual colonoscopy, to screen him for colorectal cancer. However, Obama Administration officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) previously denied coverage of the same exam for seniors enrolled in Medicare,...

2010-03-02 09:20:00

Experts Available to Explain Screening Options for March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month BETHESDA, Md., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent reports of President Obama's CT colonography, or virtual colonoscopy, as a screening test for colorectal cancer and coverage by the Associated Press of an NIH State-of-the-Science conference heralding stool blood tests as an inexpensive alternative to colonoscopy may leave many consumers wondering which colorectal cancer test is best for them....

2010-03-01 09:00:00

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Oak Brook, Ill., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A family history of colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer or CRC, puts people at higher than average risk for developing the disease. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), which represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening, is encouraging people to talk with their...

2010-02-04 17:55:53

Colonoscopy is operator-dependent and substantial numbers of pre-cancerous polyps are missed during colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are often poorly documented, with only a few still photographs taken of anatomic landmarks and abnormal findings. Video recording is rarely used in colonoscopy except for teaching purposes; therefore, the potential impact of systematic video recording on the quality of colonoscopy is unknown. To find if patients are interested in obtaining a video recording of their...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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