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Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer

But less invasive detection method still shows promise, scientists say WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers had high hopes for a minimally invasive cancer-screening technique known as capsule endoscopy, but the "camera pill" appears to be less effective than standard colo...

For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good

Less invasive test might spur more people to be screened, experts say,,,, TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) - CT colonography, a less invasive option to colonoscopy, is an effective way to detect colon cancer in people who have an elevated risk of the disease because of family history ...

Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success

More rigorous prep is needed for obese people, study finds,, MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese are less apt to have thoroughly cleansed their colon before getting a colonoscopy, hampering the effectiveness of the procedure, a new study finds. Being obese increa...

Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results

Study findings could have lifesaving potential MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Putting patients into a deep sleep during colonoscopy results in more frequent detection of precancerous polyps than merely making patients sleepy with sedatives, new research has found. During colonos...

Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate

Some see it as reliable, less invasive option; others say agency was right to reject coverage,,,, WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare and Medicaid's decision Tuesday not to pay for a less invasive colon exam known as virtual colonoscopy has some experts applauding the move, ...

CMS Denial of Coverage for Virtual Colonoscopy May Cost Lives

Congress Should Act to Require Coverage of CT Colonography RESTON, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's determination by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to not cover screening computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, exams is no...

Germany: Colonoscopy prevents 15,000 cancer cases

Since 2002, statutory health insurances in Germany have offered an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy) free of charge for all insured persons from the age of 55. Germany was the first country to make nationwide endoscopic screening for bowel cancer a part of its statutory early cance...

Water method for unsedated colonoscopy; interval between prep and colonoscopy predicts prep quality

OAK BROOK, Ill. March 2, 2009 In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month during March, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has put out a special issue on colonoscopy for colorectal neoplasia. Studies of note regarding colonoscopy appear in both the monthly March issue and the spe...

Free Video for Health Care Providers and Patients Who are Preparing for a Colonoscopy Is Now Available at www.TriLyte.com

ATLANTA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new video to help health care providers prepare patients for a colonoscopy is now available free of charge from the company that makes TriLyte(R) (PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride for oral solution) with flavor packs, ( www...

Annals colonoscopy study underscores importance of quality standards

A study by Baxter, et al. released this week and scheduled to be published in the Jan. 6, 2009, edition of Annals of Internal Medicine , concluded that while screening colonoscopy is associated with fewer deaths from colorectal cancer, the association is primarily limited to deaths from cancer de...

Narrow-band imaging comparable to white light colonoscopy in differentiating colorectal polyps

OAK BROOK, Ill. December 15, 2008 Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine compared narrow-band imaging (NBI) without high magnification to standard white light colonoscopy in differentiating colorectal polyps during real-time colonoscopy and found that NBI was not more accurate than ...

Visage Imaging and Viatronix Sign Comprehensive Marketing Agreement for Virtual Colonoscopy Product

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visage Imaging(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY ), announced it has signed a comprehensive marketing agreement with Viatronix(R), Inc., a leading developer of 2D/3D medical imaging and diagnost...

Risk of colorectal cancer extremely low 5 years after a normal colonoscopy screening

OAK BROOK, Ill. September 22, 2008 A study appearing in the Sept. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows that among individuals with no colorectal neoplasia (abnormal growths) on initial screening colonoscopy, the five-year risk of colorectal cancer is extremely low. The data p...

Study finds that competency in colonoscopy requires experience with 150 cases or more

OAK BROOK, Ill. APRIL 23, 2008 Researchers from Korea have found that technically efficient screening and diagnostic colonoscopy generally requires experience with 150 cases or more. The study appears in the April issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal...

Popular Colonoscopy Prep Solution May Pose Kidney Risks

Dangers of phosphate solution extend to those without renal disease, study says TUESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most common bowel-cleansing preparations used by people who are about to have a colonoscopy can trigger both acute kidney failure and long-term renal damage ...

African Americans less likely than whites to get colonoscopy despite family history of colon cancer

CHICAGO African Americans who have multiple first-degree relatives with colon cancer are less likely than whites with affected relatives to undergo recommended screening procedures, according to a report in the March 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...

Narrow band imaging colonoscopy identifies flat dysplastic lesions in ulcerative colitis patients

OAK BROOK, Ill. November 19, 2007 A pilot study from researchers at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, found that narrow band imaging (NBI) colonoscopy used in cancer surveillance for ulcerative colitis patients can identify flat dysplastic lesions. The research appears in the November issue ...

Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening

The clinical importance of colorectal cancer screening is well established, however the majority of eligible people do not undergo screening tests. It is important to identify which tests may encourage individuals to be screened in order to help increase the survival rate of the disease. Individua...

Initial Colonoscopy Key to Cancer Detection

It's more valuable than follow-up screenings, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A first-time colonoscopy to remove precancerous polyps plays a bigger role in reducing the risk of dying from colon cancer than do follow-up screenings done years later, a new study suggests....

First colonoscopy with removal of polyps linked to reduction in colon cancer death

Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2007 Using a model to predict reductions in death from colorectal cancer, epidemiologists and clinical researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering looked at the relative effect of an initial screening colonoscopy which clears pre-cancerous polyps from the colon versus ...

