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Virtual Colonoscopies Show Value for Some Patients, But Polyps Will Be Missed

... Compares Effectiveness of CT Colonography to colonoscopy PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 ... for patients with contraindications to colonoscopy or for whom colonoscopy cannot be completed, it may be less useful for ...

ASGE Urges Patients to Seek a Qualified Endoscopist Before Undergoing a Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer

... Canadian study finds that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates, but raises ... in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates from ... endoscopist to perform a thorough colonoscopy and that patients must take the bowel prep as ...

Quality Colonoscopy Exam Remains Best Strategy for Detection of Polyps and Cancers According to Experts From the American College of Gastroenterology

... case-control study have produced accurate data, colonoscopy remains the best available option for detection ... cancer by removing these growths. "While colonoscopy is not perfect, the physicians at the American ... Gastroenterologists receive special training in colonoscopy and perform more colonoscopies by far than any ...

National Study Presented at ACG 2008 Confirms New Device Functions Like 'Rear-View Mirror' to Provide Improved View of the Colon

... can be removed before they become malignant. colonoscopy is widely regarded as the "gold standard" for ... during colonoscopy. [1], [2], [3] "Although colonoscopy is currently the best method available ... colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy in the dietary Polyp Prevention Trial. ...

ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options

... or cancers 10 mm or larger that were detected by colonoscopy in 9 out of 10 asymptomatic patients. The ... subsequent colonoscopy. "ASGE supports colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening because it offers ... without unnecessary radiation exposure. colonoscopy also has a high detection rate for polyps of ...

Video: Large, Multi-Center Trial Demonstrates Comparable Accuracy for Virtual Colonoscopy and Standard Colonoscopy

... the disease. "Imaging advances such as virtual colonoscopy are an important step forward that could ... findings were evaluated using standard colonoscopy as the reference standard. CT colonography was ... a screening colonoscopy, and not have received a colonoscopy in the past five years. Each participant had a CT ...

Despite Advances in the Accuracy of CT Colonography in Detecting Polyps, Digestive Health Experts Urge Patients to Consider Risks and Realities

... the potential need for follow-up with complete colonoscopy in many cases, the real risk of undetected ... by CTC would have to be referred for complete colonoscopy depending on the size threshold for reporting ... least 30 percent of patients undergoing virtual colonoscopy required ...

iCAD Initiates Clinical Study of Its Virtual Colonoscopy CAD in Partnership with ACR Image Metrix

... a clinical study for Colon CAD, its virtual colonoscopy CAD product, in partnership with ACR Image ... product on interpretation and workflow. Virtual colonoscopy offers patients a less invasive option ... of several hundred cases tested with virtual colonoscopy featuring Colon CAD. "Moving to this clinical ...

Annual FIT Testing Detects Colorectal Cancer Two Years Earlier Than Colonoscopy Alone, Study of High-Risk Population Finds

... least one valid interval FIT test with subsequent colonoscopy and a non-FIT cohort (n=665), comprised of ... they would have been with a study-required colonoscopy alone, and those with treatable Stage II (Dukes ... than they would have been with a study-required colonoscopy alone. Detection of advanced adenomas in the ...

ACRIN Study Endorses Virtual Colonoscopy - Validation for Colon CAD Software Maker Medicsight plc

... today that the ACRIN study endorses virtual colonoscopy for Medicsight PLC (subsidiary of ... of the colon using either conventional optical colonoscopy or CT colonography, in which X-ray slice images ... least as sensitive and specific as conventional colonoscopy in detecting adenomas of 1 cm diameter or larger. ...

FDA Approves LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Sedation

... to vigorous tactile or painful stimulation was 7/183 (4%) for colonoscopy and 24/149 (16%) for bronchoscopy. The duration of minimal or complete unresponsiveness ranged from 2 to 16 minutes in colonoscopy patients and from 2 to 20 minutes in bronchoscopy patients. ...

August 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Avoiding Blood Pressure Increase at Menopause, Healthful Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Scheduling a Colorectal Exam

... fecal immunochemical test. Two new colon cancer screenings are: CT colonoscopy (also called virtual colonoscopy) and DNA-based stool testing, a simple noninvasive exam done at home. colonoscopy remains a preferred screening method. The doctor uses a long, flexible ...

Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol

... Disease Week(i) -- included 1,000 subjects who underwent sedation for colonoscopy and EGD at eight sites and compared the SEDASYS(TM) System to the current ... scope removal to the time the patient returned to a MOAA/S=5. colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for detecting colorectal cancer, the ...

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of the SEDASYS(R) System

... sedative due to its rapid onset and quick, clear-headed recovery, which enables patients to promptly return to normal activities following a colonoscopy or EGD procedure. Current propofol labeling states only persons trained in the administration of general anesthesia should administer the drug. In ...

MultiVu Video Feed: Major Trial Demonstrates Comparable Accuracy of Virtual Colonoscopy and Standard Colonoscopy

... Mayo Clinic * Ron Dow, ACRIN Study Participant B-ROLL INCLUDES: * footage of patients receiving a CT colonography * patients receiving a colonoscopy * 3-D "fly-through" images of CT colonography results VIDEO PROVIDED BY: The American College of Radiology Contact: FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE ...

Orion Genomics Gains Exclusive Worldwide Rights to the IGF2 Gene for Colorectal Cancer Risk Testing Through Licensing Agreement With Johns Hopkins University

... to save lives by identifying a group of high risk individuals who are likely to develop colorectal cancer at a younger age, and who should undergo colonoscopy screening 10 to 20 years earlier than the age that is currently recommended." Loss of imprinting of IGF2 is a non-heritable epigenetic ...

ACR Supports American Cancer Society Inclusion of CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) as Recommended Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer in New Screening Guidelines

... and preliminary results of recently completed trials support the inclusion of Computed Tomographic Colonography (CTC) -- also known as virtual colonoscopy -- as a front-line screening exam for colorectal cancer. In the first-ever joint consensus guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, released ...

iCAD Announces Partnership for Initiating Clinical Testing of Its Virtual Colonoscopy CAD Product

... due at least in part to the invasive nature of current screening procedures. Results from recent trials showing the effectiveness of Virtual colonoscopy as a screening procedure coupled with recent legislation introduced to establish Medicare reimbursement for the procedure are likely to expand the ...

Viatronix V3D-Colon Utilized in 'Another' Landmark Study

... of 3D imaging software announced today the publication of a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, titled "CT Colonography versus colonoscopy for the Detection of Advanced Neoplasia". The study utilized the Viatronix V3D- Colon platform exclusively. The results published in the October 4th ...

MGI Pharma Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Phase 3 Study of Aquavan Injection in Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy

... together with the results from a phase 3 trial in patients undergoing colonoscopy and an open-label study in patients undergoing minor surgical procedures, ... success and measures of physician and patient satisfaction. In the colonoscopy trial, among patients treated with an initial bolus dose of 6.5 mg/kg of ...

Salix Pharmaceuticals Previews Digestive Disease Week 2007

... chloride, potassium chloride, sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid for oral solution) is indicated for cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults 18 years of age or older. MOVIPREP should be used with caution in patients using concomitant medications that increase the risk of ...

Enzo Biochem Individualized Oral Immune Regulation Therapy May Be Effective Approach to Treating Crohn's Disease

... administration of an autologous protein-containing extract, individually prepared from mucosal tissue colon biopsies of the subject obtained through colonoscopy (a common procedure for Crohn's patients). In one trial, subjects received a regimen of 3 weekly doses for 15 weeks of either active treatment or ...

Aquavan (Fospropofol Disodium) Injection Data Presented at Digestive Disease Week 2007

... level of sedation," said Dr. Cohen, a lead investigator of the trial. colonoscopy Results: Primary Endpoint of Sedation Success Achieved (Abstract W1451) ... the secondary efficacy endpoint of the trial, meaning they completed their colonoscopy without requiring manual/mechanical ventilation and alternative ...

Chi-Med Announces Positive Phase II Proof-of-Concept Data for HMPL-004 in Ulcerative Colitis

... HMPL-004 was 57% by clinical score compared to 53% for Mesalazine in the Intent-To-Treat population and 47% for HMPL-004 versus 42% for Mesalazine by colonoscopy in the Intent-To-Treat population. HMPL-004 was well tolerated in the study and the adverse event rate was half that of the Mesalazine group. ...
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