Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening
(Reuters Health) - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs of cancer, but many older adults don't like the logic behind this guideline based on life expectancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some people uncomfortable discontinuing cancer screening even when benefit is low
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study finds 29 percent of veterans who underwent recommended screening colonoscopies were uncomfortable with the idea of stopping these screenings when the benefit was expected to be low for them personally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Percent of patients receiving subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years varies from 18.3 to 59.5 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Many patients with three or more adenomas or any adenoma with villous/tubulovillous features do not receive a subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Cancer Epidemiology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study
Title: Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many With Polyps Delay Follow-Up Colonoscopy
People whose colonoscopies find adenomas – polyps that can become cancer -- are routinely asked to come back for another colonoscopy in three years, but a surprisingly high percentage fail to get the follow-up, a new study reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow - up Colonoscopy: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Many people found to have colon polyps (adenomas) that can lead to cancer don't have follow-up colonoscopies at recommended times, a new study finds. Patients who have certain types of adenomas, or large or numerous ones,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - November 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aspirin and omega-3 reduce pre-cancerous bowel polyps
Both aspirin and a purified omega-3, called EPA, reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps in patients found to be at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to new research. A clinical trial, led by the University of Leeds, found that both aspirin and EPA reduced the number of bowel polyps in patients one year on from a screening colonoscopy (large bowel camera test), although they did not reduce the chances of an individual having any polyps present in the bowel. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Many patients diagnosed with adenomas may not receive colonoscopies in recommended time frame
(American Association for Cancer Research) Patients who are diagnosed with adenomas, a possible precursor of colorectal cancer, often do not receive subsequent colonoscopies within the recommended time frame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studying the microbiome could be the next frontier in colon cancer research
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to New York University medical student, Rachel Sarnoff, about how the field of microbiomes could be the next frontier of colon cancer research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How AI could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
"Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more by detecting cancer early. But doctors don ’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook knows all too well that colon polyps can be tough to spot. But a new high-tech tool may be able to help doctors spot them. " (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Precision medicine is not enough: Moving towards precision surveillance
(Regenstrief Institute) The interval at which an individual undergoes a repeat colonoscopy because of previous pre-cancerous polyps -- a practice known as 'surveillance' -- should be tailored to the individual and not simply be determined by the results of prior colonoscopies, according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Thomas Imperiale, M.D. In a American Journal of Gastroenterology editorial he calls for 'precision surveillance,' a phrase he has coined to echo the personalized, targeted focus of precision medicine and application of these concepts to colon cancer screening and surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Unrestricted diets are acceptable more than one day before colonoscopy among patients using a split-dose bowel regimen, according to a study published in the October issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Anna M. Leszczynski,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Racial differences in colorectal cancer incidence not due to biology
(Regenstrief Institute) A systematic review and meta-analysis from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall prevalence of advanced, precancerous polyps between average-risk blacks and whites who underwent a screening colonoscopy. These findings suggest that the age at which to begin screening need not differ based on race, provided all other factors -- access to screening, in particular -- are similar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors hope AI colonoscopies could help save lives
Doctors behind the new system say artificial intelligence may detect up to 20 percent more abnormalities than a traditional test (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI colonoscopies may produce smarter results, doctors say
New test uses artificial intelligence to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. Doctors hope the technology will help save lives. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI colonoscopies may produce smarter results, save lives, doctors say
New test uses artificial intelligence to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Colonoscopies More Accurate
BOSTON (CBS) – Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and now doctors in California are using artificial intelligence to make colonoscopies more accurate and help save lives. AI colonoscopies would not replace routine colonoscopies, which most people need to get every 10 years starting at age 45 or 50 depending on whom you ask, but this new technology can help doctors identify polyps that they might otherwise miss. Polyps are growths that can turn into cancer but if removed early can prevent cancer from growing. The artificial intelligence uses an algorithm, analyzing 98 images ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen AI colonoscopy Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Same-Day Bowel Prep Best for Afternoon Colonoscopy Same-Day Bowel Prep Best for Afternoon Colonoscopy
Quality is better when patients with an afternoon colonoscopy use a same-day bowel preparation regimen instead of a split dose, and patient satisfaction is higher, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy More Efficient With Endocuff Colonoscopy More Efficient With Endocuff
The flexible arms on the device, which is attached to the colonoscope, hold back colonic folds to enhance mucosal visualization, with no decrease in the adenoma detection rate, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Positive PureVu data gives Motus GI a brief bump
This study gives us solid insight into how the Pure-Vu system can support patients that need a colonoscopy for urgent reasons in an inpatient environment as well as patients with medical issues that have significant issues with tolerating current preparation regimes.” MOTS shares jumped some 17% yesterday in pre-market trading on the news, before opening up 10.6% at $5.13 apiece. But as the broader market declined yesterday – the Dow Jones Industrial average closed down -1.2% at 25,304.19, while the S&P 500 index also ended down -1.2% at 2,751.59 and the NASDAQ index lost -0.7%, closing at 7,371.77 &nd...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events
