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Mayo Clinic estimates new, tiny, super-sensitive probe could cut colon polyp removal in half

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Based on results of a landmark study, researchers at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus see a future in which virtual biopsies will eliminate the need to remove colon polyps that are not cancerous or will not morph into the disease. Currently one-third to one-half of the polyps r...

Virtual biopsy can tell whether colon polyp is benign without removal, Mayo researchers say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A probe so sensitive that it can tell whether or not a cell living within the human body is veering towards cancer development may revolutionize how future colonoscopies are done, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Investigators have found that techn...

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

...ase that the endoscopy capsule detects a lesion, it will always be necessary to undertake a subsequent colonoscopy in order to extirpate it, whether a polyp or biopsy and, in the case of a cancer, and confirm its existence. Type of patients and methodology The 328 cases chosen to take part in the stu...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

...trointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a study looking at polyp detection rates at screening colonoscopy found a w...al importance to each criterion. "Variation in polyp detection rates at screening colonoscopy" Colono...allows the physician to see the entire colon. If a polyp is found, it can be removed immediately. The...

Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness

...increased with age, the researchers noted. Moreover, patients who had a polyp removed during the procedure had a higher risk for adverse events than thos... their medical conditions, the indication for the colonoscopy and whether a polyp is removed," he said. "Providers need to be thoughtful about assessing t...

Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results

...an Gastroenterological Association. The reason could be that during deep sedation, patients are more relaxed and physicians can focus completely on polyp detection, the researchers said. The findings are to be presented Tuesday at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago. In the study, the researche...

New research identifies more effective tools for detection of colorectal cancer

...CHICAGO, IL (June 1, 2009) The latest advances in polyp detection, assessment of colorectal cancer risk, a... relaxed and the physician can focus completely on polyp detection. Patients who are deeply sedated are not...s been difficult to determine whether one of these polyp characteristics is more predictive of subsequent c...

A surprise 'spark' for pre-cancerous colon polyps

...in 1, or CTBP1, was the spark that initiated colon polyp formation, not the protein beta-catenin, as previo...ar protein known as beta-catenin resulted in colon polyp formation. Colon polyp formation precedes the development of colon cancer...

Decision by Medicare's CMS to Deny Coverage for 'Virtual' Colon Cancer Tests Underscores Lack of Evidence on Cancer Prevention

...ial for removing them and breaking the sequence of polyp to cancer in a single diagnostic and therapeutic i...fication of polyps of various sizes, standards for polyp removal, balancing patient risks (in this case fro...ial for removing them and breaking the sequence of polyp to cancer in a single diagnostic and therapeutic i...

Is it reasonable to perform polypectomy without interruption of anticoagulation?

... that required transfusion. Two others (1.6%, 95% CI: 0.5%-5.7%) had self-limited hematochezia at home and did not seek medical attention. The average polyp size was 5.1 2.2 mm. They announced that polypectomy can be performed in therapeutically anticoagulated patients with lesions up to 1 cm in size with...

It's A Wrap: 'Get Screened' Video Contest Winners Announced

... gets a reminder letter to get a colonoscopy, undergoes the test and is informed that during the procedure the doctor had removed a potentially deadly polyp from his colon. In the other scenario, the same man throws the letter in the trash and, instead of scheduling a colonoscopy, takes a nap on the couch,...

New study argues for CT colonography as primary colon cancer screening test

...with a high degree of confidence, whether or not a polyp needs to be evaluated through colonoscopy or remov...r study, we found that when a clinically important polyp is found with CT colonography, a corresponding polyp will be identified at colonoscopy greater than 90%...

Medical Device Industry Expert Matthew Jenusaitis Joins Avantis Medical Board of Directors

...es. The Third Eye is the only technology cleared by the FDA to enhance polyp detection when used in conjunction with colonoscopy. The Third Eye has been...colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy in the dietary polyp Prevention Trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 61(3):385-391, (3) Rex, D.K....

