Family Docs Do Colonoscopies Safely
Study found no more complications than when specialists perform screening test
THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Colonoscopies
performed by family doctors who are trained to conduct the procedure are safe, effective and meet standard quality guidelines for colon cancer screenings, ...
Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients
Other research found traditional colonoscopy still better than virtual version
TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The people who most need to have repeat colonoscopies
to detect precancerous growths are less likely to get the potentially lifesaving procedures, new research shows.
VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies
Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment
TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The scandal over potentially tainted colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment used at three Veterans' Affairs hospitals made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U...
High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies
Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds
TUESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Even when there is a family history of colon cancer, blacks are much less likely to get colonoscopies
than their white counterparts are, a new study finds.
While blacks w...
Penn research offers road map to safer pain control, cost savings during colonoscopies
(PHILADELPHIA) At a time when several U.S. health insurers have discontinued payment for use of the sedative propofol during most screening colonoscopies, physicians at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that an alternative way to administer the drug could both sav...
A Study Questions the Effectiveness of High Speed Colonoscopies
It was strongly believed since its launch that the doctor examining the patients through Colonoscopy would find and cut out any polyps, which is the main source// of most colon cancers. But, now a study findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine says that the doctors performing the p...
GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights
...08 women and 1,556 men). Summary-level data was analyzed for each endoscopist, including patient mean age, sex profile, mean procedure time, number of colonoscopies
performed and the proportions of patients with any-sized polyp, any-sized adenoma, an adenoma one cm or larger in maximum diameter, and multiple (more...
Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer
...which look for suspicious polyps, often miss tumors.
Among other things, colonoscopies
might not detect small polyps, and their success depends on the skill of th...ty of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
And, he said, people also avoid colonoscopies
because of the inconvenience and discomfort.
Enter the idea of genetic s...
Ambulatory Surgery Centers 'Pivotal' in Moving Outpatient Surgical Services Into Less Expensive, Clinically Appropriate Settings
...e of outpatient surgery.
This study found no statistical evidence that ASCs cause an increase in utilization of common Medicare procedures like colonoscopies
and cataract surgery.
In fact it shows that 70% of the growth in ambulatory surgery centers from 2000 to 2007 is the result of moving procedures...
Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness
MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Screening colonoscopies
for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly patients, a new study fi...e study, Warren's team collected data on 53,220 Medicare recipients who had colonoscopies
between July 2001 and October 2005. The researchers compared these patients...
Colon cancer screening technique shows continued promise in new study
...im Backman, professor of biomedical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, obtained biopsies from patients undergoing colonoscopies
and found that LEBS could detect the presence of growths elsewhere in the colon even though it just analyzed tissue from the base of the rectum.
HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back
...eased incidence of colonic polyps or colorectal cancer, routine monitoring practices will have to be re-examined, with HIV-positive patients receiving colonoscopies
earlier and perhaps more frequently than current recommendations allow. In the laboratory, these findings should give researchers another angle with w...