Navigation Links
New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
Date:9/3/2012

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Prepping for a "virtual colonoscopy" at the Mayo Clinic now only involves swallowing four cleansing tablets, rather than the large amounts of liquid laxative typically required, researchers report.

This summer, Mayo embraced the tablet bowel prep as its standard of care for patients undergoing noninvasive colonography, which relies on a CT scan to generate a 3-D snapshot of the patient's colon and rectum.

The four-tablet prep, which contains the laxative agent bisacodyl, would not sufficiently prepare patients for a standard colonoscopy, which involves the insertion of a tiny camera into the patient's large intestine for a real-time visual inspection of the region.

The screenings are recommended for people over 50 for early detection of colon cancer. The colonography route would suffice for the vast majority of patients, the Mayo team says, raising the prospect that an easier prep experience may encourage more people to undergo colon cancer screening.

"About 70 million Americans are eligible for a screening," said Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, chair of the Mayo Clinic's department of radiology in Arizona. "But today only about half actually do it. And one of the major obstacles has been the inconvenience of the bowel prep, which requires ingesting about a gallon of liquid the day before the procedure."

When they compared the effect of a tablet prep vs. the full bowel prep in a group of colonography patients, "we really didn't find any discernable difference between the two," he added.

Johnson and his colleagues discussed their analysis of the tablet-prep option last year in the journal Abdominal Imaging.

Colonography is an extremely accurate means of picking up polyps that are either intermediate (6 to 9 millimeters) or large (1 centimeter or more), the researchers say.

However, Dr. David Greenwald, the gastrointe
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Accuracy of narrow band imaging with colonoscopy allows for distal non-cancerous polyps to be left in place
2. Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk
3. Genes carried by E. coli bacteria linked to colon cancer
4. Genes May Be Key for Patients With Multiple Colon Polyps
5. If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study
6. Colonoscopy screening markedly reduces colorectal cancer incidence and death
7. Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease
8. Study shows colon and rectal tumors constitute a single type of cancer
9. Virtual Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study
10. Study answers Medicare concerns about paying for CT colonography
11. Study examines use of a natural language processing tool for electronic health records in assessing colonoscopy quality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
(Date:1/22/2015)... Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle in Glendale, AZ ... Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for others' well-being and ... greats, treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has propelled them ... in the valley. The most recent plans for an event ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a famous wedding dress company offering many trendy designs. Today, ... Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will have an opportunity to ... week. , Moreover, the company has extended its 2015 New ... for more information. , Angelweddingdress is a famous ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of ... C.R. Bard, Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In ... request for a new trial after finding that C.R. Bard ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo lawsuits ... recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to ... U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... Court has remanded a case filed by the state ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a ... death and dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an accidental ... be very advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits if ... can be considered a lesser form of life insurance. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... significant bone mass in the first year after the transplant, ... bodies from rejecting the new organ. The bone loss greatly ... fractures among this group ranges from 22 percent to 44 ... but which drugs work best in this situation is unclear. ...
... suggest that kids who struggle to breathe during sleep ... out. ,Adenotonsillectomy is a common surgical procedure in ... performed to treat recurring bouts of tonsillitis. During the ... to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in ...
... 34 years old. Advances in chemotherapy and radiotherapy have ... cancer, but since men who get the disease are ... and its treatment on fertility remains. ,While ... found fertility rates unchanged. These conflicting results suggested the ...
... has shown that a chemotherapy regimen combining vinorelbine (Navelbine) ... in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer . Specialists ... earlier in their disease. , However researchers ... treatment regimen is planned. From a group of 66 ...
... failure is a chronic but deadly condition caused by the ... weaker and weaker. An estimated 5 million Americans ... five years. It can be caused by high blood pressure, ... In a recent study it was seen that heart failure ...
... Previous studies show conflicting results over whether hormone replacement ... A recent study examines the pros and cons of ... combined HRT therapy for five years. All the women ... had menopausal symptoms, while others did not.Results show women ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Cord Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & ... for shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase the ... As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal year ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the ... into the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label ... lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the ... President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after ... and Amgen throughout the course of his nearly 20 ... "Scott is a nationally recognized thought leader in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
... ELISA products make us a leader in ... faster integration into the busy laboratory, our ... and run-to-run consistency. Our Infectious Disease ELISA ... wide range of serological assays including ToRCH, ...
... ELISA products make us a leader in ... faster integration into the busy laboratory, our ... and run-to-run consistency. Our Infectious Disease ELISA ... wide range of serological assays including ToRCH, ...
... breadth of infectious disease ELISA products make ... standard assay protocols for faster integration into ... products provide increased reliability and run-to-run consistency. ... detection assays for a wide range of ...
... Our breadth of infectious disease ELISA products ... With standard assay protocols for faster integration ... ELISA products provide increased reliability and run-to-run ... antibody detection assays for a wide range ...
Medicine Products: