SCBT-MR becomes SABI
The Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels Rad groups disagree with NEJM CT article ACR, others exhort CMS to cover virtual colonoscopy
Sufficient bowel preparation is crucial for successful screening and surveillance colonoscopy. However, rates of inadequate preparation are still high. We investigated the effects of reinforced patient education using a smartphone application software (APP) for colonoscopy preparation in participants in a CRC screening program.
Lynch syndrome is the most common inherited cause of colorectal cancer (CRC). Contemporary and mutation-specific estimates of CRC-risk in patients undergoing colonoscopy would optimize surveillance strategies. We performed a prospective national cohort study, using data from New Zealand, to assess overall and mutation-specific risk of CRC in patients with Lynch syndrome undergoing surveillance.
In addition to monitoring adverse events (AEs) and post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers (PCCRC), indicators for assessing colonoscopy quality include adenoma detection rate (ADR) and cecal intubation rate (CIR). It is unclear whether there is an association between annual colonoscopy volume and ADR, CIR, AEs, or PCCRC.
CONCLUSIONS: At our institution, patients who were older or had significant co-morbid conditions (CAD, CHF, COPD, motility disorders, or cirrhosis) were more likely to have inadequate inpatient bowel preparation. Bowel preparation type did not affect the duration, quality of visualization, or successful cecal intubation. PMID: 32218419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Regenstrief Institute) An editorial challenges physicians and the US healthcare system to reconsider the current 'one size fits all' care for diverticulitis and to employ a precision medicine approach to determine which patients should be referred for colonoscopy.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being implemented into colonoscopy practice, but no study has investigated whether AI is cost-saving. We quantified the cost reduction from using AI as an aid in the optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps.
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the correlation between LCI observation and clinical relapse rate in UC patients. We retrospectively analyzed UC patients who underwent total colonoscopy between August 2016 and October 2018 at our facility with Mayo endoscopic scores of 0 or 1. We assessed the correlation between orange-like color lesion (defined as LCI-scarlet color lesions) and clinical relapse rate (requiring additional treatment for UC) during the 1-year follow-up period. Fifty-eight patients (22 female, 36 male; median age at diagnosis, 47.2 (18-80) years) who underwent colonoscopy were analyzed. During the 1-year ...
Abstract Gastrointestinal (GI) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is one of the frequently reported histologic subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that occur in the GI tract. However, the presentation of quite different clinical manifestations, morphologic characteristics, immunophenotypes, and molecular biologic features is challenging for its diagnosis. Herein, we describe a rare case of primary colorectal DLBCL that occurred in a 59-year-old immunocompetent Chinese female who attended our respiratory clinic for the third time with an asymptomatic pleural effusion and pleural thickening. In her clinical se...
Conclusions: In a supervised practice, PAs performed on par with their gastroenterology colleagues on established colonoscopy quality indicators. Following proper training, PAs can be employed in the provision of screening colonoscopy.
Conditions: Bowel Preparation; Colonoscopy Intervention: Other: Questionnaire Sponsor: Fourth Military Medical University Recruiting