Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 2485: Robotic-Assisted Colonoscopy Platform with a Magnetically-Actuated Soft-Tethered Capsule
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.
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
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
Authors: Hausmann J, Tal A, Gomer A, Philipper M, Moog G, Hohn H, Hesselbarth N, Plass H, Albert J, Finkelmeier F Abstract Background/Aims: Reliable and especially widely accepted preventive measures are crucial to further reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC). Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) might increase the screening numbers among patients unable or unwilling to undergo conventional colonoscopy. This registry trial aimed to document and determine the CCE indications, findings, complications, and adverse events in outpatient practices and clinics throughout Germany. Methods: Patients undergoing CCE b...
Postpolypectomy bleeding and incomplete polyp removal are important complication and quality concerns of colonoscopy for colon cancer prevention. Endoscopic mucosal stripping (EMS) is a modified extension of traditional cold snare polypectomy to avoid submucosal injury during removal of non-pedunculated colon polyps. We previously demonstrated EMS could potentially eliminate postpolypectomy bleeding, especially for advanced colon polyps, and facilitate complete polyp removal based on polypectomy site biopsy and short-term follow-up colonoscopy (1,2).
We reported retrospective data that compared with CO2 insufflation, water exchange (WE) colonoscopy significantly reduced rAMR (17.5% vs. 33.8%, P=0.034) (BMC Gastroenterol 2019;19:143). We performed a prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) of WE and CO2 insufflation to determine whether WE with near-complete removal of infused water during insertion could reduce rAMR and rAMR combined with right colon hyperplastic polyp miss rate (rHPMR).
Most colorectal cancers originate from colon polyps that develop from normal tissue after an initial set of molecular events ends controlled mucosal regeneration. The molecular events that initiate polyp development depend on inherited and life style factors, age of the patient as well as random chance effect. Therefore, the distribution of polyp number per patient may adhere to a probability distribution.
The incidence of colon and rectal cancer (CRC) is rising in the US in individuals younger than 50 years. The American Cancer Society published a qualified recommendation to begin CRC screening at age 45. Bowel preparation is a recognized barrier to screening or diagnostic colonoscopy. Outcomes of bowel preparation have not been widely studied in individuals
Colonoscopy is considered to be the preferred modality for colo-rectal cancer (CRC) screening because it has both diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. Current consensus dictates that colonoscopy be performed with rapid passage of the instrument through the loops and bends of the colon to the cecum. The time taken for this is called cecal intubation time (CIT). This is then followed by thorough evaluation for and removal of all polyps during a slow deliberate withdrawal, the time taken for which is called withdrawal time.
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...
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...