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Study presented at DDW 2008 Confirms that New Device Significantly Improves Detection of Polyps in the Colon
Date:5/21/2008

7 polyps were detected, an increase of 13.3%. With the standard colonoscope, 105 adenomas were found; and with the Third Eye Retroscope, an additional 13 adenomas were detected, an increase of 12.4%. Mean size for polyps found by the colonoscope alone was 0.49 cm, and mean size for polyps found by the Third Eye Retroscope was virtually identical, at 0.47 cm.

In 21 patients (9.8%), at least one additional polyp was found with the use of the Third Eye Retroscope, and in seven patients (3.3%), the polyp detected with the Third Eye Retroscope was the only one found.

Dr. Waye is clinical professor of medicine and chief of the G.I. endoscopy unit at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Known for introducing the concept of colonoscopy without fluoroscopy by defining endoscopic landmarks, Dr. Waye has authored seven books, innumerable abstracts, and has published almost two hundred scientific papers in peer- reviewed journals.

He is president-elect and has been treasurer of OMED, the international organization for digestive endoscopy. In 1980, he was president of the ASGE and in 1982 became president of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He has also received the highest honors awarded by these organizations: the Schindler Award (from the ASGE) and the Founder's Award (from the ACG).

He is organizing the International Congress of Endoscopy, to be held in Los Angeles, Calif. in 2011.

About the Study

Study sites included Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-University of Texas, Houston, TX; Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Camino Medical Group & El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA; and Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Although the original published abstract reported on the initial 100 patients in the study, Dr. Waye's DDW presentation reported on the study's initial 214 patients.

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