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Whole Milk Cheaper, Effective Contrast Agent for GI Scans

... It also tasted better than oral barium solution, study finds FRIDAY, June 6 ... -- Whole milk does as good a job as a diluted barium solution when used as an oral contrast agent in ... some given whole milk and the others 0.1 percent barium suspension, found that the images were equally ...

Whole milk is effective and cost-effective as oral contrast agent

... is easier on the patient than a diluted (0.1%) barium suspension that is also commonly used as an oral ... as an oral contrast agent; 100 received a 0.1% barium suspension. Two radiologists reviewed all the ... symptoms, Dr. Koo said. Whole milk and 0.1% barium suspension are valuable in the diagnosis of small ...

New procedure in diagnosing small bowel disorders proves efficient and effective

... an effective alternative to the usual method of barium enteroclysis, according to a recent study ... evaluation of the small bowel is usually done by barium examination which cannot evaluate the bowel wall ... who underwent sonoenteroclysis followed by barium enteroclysis. The findings of the two were ...

Giving Children Hope to Hold Onto

... barium SPRINGS, N.C., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyler* is ... these children. Attempting to Fill the Void barium Springs Home for Children throws a lifeline to ... haven't felt before -- hope." Founded in 1891, barium Springs Home for Children provides services ...

New guidelines update recommendations on colorectal cancer screening

... as well as radiological examinations by either barium enema or CT colonography, also known as virtual ... recognizes that for flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema and CT colonography, a follow-up ... The management of any findings from stool tests, barium enema exams, or CT colonography is an important ...

New Guidelines Update Recommendations on Colorectal Cancer Screening

... as well as radiological examinations by either barium enema or CT colonography, also known as "virtual ... recognizes that for flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema and CT colonography, a follow-up ... The management of any findings from stool tests, barium enema exams, or CT colonography is an important ...

Nitrous gases and zinc in the crosshairs

... These include the categorisation of the chromates (except lead and barium chromate) as carcinogenic in humans. According to the new MAK and BAT ... were determined for the following substances: acrylonitrile, soluble barium compounds, beryllium and its inorganic compounds and nickel and its ...

A new screening test for chronic abdominal pain

... Small bowel evaluation by BMFT and colonic evaluation by double contrast barium enema (DCBE) are the standard norms but doing them separately adds cost as ... also detect colonic lesions if present thereby obviating the need of doing barium enema separately. Only subjects with strong suspicion of having ...

Possible link found between X-rays and prostate cancer

... of Cancer . The study showed that men who had a hip or pelvic X-ray or barium enema 10 years previously were two and a half times more likely to develop ... included hip and leg X-rays, for example taken after an accident, and barium meals and enemas which are used to diagnose problems with the digestive ...

CT colonography detects wide-range of extracolonic abnormalities in elderly patients

... were referred to radiology for work up, as this group generally tolerates barium enema examinations less well than those under age 70, said Damian Tolan, ... While these would almost certainly have been detected by colonoscopy and barium enema, CT colonography detected a wide range of other abnormalities as ...

International Medical Device Maker; Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials

... allegedly embarked on the SRS "test market." According to the indictment, the company taught the selected surgeons the recipe for mixing SRS with barium sulfate to make it more radiopaque, a process called "back-table mixing," and trained two groups of surgeons in the use of SRS to treat VCFs. After ...

New technique that scrambles light may lead to sharper images, wider views

... team set up its imaging system. The core component, a nonlinear wave mixer, is a rectangular pill-sized crystal of a material called strontium barium niobate. The researchers placed the object to be imaged on one side of the crystal and image-capturing equipment on the other. They tested the system ...

Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests

... Options include a colonoscopy once every 10 years or one of three procedures -- a flexible sigmoidoscopy, a virtual colonoscopy or a double-contrast barium enema procedure -- that should be done every five years. Various yearly stool analyses are also available. However, health experts point out that ...

Keep Your Colon Healthy With Exercise, Healthy Foods

... with no history of colon cancer, colon polyps, other bowel problems or bleeding. Colonoscopies or alternative types of screening such as a barium enema or CT colonography will show the presence of diverticuli. Even if diverticuli are not bleeding or infected, it is important to keep the ...

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Do You Know What Your Screening Options Are?

... which is called perforation Bleeding A bad reaction to the medication used for sedation barium enema with air contrast: A chalky substance, which shows up on X-ray, is given as an enema. Air is then pumped into the colon causing it to ...

January/February 2009 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... reasons that positive fecal occult blood tests were not followed up with a complete diagnostic evaluation using colonoscopy or double-contrast barium enema and sigmoidoscopy, finding that in nearly one-half of the cases such decisions were at variance from established guidelines or could not be ...

U.S. Preventive Medicine: Knowing Risk Factors & Early Detection are Best Strategies for Colon Cancer Prevention

... means annual Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), with a periodic fiberoptic colonoscopy, a CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy), or double contrast barium enema begun at the appropriate age (depending on other health factors and family history) is most appropriate. The flexible sigmoidoscopy, while ...

American Cancer Society Recommends Virtual Colonoscopy

... CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every five years -- flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years -- colonoscopy every 10 years -- double contrast barium enema every five years Preliminary results of the National CT Colonography Trial (ACRIN 6664) coordinated by the American College of Radiology ...

