Navigation Links
Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All
Date:1/4/2011

d had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years, as compared with those who had not.

The lion's share of the benefit was seen for left-sided cancers, although there was still a 50 percent reduction on the right side (only 26 percent among those aged 60 and younger).

No one knows why colonoscopy seems to be superior in detecting problems on the left side of the colon.

"There are a number of potential reasons," Weinberg said. "It may be that the biology is conspiring to make it harder. [The polyps] look different, grow differently. Also, the quality of the laxative preparation tends to be less effective than on the other side so you might be more likely to miss something."

Then there's the issue of who's doing the test, which might be key.

"Colonoscopy performed by an experienced gastroenterologist or endoscopist probably mitigates the miss rate on the right side," Kaul said. "Myself and a lot of colleagues spend a lot of time in the right colon going back and forth, back and forth. You cannot just whip the scope out from there. You've got to spend time."

Weinberg added that the number of colonoscopies a person has performed also might make a difference. "This is a very good screening mechanism against a very common cancer," he said. "It's not perfect, but it works a lot better than nothing."

Kaul agreed. "This paper adds a little more bite to the argument that, yes, colonoscopy is an invasive procedure. Yes, it is somewhat costly compared to some of the other available options. But, it probably is the best value for the money out there."

A second study in the same issue of the journal found that only advanced colorectal cancers with the normal version of the KRAS gene will benefit from targeted drugs known as anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (anti-EGFR) antibodies, such as cetuximab (Erbitux) and panitumumab (Vectibix).

