Colon Explorer for Automatic Imaging and Biopsying of Polyps

Millions of colonoscopies are performed every year to spot cancer as early as possible. The routine nature of these procedures and the constant need for them to be performed has led researchers at University of Colorado Boulder to develop a robotic t...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: GI Source Type: blogs

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Colonoscopy is the most commonly performed endoscopic examination worldwide and is considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening.The quality of examination and endoscopic treatment is affected by a number of factors that are verified by recognized parameters, such as cecal intubation rate and time, withdrawal time, adenoma detection rate and polyp detection rate.The aim of the study was to assess the suitability of 330-degree panoramic colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal lesions and to analyze the functionality of a special endoscope series in regard to cecal intubation rate, cecal intubation time, and withdrawal time.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Colon and rectal surgery Source Type: research
A 64-year-old man presented with large colon polyp detected by screening colonoscopy. The colonoscopy showed a 20-mm pedunculated polyp with a thick and bulging stalk in the sigmoid colon (Figure A). Endoscopic ultrasonography revealed that the stalk consisted of a low echoic structure in the submucosa, considering of a cystic component (Figure B, arrows). Although the polyp was suspected of an invasive cancer, biopsies from the polyp head revealed tubular adenoma. Endoscopic resection was performed for pathological diagnosis and local treatment at the patient ’s request.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Electronic Image of the Month Source Type: research
Conclusion Incomplete polyp resection was frequent after polypectomy in routine clinical practice. Serrated histology and proximal location were independent risk factors for incomplete resection. The performance of board-certified gastroenterologists was not superior to that of trainees. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Colo-rectal Cancer;   Polyp of Colon;   Adenomatous Polyp of Colon Interventions:   Procedure: Cold forcep polypectomy;   Procedure: Cold snare polypectomy Sponsor:   Stanford University Recruiting
Source: - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Endoo allows smoother navigation than CC and possesses comparable features. Although further research is needed, magnetic capsule colonoscopy demonstrated promising results compared to CC.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion CCE had high sensitivity and specificity for per-patient polyps compared with standard colonoscopy However, the relatively high rate of incomplete investigations limits the application of CCE in a CRC screening setting. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research
Conclusion: Single small-sized sessile polyps of adenomatous type and mild dysplasia are the most common polyps in the Saudi population. Sigmoid/rectum is the most common site affected, and the outcome of polyps is generally favorable.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Colon Cancer;   Colon Polyp;   Colon Adenoma;   Colon Rectal Cancer Interventions:   Drug: PLENVU;   Drug: MoviPrep Sponsor:   Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira Completed
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Conclusions Several factors are associated with the severity of diverticular disease according to the DICA classification. The DICA classification is also predictive of the outcome of the disease in terms of hospital admission, stay and costs.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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