In another side benefit to CT colonography screening, researchers have discovered...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Government Regulators Should Clear The Way For Virtual Colonoscopy
No one looks forward to a colonoscopy. Fortunately, there ’s good news: A proven new technology, known as “virtual colonoscopy,” is making colon-cancer screening better, safer and cheaper. So why is Medicare standing in the way? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Forbes, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Groups urge mandated coverage for CT colonography
Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and physician organizations are calling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening MITA praises Aetna for covering CT colonography CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Voodoo doll and cannibalism studies triumph at Ig Nobels
Self-colonoscopies, useless instruction manuals, and kidney stones on rollercoasters also among subjects awardedNever mind the protests from health and safety. A research paper that describes how employees can overcome workplace injustice by torturing a voodoo doll that resembles their boss has landed one of the most coveted awards in academia: anIg Nobel prize.The study, which sought to understand why disgruntled staff retaliate against bad superiors – despite the risk of making matters worse – found that tormenting a doll with pins and other implements helped restore their sense of fairness in the world.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Ig Nobel prizes Science prizes Source Type: news

Motus GI wins FDA nod for Pure-Vu slim colonoscopy sleeve
Motus GI said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Pure-Vu slim sleeve as part of its Pure-Vu system, intended for use during slim colonoscopies. With the clearance of the Pure-Vu slim sleeve, Motus GI said that the Pure-Vu system is now cleared for the full range of procedures in the colonoscopy market, with an estimated 30% of procedures performed with a slim colonoscope. The Pure-Vu slim sleeve was designed to be compatible with smaller diameters and more flexible slim colonoscopes and features additional enhancements to its low friction lubricious coating tech to aid in navigation, the Ft. Lauderdale, Fl...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Going Vegetarian to Cut Colon Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- There's no disputing the fact that regular colonoscopies, now suggested to start at age 45 for those with an average risk of colorectal cancer, can help prevent the disease by finding -- and removing -- precancerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Check-Cap touts interim post-CE Mark C-Scan study results
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) today released interim results from the post-CE Mark approval study of its C-Scan system version 3, touting the device’s ability to detect polyps in un-prepped colons. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is designed as an alternative to standard colon cancer screening methods. The system uses an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule and a wireless tracking system to return structural information on the lumen of the colon to create 2D and 3D maps. The study aimed to assess the safety and clinical performance of the C-Scan system version 3 in detecting polyps, Check-cap said. Da...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Oncology Check-Cap Source Type: news

Are Anesthesiologists Always Needed for Routine Colonoscopy? Are Anesthesiologists Always Needed for Routine Colonoscopy?
Sedation is commonly used for routine screening colonoscopy in the United States, but is it always necessary and does it always need to be administered by an anesthesiologist?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pain management during colonoscopy
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 50, and my health care provider recommends that I get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. I want to have the test done, but as a recovering addict, I don?t want pain medication. Is this possible, or would the pain be too much? What are my other options? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Computer - Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps
Diagnosing, but leaving these polyps can save time and, likely, costs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Computer-aided colonoscopy can reliably diagnose small polyps that do not need to be removed, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yuichi Mori, M.D., Ph.D., from the Showa... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Kidnapped' by the Mayo Clinic; Death by Colonoscopy; Health Officials' Secret Finances
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AI Improves Colonoscopy Diagnostics in Prospective Trial AI Improves Colonoscopy Diagnostics in Prospective Trial
Artificial intelligence performs extremely well in the diagnosis of diminutive nonneoplastic polyps in the distal colon, allowing endoscopists to safely diagnose them and leave them alone.Medscape Medical Ethics (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Can A Simple Poop Test Replace Your Colonoscopy?
Exact Sciences has a pretty good test for cancer. Gastroenterologists are unenthusiastic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Questions to ask before a colonoscopy to avoid dangerous infections
After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn't stand on her own. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality
Ensure prompt follow-up colonoscopy after abnormal FOBT result, urges expert Related items fromOnMedica Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Many trusts not offering genetic bowel cancer test Diversity of gut microbiome linked to artery hardening Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Colonoscopy cost  effective after childhood cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC
CT colonography (CTC) had a lower rate of incidental findings that required...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Post - Endoscopic Infection More Common Than Previously Thought
Rates of infection within seven days (per 1,000) vary from 1.1 for screening colonoscopy to 3 for OGD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Optimal Coffee Dose;'Healthful' Dog Urine; Colonoscopy Parties
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - June 22, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Post-Endoscopic Infection More Common Than Previously Thought
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- The rates of post-endoscopic infection within seven days vary from 1.1 per 1,000 procedures for screening colonoscopy to 3 per 1,000 procedures for osophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scant abortion-related ER visits suggest there's no medical basis for restrictive laws, study says
Abortions send women to hospital emergency rooms at lower rates than such routine procedures as colonoscopies and surgeries to have wisdom teeth removed, new research has found.In fact, for every 100,000 abortions provided, about 108 women sought out emergency care for what they thought was a... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Visualizing Colonoscopy Capacity for Public Health Use
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Patients on Opioids May Fail to Properly Prep for Colonoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds users also more likely to suffer complications (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 7, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study
Title: Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 7, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Colonoscopies Can Cause Greater Infection Risk
Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than previously believed, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news