Experts Offer Answers on Colonoscopy Options

A newer 'virtual' model is challenging the traditional method FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two recent studies comparing the use of conventional (optical) colonoscopy and CT (virtual) colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening may raise questions among people considering the test, says t...

'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study

The screen uses CT scans and is performed without anesthesia WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports the effectiveness of an innovative form of colonoscopy that relies on a CT scanner that's sent through a patient's colon. When it comes to detecting polyps that m...

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

Bethesda, MD (October 1, 2007) Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest but most preventable causes of death in the United States. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute supports clinically proven technologies that increase the number of patients who are screened for the di...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

This release is available in Spanish . Capsule endoscopy for exploring the colon in a minimally invasive manner diagnoses 64% of all lesions located by means of conventional colonoscopy. According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine the specialised medical journal ...

Obesity predicts inadequate bowel prep at colonoscopy

Bethesda, MD (June 1, 2009) Obesity is an independent predictor of inadequate bowel preparation at colonoscopy, and the presence of additional risk factors further increases the likelihood of a poorly cleansed colon, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , the offi...

What to Expect From a Colonoscopy

While many patients are nervous, doctors say it isn't as scary as some believe SUNDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- As part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Americans are being urged to schedule a colonoscopy to check for this common and highly preventable type of cancer. But m...

ASGE urges patients to seek a qualified endoscopist before undergoing a colonoscopy

OAK BROOK, Ill. December 16, 2008 A study released today in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates from colorectal cancer, however, the procedure missed lesions more often on the right side of the colon versus the left side. The study high...

American Cancer Society Recommends Virtual Colonoscopy

New five-year colon screening guidelines support advanced test offered at Detroit-based EBT Heart & Body Imaging 'This is a major step forward and will soon provide a clinically proven alternative for millions each year who avoid the unpleasant traditional colonoscopy.'...

Capsule endoscopy diagnoses more Crohn's disease recurrence after surgery than colonoscopy

OAK BROOK, Ill. - September 26, 2007 Research from La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, Spain shows that capsule endoscopy diagnoses more Crohns disease recurrence after surgery than colonoscopy. Capsule endoscopy led to changes in therapy for more than half of the patients studied. The resea...

Virtual Colonoscopy is Most-effective for Screening Colon Cancer

A new study says targeting smaller lesions does little to significantly reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and, in fact, results in extremely high// financial costs and a large proportion of adverse events. A cost-benefit analysis study says the low malignancy rate among so-called dimi...

Virtual Colonoscopy in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening

A study included in the November issue of the journal Radiology revealed that accurate screening of colorectal cancer can be done// by a three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) colonography or virtual colonoscopy. More people would want to be screened by this method when it is covered by third-p...

Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) depicts cancers and other clinically important conditions that would be missed // with standard colonoscopy and at very little additional cost, according to a study in the August issue of Radiology. "The chance of finding cancer outside the colon may b...

New virtual colonoscopy procedure for easier colon screening

Numerous patients who need a screening of the colon do not go through the procedure for fear of the procedure. The colonoscopy procedure that is currently available involves inserting a flexible tube with a viewing instrument into the rectum. It requires anaesthesia and there's a remote chance that...

Benefit of colonoscopy

According to American doctors, there is no upper age limit to the effectiveness of colon cancer screening.Colorectal cancer screening tests are valuable for detecting bowel cancer and polyps before any symptoms develop. In the US, it's recommended that screening - either with a faecal occult blood ...

AHRQ Launches Monthly Health Advice Column and Enhanced Web Site In Spanish

...t year. In addition, more than a quarter of Hispanic adults have never had their cholesterol checked, two-thirds of Hispanics over 50 have never had a colonoscopy and more than half of Hispanic women over 40 have not had a mammogram within the last year. "One factor contributing to why Hispanics have poorer...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

...tudy looking at polyp detection rates at screening colonoscopy found a wide variation among endoscopists, though ... polyp detection rates at screening colonoscopy" colonoscopy is recommended as a primary screening method for c...ove polyps (growths) before they turn into cancer. colonoscopy uses a colonoscope, a tube with a light and video ...

Medicsight Launches ColonCAD(TM) Online CTC Platform

...ribution channel for our exciting ColonCAD(TM) software. The MedicRead 3.0 Colon platform is currently the only visualization workstation for virtual colonoscopy that can be accessed and downloaded via the Internet. This broad access allows us to reach a broader user base and allows the international radiology...

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

...Day News) -- Scientists say they may be moving closer to developing a genetic test for colorectal cancer that could indicate who needs a more advanced colonoscopy screening. In a study released this week, an international team of researchers report that they've found a genetic red flag that indicates the pres...

Promising biomarker and candidate tumor suppressor gene identified for colorectal cancer

...s potentially useful as a sensitive and specific noninvasive pre-selection modality for identifying individuals at risk for colorectal cancer for whom colonoscopy is recommended." In an accompanying editorial, Gad Rennert, M.D., Ph.D., of the Carmel Medical Center and Technion in Haifa, Israel, discusses the ...

VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies

...hDay News) -- The scandal over potentially tainted colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment used at three Veterans' Af...nsmitting blood-borne viruses pertains to the VA's colonoscopy clinics seems like showmanship," he added. "Since ...ere." More information Find out more about colonoscopy at the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Di...
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