Smartphone Application to Reinforce Education Increases High-Quality Preparation for Colorectal Cancer Screening Colonoscopies in a Randomized Trial

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.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Adding a BM-TT to FIT-screening considerably reduces colonoscopy burden, but could also decrease screening effectiveness. Combining FIT15 with a high polyp sensitivity BM-TT seems most promising. PMID: 32462913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: We observed socioeconomic inequalities in colorectal cancer survival in Germany. Further studies accounting for potential differences in non-cancer mortality and exploring treatment patterns in detail are needed.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Brenner In the past two decades, an extensive rollout of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes has been initiated in European countries with a large heterogeneity of screening offers. Using data from a population-based cross-sectional survey conducted between 2013 and 2016 in all European Union countries, we analysed the utilisation of faecal tests and colonoscopy among people aged 50–74 years and the factors associated with uptake by type of screening offer. We observed the highest utilisation of either test for countries with fully rolled out organised programmes with faecal tests (ranging from 29...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: More effective communication between patients and health care providers are warranted to avoid misconception regarding colonoscopy procedure. Support from primary care doctors, customer-friendly appointment system, use of educational aids and better involvement from family members were among the strategies to increase colonoscopy compliance. PMID: 32458630 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
AbstractA 75-year-old woman was diagnosed with anemia during hospitalization for the treatment of right superior ophthalmic arteriovenous fistula. Colonoscopy revealed an entire circumference of type 2 tumor in the ascending colon. Computed tomography showed ascending colon wall thickening, a tumor with a maximum diameter of 32  mm on the right external iliac artery and multiple low-density nodules in the spleen. We performed right hemicolectomy with D3 lymph node dissection, splenectomy and right external iliac lymph node dissection. Histopathological finding revealed moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascen...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A single negative colonoscopy is associated with long-lasting, significant reductions in colorectal cancer risk, but only if the colonoscopy is of high quality.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality are reduced for a period of 17.4 years following a single negative screening colonoscopy, according to a study published online May 26 in the Annals of Internal...
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Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E775-E782 DOI: 10.1055/a-1136-9971 Background and study aims Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is an important quality indicator in colonoscopy, and improved ADR decreases the incidence of colorectal cancer. We investigated differences in polyp detection according to the endoscopist’s ADR. Patients and methods We performed a propensity-score matching study using baseline patient characteristics of age, sex, body mass index, family history of colorectal cancer, smoking, drinking, indication for colonoscopy, bowel preparation, and colonoscope type. We compared polyp detection and co...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
This article reviews alternative colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests, including flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), computed tomography (CT) colonography, and colon capsule endoscopy. FS has abundant and convincing evidence supporting its use for CRC screening and is a commonly used CRC test worldwide. CT colonography has demonstrated convincing results for CRC screening, but concerns regarding cost, accuracy for flat or sessile neoplasia, reproducibility, extracolonic findings, and lack of coverage have limited its use and development. Colon capsule endoscopy has demonstrated encouraging results for polyp detection in averag...
Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am Source Type: research
Abstract After 2 screen-setting studies showing high sensitivity for colorectal cancer and advanced precancerous lesions, multitarget stool DNA testing was endorsed by the US Preventative Services Task Force as a first-line colorectal cancer screening test. Uptake has increased exponentially since approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Adherence to testing is approximately 70%. Patients with positive results have high diagnostic colonoscopy completion rates in single-center studies. The positive predictive value for colorectal neoplasia in postapproval studi...
Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am Source Type: research
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