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An insight of the small intestine

...indings were compared to those using a traditional barium test and the camera capsule. Results showed the CT...cially vascular malformations and tumors, than the barium test but fewer than the capsule endoscopy. Based on these results, Dr. Hara suggests the best treat...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

...valuation 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 function. To better assess this, a prospective study utilizing pretreatment studies, post-treatment studies ...

Studies Examine Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

...nown as flexible sigmoidoscopy, or double contrast barium enema, another screening method that involves taki...om 8.3 percent to 3.6 percent; and double contrast barium enema declined from 4.1 percent to 1.3 percent. Although the number of screening colonoscopies pe...

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

...doctor here is using milk instead of commonly used barium as a way of highlighting the bowel for radiologica...ts. About 60 received a commonly available diluted barium solution and the rest milk. All the patients had CT scans of their small or large intestines. Res...

Disparities in Colon Cancer Screening Remain Among Medicare Patients

...st [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 approximately even number of patients in each age category (65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, and 80 or older) and more w...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

...rs 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 past run-off levels and monsoon intensities. The researchers found that when the n...

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