MGT Comments on American Cancer Society's Decision to Endorse CT Colonography

... every five years); -- colonoscopy (recommended every 10 years); -- flexible sigmoidoscopy (recommended every five years); -- double contrast barium enema (recommended every five years); -- annual guaiac fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT); and -- annual faecal immunochemical test (FIT). The ...

Health groups issue updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines

... Tests That Detect Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or Colonoscopy every 10 years, or Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) every 5 years, or CT colonography (CTC) every 5 years Tests That Primarily Detect Cancer Annual guaiac-based fecal occult ...

AGA supports new guidelines favoring tests that prevent colorectal cancer

... Tests That Detect Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or Colonoscopy every 10 years, or Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) every 5 years, or CT colonography (CTC) every 5 years Tests That Primarily Detect Cancer Annual guaiac-based fecal occult ...

Study: Before a CT scan or angiogram, many people should take inexpensive drug to protect kidneys

... intravenous iodine-containing contrast agents, and compared a drug with a water or saline control, were included in the analysis. Oral milkshake barium contrast agents, used in CT scans of the digestive system, do not cause kidney damage, and were not included. The study also did not assess ...

Study examines self-expanding plastic stents in the treatment of benign esophageal conditions

... the initial placement location, or both. Success was defined as resolution of dysphagia and closure of the fistula or leak as seen on endoscopy or barium study. Only six percent of procedures resulted in long-term symptom improvement at follow-up after the stent was removed, whereas 81.9 percent ...

Recent studies confirm significant underuse of colorectal cancer screening

... identified claims for various colorectal cancer screening methods including fecal occult blood test (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema. Recently released figures from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show that in 2005 only half of all Americans age 50 and over ...

Most Medicare Recipients Ignore Colorectal Cancer Screening

... year, with 57,000 deaths. The new study, published online Dec. 10 in the journal Cancer , looked at a variety of screening tests. They included barium enemas, methods of detecting fecal blood, and colonoscopy, which is regarded as the most definitive test. By detecting polyps before they become ...

Panacea Pharmaceuticals Announces the Availability of CC Detect(SM), a Serum-Based Diagnostic Test for Colon Cancer

... syndromes; African-American background; and Ashkenazi Jewish background. Frequent testing with colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, double contrast barium enemas and fecal occult blood tests are performed in these high-and increased risk populations. The age at which this intensive screening should ...

Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening

... the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Currently, recommended screening tests include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema and fecal occult blood tests. In September, the AGA Institute issued standards for performance of virtual, or CT, colonography. The AGA ...

The largest colonic lipoma to date

... summed in up to 6.1% of cases. To increase the rate of preoperative diagnosis, Dr. Li-Sheng Jiang has analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of barium enema, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and colonoscopy. Meanwhile, many therapeutic interventions have been introduced by reviewing ...

Virtual colonoscopy -- a new technology for colorectal cancer screening?

... the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Currently, recommended screening tests include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema and fecal occult blood tests. An estimated 112,340 new cases of colon cancer and an estimated 41,420 cases of rectal cancer will be ...

Simple, personalized interventions improve colorectal cancer screening rates

... the frequency of required screenings, but general recommendations include fecal testing for blood every one to two years, flexible sigmoidoscopy or barium enema every five years, and colonoscopy every ten years. However, recent studies show that only 42 percent of Americans had received fecal testing or ...

Gastroenterology sets standards for CT colonography

... the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Currently, recommended screening tests include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and fecal occult blood tests. The AGA Institute formed the CT Colonography Task Force to develop minimum training standards for ...

Indian American Doctor Uses Milk Instead of Barium for X-rays

... here is using milk instead of commonly used barium as a way of highlighting the bowel for ... About 60 received a commonly available diluted barium solution and the rest milk. All the patients had ... showed that there was no difference between barium and milk in terms of ability to read the X-rays. ...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

... 155,000 years and two ice ages. They analysed the amount of barium in plankton shells found in an ocean sediment core drilled beneath the Gulf of Guinea. barium is found in freshwater run-off from the river Niger, and is a gauge of ...

Studies Examine Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

... colonoscopy, a test known as flexible sigmoidoscopy, or double contrast barium enema, another screening method that involves taking X-rays of the colon ... declined from 8.3 percent to 3.6 percent; and double contrast barium enema declined from 4.1 percent to 1.3 percent. Although the number ...

An insight of the small intestine

... small intestine. The findings were compared to those using a traditional barium test and the camera capsule. Results showed the CT found more abnormalities, especially vascular malformations and tumors, than the barium test but fewer than the capsule endoscopy. Based on these results, ....

Disparities in Colon Cancer Screening Remain Among Medicare Patients

... ZIP codes of residence. The type of test screening completed by each patient (fecal occult blood test [FOBT], flexible sigmoidoscopy, double contrast barium enema [DCBE] and colonoscopy) was also noted. A total of 596,470 Medicare recipients were included in the study population with an ...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

... of PFG). Due to the retrospective nature of this study, there are limitations in the evaluation of swallowing function. Without modified barium swallows and formal speech pathology evaluations on every patient, it is impossible to assess the detailed effects of treatment on swallowing ...
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