A review of previously conducted trials determined that people with advanced tumors with the m
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Tests between colonoscopies could be lifesaver for high-risk patients
2. Virtual colonoscopies help identify additional cancers outside of the colon, study suggests
3. From cholera to blindness, experts present cutting-edge research at international meeting
4. Sense of Touch Faster in Those Blind From Birth
5. Lu receives grant from Research to Prevent Blindness organization
6. Shao wins grant from Research to Prevent Blindness organization for dry eye research
7. Ingredient in red wine may prevent some blinding diseases
8. Quincy Bioscience Announces Encouraging Preliminary Results of Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Memory Study
9. Tool manipulation is represented similarly in the brains of the blind and the sighted
10. California Family Raising Confident, Blind Child Sharing Successes to Change Perceptions of Blindness
11. Baden Elementary School holds VisionWalk to Fight Blindness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All
(Date:9/18/2014)... WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Kent, ... Lake Meridian Chiropractic are pleased to announce that Dawn Kelly ... 24-year-old clinic. Dr. Saggau looks forward to Ms. Kelly ... and administrative talents will make her a key contributor. ... combination of educational, professional, and personal experiences that will ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Dr. David A. F. Ellis is a Board ... Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Professor at ... Plastic Surgery. He is recognized around the world ... Dr. Ellis will be presenting on numerous injectable topics. ... techniques and various treatments for complications associated with injectable ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Alexandria, VA ... announced today that 10 more communities have joined the ... public health department accreditation. The decisions bring the number ... to 54. PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers ... improve and protect the health of the public by ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Exposure to diverse communities may boost infants, social ... different languages in the park or supermarket could help ... who are different from them, researchers found. ... biased against interacting with and learning from people who ... of Chicago psychology professor, said in a university news ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people become ... That,s because the balance of stress hormones during bereavement ... older people who are grieving are more likely to ... found. "During the difficult weeks and months after ... are the most abundant type of white blood cell ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lake Meridian Chiropractic of Kent, WA Announces that Dawn Kelly Has Been Promoted to the Position of Office Manager 2Health News:Dr. David A. F. Ellis Has Been Invited to Speak at a Conference of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Orlando, Florida 2Health News:Ten More Communities Reaping Benefits of National Accreditation 2Health News:Ten More Communities Reaping Benefits of National Accreditation 3Health News:Ten More Communities Reaping Benefits of National Accreditation 4Health News:Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills 2Health News:Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says 2
... identified a particular combination of health problems that can ... three-fold increase in the risk of mortality. , The ... at Warwick Medical School Dr Oscar Franco, has discovered ... blood sugar are the most dangerous combination of health ...
... ... hospice care to families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. , ... Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) November 2, ... and personal caregiver services in Northern California, has announced the expansion of its services ...
... Video, "Waitin, Room Service" , WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 Lung ... will launch a new public service campaign aimed at creating ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) , Dr. Lung Love, a versatile, multi-genre ... Room Service" which is being launched today. , ...
... KENILWORTH, N.J., Nov. 2 Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: ... two projects in India to reduce the incidence of ... mass vaccination of dogs. The company will donate $200,000 ... expertise with partners to support successful implementation of the ...
... ... "Leadership in Innovation" Award Winner Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, Chairman and CEO of Abraxis Health, ... in HealthcareSM Awards Event this week. They were: Dakim, Inc.; Epocrates, Inc.; and Osmetech ... ...
... ... the release of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) requirements ... by numerous EHR software and services companies that need to be certified. , ... Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) November 2, 2009 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers identify the 3 killer indicators that are even worse than high cholesterol 2Health News:Professional HealthCare at Home Expands Services to Provide Licensed Hospice Care in Northern California 2Health News:Lung Cancer Alliance Announces New National Campaign Starring Dr. Armando Lung Love 2Health News:Schering-Plough Announces Sponsorship of Rabies-Control Projects in India 2Health News:Schering-Plough Announces Sponsorship of Rabies-Control Projects in India 3Health News:Schering-Plough Announces Sponsorship of Rabies-Control Projects in India 4Health News:Schering-Plough Announces Sponsorship of Rabies-Control Projects in India 5Health News:Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, and Three Healthcare Companies Win 2009 Innovations in Healthcare Awards 2Health News:Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, and Three Healthcare Companies Win 2009 Innovations in Healthcare Awards 3Health News:Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, and Three Healthcare Companies Win 2009 Innovations in Healthcare Awards 4Health News:Drummond Group Plans to Certify Electronic Health Records 2Health News:Drummond Group Plans to Certify Electronic Health Records 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... LA JOLLA, Calif. , Sept. 18, 2014 ... RGLS ), a biopharmaceutical company leading the ... announced today it has initiated its ATHENA natural ... syndrome, a life-threatening genetic kidney disease with no ... characterize the natural decline of renal function markers ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... and ROCKVILLE, Md. , ... SPPI ), a biotechnology company with fully integrated ... in hematology and oncology, and CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics addressing ... market with a primary focus on China ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies ... technologies, today announced that the Company,s President and ... , will present at the 7 th ... September 24, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Regulus Initiates ATHENA Natural History of Disease Study in Alport Syndrome Patients 2Regulus Initiates ATHENA Natural History of Disease Study in Alport Syndrome Patients 3Regulus Initiates ATHENA Natural History of Disease Study in Alport Syndrome Patients 4Regulus Initiates ATHENA Natural History of Disease Study in Alport Syndrome Patients 5Regulus Initiates ATHENA Natural History of Disease Study in Alport Syndrome Patients 6Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 2Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 3Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 4Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 5Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 6Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 7Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 8Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 9Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs 10RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 7th Annual BioPharm America Conference 2RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 7th Annual BioPharm America Conference 3
Enzyme Immunoassay of -Thromboglobulin Antigen by ELISA Method, 96 tests....
Calibration plasmas for Assays of Low Molecular Weight Heparins (LMWH)using the Anti-Xa method on STA© Analyzers....
Multi-constituent Calibration Plasma for Functional Assays of Coagulation Parameters on STA© Analyzers....
Multi-constituent normal and abnormal plasma controls for routine and specialty assays performed on the STA© family of hemostasis analyzers....
Medicine Products: