Detection of CRC by Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results Detection of CRC by Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results

Does reducing fecal immunochemical testing pre-screening from 3 vials to a single vial negatively impact CRC or precursor adenoma detection rate?Laboratory Medicine
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We describe the case of a 37-year-old man with a 20-year history of psoriatic arthritis. The patient presented with abdominal pain, watery diarrhea with mild hematochezia, and a reported 24-pound unintentional weight loss over the past five months. Of note, the patient began treatment with etanercept five months earlier after discontinuation of infliximab for his psoriatic arthritis symptoms. Colonoscopy with terminal ileum intubation revealed active colitis and intestinal biopsy results showed marked ulcerations and non-caseating granulomas, indicative of CD. Etanercept was subsequently discontinued and the patient was st...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
We read with interest the article by Emmanuel et  al,1 which not only reports the risk factors for recurrence of large laterally spreading tumors after endoscopic resection (ER) but also describes the outcomes of ER of those recurrent adenomas. A Japanese guideline recommends that follow-up colonoscopy should be done within 3 years after ER.2 Bu t this study illustrates that the recurrence rate of adenoma is still as high as 13.5% after 36 months, which means that the follow-up time should be longer.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Over the last 3 years, the percentage of colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and upper endoscopies performed by FPs has declined. Why is this, and should FPs continue to perform these procedures?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
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ConclusionsThe prevalence rates for neoplasms, advanced neoplasms, and CRC in our current study were statistically significantly higher compared with those seen in average-risk populations. This supports the importance of more intensive screening for this subpopulation in preventing colorectal cancers, as well as pre-and early-cancerous neoplasms.
Source: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Vasen HFA, Ghorbanoghli Z, de Ruijter B, Trinidad RA, Langers AMJ, Peeters KCMJ, Bonsing BA, Hardwick JCH Abstract Background: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is characterized by the development of hundreds of colorectal adenomas in the second decade of life, and prophylactic colectomy is usually performed around age of 20. A common question is the appropriate timing of surgery and which endoscopic findings indicate surgery. Methods: All FAP patients known at Leiden University Medical Centre from 1985 onwards were included. The patients were then subdivided into those diagnosed before or after 2000. P...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Authors: Morarasu S, Haroon M, Morarasu BC, Lal K, Eguare E Abstract Analyzing colon biopsies is becoming time consuming and a financial burden as colonoscopy is now the main screening and diagnostic procedure of the main gastrointestinal diseases. Colon sampling can provide important information when used accordingly; otherwise it may only load the medical system unnecessarily. Our aim was to retrospectively analyze criteria for colon biopsies and correlate the diagnostic value of randomly sampling colon, especially in patients with diarrhea. This was a retrospective study on 2109 colonoscopies done over one year....
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
Authors: Mansour-Ghanaei F, Varshi G, Joukar F, Ashoobi MT, Esmaeilpour J, Gharibpoor A, Daryakar A, Mansour-Ghanaei R, Balou HA, Saedi HS, Mavaddati S, Sepehrimanesh M Abstract Colon cancer is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal cancers in developed countries with varied incidence and the onset age of disease worldwide. Overall, 161 participants who were under patronage of a local relief foundation and referred to the endoscopy ward of Razi Hospital affiliated to the Guilan University of Medical Sciences. These patients have been aged more than 50 or more than 40 years with history of colorectal cancer in...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
Reports showed adenoma miss rates (AMRs) of 22.5 –27% in the right colon and 23.4–33.3% in the proximal colon. Missed lesions could contribute to postcolonoscopy cancers. Water exchange (WE) with near-complete ...
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Condition:   Bowel Cleansing Intervention:   Behavioral: LINE re-education Sponsor:   Taipei Medical University Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionOlder age is increasingly associated with a positive test, a non-diagnostic test and potentially relevant ECF. Inpatients are also associated with positive tests and E3 –4 findings. Symptoms are not strongly associated with a positive CTC.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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