Pitt vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients

...draw the immune system's fire to attack and destroy the abnormal cells," Dr. Schoen said. "That might not only prevent progression to cancer, but even polyp recurrence." According to co-investigator Olivera Finn, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Immunology at Pitt's School of Medicine, M...

ASGE's Birthday e-Card Reminds Recipients to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer!

...wly over a period of many years. Before a true cancer develops, it usually begins as a non-cancerous polyp, which may eventually change into cancer. A polyp is a growth of tissue that develops on the lining of the colon or rectum. Certain kinds of polyps, called adenomas, are most likely to become cancerou...

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

... polyp, which may eventually change into cancer. A polyp is a growth of tissue that develops on the lining ...ws the doctor to see inside the entire colon. If a polyp is found, the doctor can remove it immediately. The polyp is usually removed with small biopsy forceps or lo...

Avantis Medical Systems Announces Key Addition to Scientific Advisory Board

..., 2004. (2) Pabby, A.; Schoen, R.E.; Weissfeld, J.L.; et al. Analysis of colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy in the dietary polyp Prevention Trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 61(3):385-391, 2005. (3) Rex, D.K.; Cutler, C.S.; Lemmel, G.T.; et al. Colonoscopic miss rates of ade...

Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions

... had embarked on the long-term use of aspirin as part of the Aspirin/Folate polyp Prevention Study. The more than 1,100 participants were considered at high risk for developing colorectal cancer because of a history of polyp development. After enrolling between 1994 and 1998, all were tracked for th...

Also in the Feb. 10 JNCI

...s to colorectal cancer. The randomized placebo-controlled Aspirin/Folate polyp Prevention Study showed that regular use of low dose aspirin (81 mg) reduced the risk of colorectal polyp formation in individuals at high risk compared with placebo. To determine w...

Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy

...y practices in Germany used the tests for what is called fecal occult blood -- otherwise undetectable traces of blood that could come from a cancer or polyp in the intestine -- on more than 1,300 people and checked those results against findings from colonoscopy and an X-ray examination of the colon. Th...

Katie Couric Misrepresented Screening Benefits - Claims 'Death By Colonoscopy' Expose

...g screened. The number of delayed strokes and heart attacks related to screenings isn't reported, but believed high. According to the Telemark polyp Study, screening increases mortality by 57%. Removing polyps does not prevent colorectal cancers either. According to the research published b...

Annals colonoscopy study underscores importance of quality standards

...r the medical community. To define high-quality colonoscopy, the AGA directs physicians, purchasers and the public to the standards for endoscopy and polyp surveillance created by the AGA and ASGE through the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement and the National Committee for Quality Assuranc...

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

...this study were mostly on the right side of the colon, which often harbors flat lesions that are more difficult to detect than the more typical raised polyp and more likely to be cancerous. This fact highlights the importance of not withdrawing too soon during the procedure, allowing the physician enough t...

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

... colorectal cancer, which most typically develops from polyps. The two main polyp types are adenomatous, which are precancerous and hence require removal, an... required for endoscopists to use this assessment to determine the need for polyp removal with confidence. Further investigation into superficial mucosal pa...

A simple blood test for colon cancer

...s of Americans' lives by as early as 2010. With the test, doctors can catch polyp growth in the colon in 80% of patients. The American Cancer Society sugg...ide a convincing argument for patients to undergo the colonoscopy, and then polyp removal, if necessary. The novel invention is based on testing CD24, th...

Saturated Fats Linked to Cancer of Small Intestine

...he journal Cancer Research . "Furthermore, there is some evidence to suggest that cancers of the small and large bowel both arise from adenomatous polyp precursor lesions, suggesting the adenoma-carcinoma sequence is relevant to both sites. For some unknown reason, the large intestine is much more susc...

Lazarex Cancer Foundation Sponsors Community Colorectal Cancer Screening at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

...s products and services. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States. Early detection and removal of a precancerous polyp can prevent colorectal cancer. This past year, Lazarex has helped end-stage patients successfully fight a variety of cancers, including breast, panc...

