Navigation Links
New smartphone application improves colonoscopy preparation
Date:5/18/2013

Orlando, FL (May 18, 2013) The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week (DDW). The preparation process, which begins days in advance of the procedure, includes dietary restrictions and requires specific bowel preparation medication to be taken at strict intervals. The better the preparation, the easier it is for doctors to see cancer and precancerous polyps in the colon. The study, which was conducted by the gastroenterologists of Arizona Digestive Health in Phoenix, featured the first doctor-designed app of its kind.

"Getting ready for a colonoscopy is difficult. There are a lot of steps," said Nilay Kavathia, MD, a gastroenterology fellow at Phoenix VA, who is one of the application's developers. "For patients, having an interactive, simplified and personalized app on their phone is like having a doctor at their side throughout the process."

In the study comparing the quality of bowel preparation by patients who used the app and those who did not, Dr. Kavathia found that 84 percent of individuals who used the app received a good score on the nine-point Boston Bowel Preparation Scale. By contrast, only 56 percent of those who didn't use the app received a good score. The results, which correspond with health technology trends, show how advances in smartphones are helping physicians achieve better patient outcomes.

To help increase quality bowel preparation, Dr. Kavathia worked with Dr. Paul Berggreen, the president of Arizona Digestive Health, to develop the "Arizona Digestive Health" app. Patients enter the date and time of the procedure and the bowel preparation medication chosen by their physician. Timed alerts then appear on the phone to remind the individual of the next step in bowel preparation. In addition to the alerts, the app offers information explaining the procedure, tips and pictures of preparati
'/>"/>

Contact: Aimee Frank
newsroom@gastro.org
301-941-2620
Digestive Disease Week
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Is My Baby Sick? New Articles Launched By DrSmartphoneMD
2. Psychetruth Releases Android App for Smartphones
3. Inaccurate diagnoses of melanoma by smartphone apps could delay doctor visits, life-saving treatment
4. Smartphone Apps for Skin Cancer Risk Arent Reliable, Study Finds
5. Smartphones: Artists Promotes Face-to-Face Conversation
6. Vibe Media Releases Updated Smartphone App with Enhanced Capabilities
7. Your Smartphone Might Help You Lose Weight
8. Quorn Foods Inc. Releases a Statement Regarding the Best Free Vegetarian Smartphone Apps for the Food Lovers Diet
9. Smartphone app helps mentally ill persons
10. Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study
11. Engineers improve blood testing technology with smartphone app, hand-held biosensor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... Pulmonary Hypertension Association goes on ... for PH patients and families to help fight ... Association – the country’s leading pulmonary hypertension ... and cure pulmonary hypertension (PH) – a disease ... the heart and can lead right to heart ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS ... on trees. , The discovery is based on the ... summer gathering soil and tree samples from areas around ... named Cryptococcus gattii (CRIP-to-cock-us GAT-ee-eye). ... species including C. gattii , causes life-threatening infections ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white ... reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents ... with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds. ... common in medical centers where the black population is ... Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. These practices ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new ... aged 65 to 84, who were assessed when they enrolled ... later. Vision loss over time was associated with an ... period, the researchers reported. Although the study couldn,t prove ... University in West Lafayette, Ind., offered up some theories on ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Transvaginal mesh lawsuits ... continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict ... of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According ... the Court has established new stipulated evidence preservation ... division, storage and preservation. (In re C.R. Bard ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pulmonary Hypertension Association Goes On the Road to Houston With an Education Forum for PH Patients and Families to Help Fight Rare Lung Disease 2Health News:Pulmonary Hypertension Association Goes On the Road to Houston With an Education Forum for PH Patients and Families to Help Fight Rare Lung Disease 3Health News:Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees 2Health News:Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests 2Health News:Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal C.R. Bard Litigation with Issuance of New Pretrial Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal C.R. Bard Litigation with Issuance of New Pretrial Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3
... statin in a major trial that ended in 2003 is ... participants in both groups have been taking statins ever since. ... the statin was so effective at preventing heart attacks and ... on, the most significant difference between the groups is a ...
... immune cell invaluable in fighting some infections also can be exploited ... In papers published online in Immunity , scientists at Washington ... known as CD8 alpha+ dendritic cells (CD8a+ DCs), can help the ... cells can be hijacked by a bacterium to decimate the body,s ...
... Reporter , FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a ... were ever married have had affairs -- twice the rate ... It,s not clear, however, whether serving in the military played ... findings do suggest that service members, veterans and their spouses ...
... status are much more likely to develop heart disease than ... recent UC Davis study. Published online in BMC Cardiovascular ... even with long-term progress in addressing traditional risk factors such ... "Being poor or having less than a high school education ...
... Aerobic exercise is better than resistance training if you want ... to your health, researchers say. That,s the finding of ... (such as jogging), resistance training (such as weight lifting), or ... adults aged 18 to 70. The participants in the ...
... , THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A build-up of ... the brain may be linked with brain changes that increase ... Researchers used CT scans to check 885 people, average ... the coronary arteries that provide blood to the heart; the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statins reduce deaths from infection and respiratory illness, 8 years on from trial 2Health News:Rare immune cell is asset and liability in fighting infection 2Health News:Rare immune cell is asset and liability in fighting infection 3Health News:Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study 2Health News:Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study 3Health News:Lower socioeconomic status linked with heart disease despite improvements in other risk factor 2Health News:Jogging Beats Weight Lifting for Losing Belly Fat: Study 2Health News:Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Germany , Aug. 21, 2014  IBM (NYSE: ... Elektronen-Synchrotron ( DESY ), a leading national research center ... management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. ... based on IBM software defined technology can handle more ... performance and help scientists worldwide gain faster insights into ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... BreedIT Corp., (OTCQB: BRDT) ... worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated ... today is pleased to announce the formation of ... a leading Israeli medical Cannabis breeder. ... breeds of medical Cannabis to meet the requests ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation,s ... pleased to announce an agreement with Aurora Health ... innovative specialty pharmacy patient program offerings. The new ... services to specialty patients via Armada,s proprietary ReachRx ... will use the OTM platform as its case ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science 2DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science 3BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 2BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 3BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 4Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 2Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 3
... with a 10-foot, kink-resistant cord for easier, ... electrosurgical pencils are the only product on ... non-stick tips allowing surgeons to make cleaner ... CLEAN PTFE coating is proven to last ...
... it maximizes use by allowing two ... while the third lamp is reserved ... in mind, it includes universal turrets ... excellent choice for hospital operating rooms ...
... The patented Applied Fiberoptics Gemini surgical headlight ... The headlight is durable and ultra-low-profile and ... closely without the annoying "rams effect." The ... nylon, is designed to sit low on ...
... use of some micro vascular clamps can ... With use, Stainless steel changes its elasticity, ... that pressures above 30g/mm2 may be associated ... from titanium which does not change its ...
Medicine Products: