Detection rate and predictive factors of sessile serrated polyps in an organised colorectal cancer screening programme with immunochemical faecal occult blood test: the EQuIPE study (Evaluating Quality Indicators of the Performance of Endoscopy)

Conclusion The low prevalence of SSPs and the lack of association with the FIT round argue against SSP as a suitable target for FIT-based organised programmes. Strict association of SSP-DR with the key colonoscopy quality indicators, namely caecal intubation rate and high ADR further marginalises the need for SSP-specific quality indicators in FIT-based programmes.
Source: Gut - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Endoscopy Source Type: research

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Colonoscopy with polypectomy reduces the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC).1,2 It is the cornerstone of effective prevention.3 The National Polyp Study showed that removal of adenomas during colonoscopy is associated with a reduction in CRC mortality by up to 50% relative to population controls.1,2
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: US Multi-Society Task Force Source Type: research
Colonoscopy is performed routinely for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, follow-up of other abnormal screening tests, workup of signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disease, and surveillance after CRC and polyp removal. Post procedure, colonoscopists are expected to provide follow-up recommendations to patients and referring physicians. Recommendations for follow-up after normal colonoscopy among individuals age-eligible for screening, and post-polypectomy among all individuals with polyps are among the most common clinical scenarios requiring guidance.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: US multi-society task force Source Type: research
SMART's G-EYE® 760R colonoscope, incorporating its G-EYE® Balloon Technology designed to increase the detection of cancerous polyps in colonoscopy, will become available by FUJIFILM Europe with its state-of-the-art ELUXEO system, as part of the new... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch, Distribution SMART Medical Systems, Fujifilm, G-EYE, colonoscope, colonoscopy
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Conclusion Indigo carmine chromoendoscopy improves early detection of residual disease post polypectomy, reducing incomplete resection rates. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Conclusion In a randomized controlled trial comparing AC to CAC and SC, neither device conferred additional benefits in ADR among high detectors. When comparing each device, EAC may be better than CAC at detecting more total adenomas. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Recent increases in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence in adults less than 50 years of age have led to more colonoscopies in this age group. As a result, there may be an increasing number of adults1cm) serrated polyps in younger versus older adults who return for a follow-up colonoscopy.
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Endoscopy DOI: 10.1055/a-1031-5672 Background Interval colorectal cancers may be associated with a low serrated polyp detection rate (SDR) and advanced adenoma detection rate (AADR). We aimed to determine the SDR and AADR for endoscopists in a United States multicenter cohort. Methods We included average-risk screening colonoscopies from five medical centers in the United States. Endoscopists with data on at least 100 average-risk screening colonoscopies were included. We calculated median SDR and AADR for endoscopists with adequate adenoma detection rates (ADRs)> 25 %. We analyzed the relationship b...
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
At the UEG (United European Gastroenterology) Week event in Barcelona, Spain, the first automatic polyp assistance system was unveiled by Medtronic. The GI Genius intelligent endoscopy system monitors the live video feed from a colonoscope, outli...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: GI Oncology Surgery Source Type: blogs
The sequence of events leading to the development of colorectal cancer, currently the third most common malignancy in Western countries, is effectively disrupted by the resection of its precursor lesions. Colonoscopy is the mainstay in lesion detection, and endoscopic polypectomy is the conventional therapeutic response for the overwhelming majority of identified polyps. Approximately 2% of lesions are larger (>20  mm) and are laterally spreading lesions (LSLs). EMR is considered the standard of care for the majority of these because it has been proved to be safer, less resource-intensive, and less expensive than surgery.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Medtronic is taking some very big steps with artificial intelligence. The Dublin-based company is launching GI Genius – a system it said is the first to use AI to detect colorectal polyps. The product’s launch is taking place during United European Gastroenterology Week in Barcelona, Spain. GI Genius was developed by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and has CE mark. Medtronic is bringing the solution to the market through a distribution agreement with the Dublin-based Cosmo Pharmaceuticals. The GI Genius module uses advanced artificial intelligence to highlight the presence of pre-cancerous lesions...
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