Study confirms colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50

...l polyps are rare in adults aged 30 to 50, our study reveals an increase in polyp prevalence with age and a dramatic increase in colorectal adenoma incidence... to screen for polyps, only the rectum and the lower end of the colon. If a polyp or abnormality is found, patients may require a regular colonoscopy for fur...

Aurora St. Luke's Named to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings

... and northern Illinois, particularly those with pancreatic or bile duct disease, Dr. Schmalz said. One such patient was a woman with a pre-cancerous polyp in a hard-to-reach bile duct. Once she was diagnosed, the gastroenterology team worked with Aurora St. Luke's liver transplant surgeon, and after part...

Study presented at DDW 2008 Confirms that New Device Significantly Improves Detection of Polyps in the Colon

... Third Eye(TM) Retroscope(TM) Improved polyp Detection by Thirteen Percent SAN DIEGO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Di...lly 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 (...

Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients

...w the doctor to see it clearly. Laiyemo reported on the follow-up to the polyp Prevention Trial, in which his team continued to follow those participants ...ters to 9 millimeters be offered CTC surveillance in three years instead of polyp removal. Rex's team looked at more than 10,000 polyps over a five-year p...

Repeat Colonscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients

...w the doctor to see it clearly. Laiyemo reported on the follow-up to the polyp Prevention Trial, in which his team continued to follow those participants ...ters to 9 millimeters be offered CTC surveillance in three years instead of polyp removal. Rex's team looked at more than 10,000 polyps over a five-year p...

Discovery of a novel mechanism for the development of colon cancer

... the diet. In the great majority of cases, colorectal cancer arises from an initially benign overgrowth of colonic lining, a so-called adenomatous polyp (Fig. 1), which acquires with time harmful mutations and transforms into a dangerous colonic carcinoma. Observational studies suggest that the adenoma...

Immune system kick-started in moist nasal lining in sinusitis, asthma and colds

... can also become a source of illness due to resulting inflammation. This can lead to potentially life-long problems, including tissue swelling, nasal polyp formation, sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, chills, fever and difficulty breathing. Thus, blocking these reactions,...

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

... competence, such as cecal intubation time and the polyp detection rate, as well as the cecal intubation ra...t could be considered to reflect competence is the polyp detection rate. Among healthy asymptomatic patien...dures and continuously improved afterwards. The polyp detection rate of all colonoscopies was 21.8 perce...

Nasal polyps from analgesics

...ammatory reactions in the intestine or skin and urticaria. The diagnosis is based on symptoms immediately after taking salicylates or on recurrent polyp formation. Blood tests can be an important diagnostic aid, particularly in difficult cases. Discontinuation of treatment helps, as does corticosteroid...

Colonoscopy used to identify and remove flat colon lesions

...ntified these flat lesions through colonoscopy. This study is very significant, as these flat lesions are more difficult to detect than the typical polyp during colorectal cancer screening, said Grace H. Elta, MD, FASGE, president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Researche...

Colonoscopy Used to Identify and Remove Flat Colon Lesions: Flat Colon Lesions More Common and More Likely to Be Cancer According to JAMA Study

...ified these flat lesions through colonoscopy. "This study is very significant, as these flat lesions are more difficult to detect than the typical polyp during colorectal cancer screening," said Grace H. Elta, MD, FASGE, president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). "Research...

ASGE Re-Launches Colon Cancer Awareness Web Site www.Screen4coloncancer.Org for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

... recipient to get screened for colon cancer. The animated flash e-Card depicts a birthday celebration with the main message "Don't let Peter and Polly polyp crash your birthday party. Get screened for colon cancer today, it is the second leading cancer killer. Ask your doctor about getting screened for col...

New guidelines update recommendations on colorectal cancer screening

...tegy for colorectal cancer. Because of its excellent sensitivity in detecting polyps and its potential for removing them and breaking the sequence of polyp to cancer in a single diagnostic and therapeutic intervention, colonoscopy is one of the most powerful preventive tools in clinical medicine. Sever...
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