A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home
An at-home test for colon cancer is as reliable as the traditional screening, health experts say, and more agreeable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Tests (Medical) Colon Colon and Colorectal Cancer Elderly your-feed-health Source Type: news

Sebela Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. Launch of SUTAB(R) Tablets, An Alternative to Liquid Colonoscopy Preparation
SUTAB® Tablets with Active Sulfate Ingredients Is the First Tablet Colonoscopy Preparation to Receive FDA Approval in Over 10 Years ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 5, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sebela Pharmaceuticals® today announced ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA, Product Launch Sebela Pharmaceuticals, SUTAB , colonoscopy preparation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Does colon cleansing eliminate toxins?
Colon cleansing is done to prepare for medical procedures such as a colonoscopy. Before a colonoscopy, you'll need to clean out your colon because any residue may obscure the view of your colon and rectum during the examination. Some alternative medicine practitioners offer colon cleansing for other purposes, such as detoxification. Proponents of colon cleansing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 28, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care
All this year, patients stayed away from doctors ’ offices in droves, postponing tests and treatments. Maybe there’s a silver lining. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Telemedicine Mammography Tests (Medical) Breast Cancer Doctors Colonoscopy Emergency Medical Treatment Preventive Medicine Health Affairs (Journal) IQVIA Inc Welch, H Gilbert United States Source Type: news

IBD: Fecal Calprotectin's Role in Guiding Treatment Debated IBD: Fecal Calprotectin's Role in Guiding Treatment Debated
Experts lack consensus on what the concentration cutoffs should be for remission and when a colonoscopy is needed to confirm disease status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) Tablets for Colonoscopy Preparation
BRAINTREE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sebela Pharmaceuticals® today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sutab® (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) tablets. Sutab, a... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dosing of Dexmedetomidine Plus Remifentanil in Colonoscopy Dosing of Dexmedetomidine Plus Remifentanil in Colonoscopy
What is the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine combined with remifentanil for colonoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preventive Health Care Falls by Wayside During Pandemic
   FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2020– Americans saw their doctors for preventive and elective care far less often than usual in the first two months of the pandemic shutdown, according to a new study. That meant far fewer colonoscopies,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colonoscopy and mammogram rates in the US plummet by 65% amid pandemic
RAND Corporation researchers worry that the missed screenings they documented could mean cancer might be spreading undetected in these patients, posing potentially life-threatening risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin Earlier, at Age 45, Panel Says
The draft recommendation acknowledges a trend of higher rates of colon and rectal cancer in generations born since 1950. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Colonoscopy American Cancer Society United States Preventive Services Task Force your-feed-healthcare Preventive Medicine Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Easy home cancer test means patients can avoid hospital for colonoscopies
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Findings from the largest international research study found that using FIT is almost 100% accurate at ruling out bowel cancer in patients with suspicious symptoms.During COVID, cancer diagnostics services were suspended and continue to be disrupted. Clinicians in London, along with NHS England, London region, agreed to rapidly implement the use of the same easy home test used in the bowel cancer screening programme, the FIT (faecal immunochemical test), to rule out cancer in people with suspected symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Prep: Overturning the Clear-Liquid Diet Colonoscopy Prep: Overturning the Clear-Liquid Diet
Dr David Johnson shares new data showing comparable outcomes for low-residue diets, a more patient-friendly means of bowel prep.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Insured Patients Are Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies
Title: Insured Patients Are Getting Surprise Bills After ColonoscopiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patients Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies
Many Americans who get recommended colon cancer screening may end up with  "surprise" medical bills, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insured Patients Are Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Insured Patients Are Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- Many Americans who get recommended colon cancer screening may end up with " surprise " medical bills, a new study suggests. Looking at insurance claims for more than 1.1 million elective colonoscopies, researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers seek to end unexpected bills for screening colonoscopies
(University of Virginia Health System) Nearly 1 in 8 commercially insured patients nationwide who underwent an elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017 performed by an in-network provider received " surprise " bills for out-of-network expenses, often totaling hundreds of dollars or more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Out - of - Network Claims Fairly Common for Elective Colonoscopy
Out - of - network claims involved anesthesiologist, pathologist in 64, 40 percent of cases, respectively (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Out-of-Network Claims Fairly Common for Elective Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2020 -- Out-of-network claims were incurred by 12.1 percent of commercially insured patients who underwent elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a'Surprise Bill'Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a'Surprise Bill '
Nearly 1 in 8 commercially insured individuals who underwent an elective colonoscopy received'surprise'bills for out-of-network expenses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: One in eight get surprise bills after colonoscopy
Nearly one in eight people with private health insurance receive a " surprise " bill for out-of-network expenses after undergoing an elective colonoscopy, an analysis published Monday by Annals of Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier
(University of Leeds) Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. The milestone brings closer the prospect of an intelligent robotic system being able to guide instruments to precise locations in the body to take biopsies or allow internal tissues to be examined. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-Risk Patients Not Aware of Needed Colonoscopy Intervals
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 -- Many patients with biopsy-confirmed advanced colorectal polyps are unaware of their need for repeat colonoscopy as well as the proper surveillance interval, according to a study recently published in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy
Title: Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it
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)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say. The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-risk patients for colorectal cancer lack knowledge about colonoscopy
(Florida Atlantic University) Many clinicians rely on self-reports from their high-risk patients about their need and proper interval for repeat surveillance colonoscopy. Researchers analyzed data on high-risk patients and found that 28 percent were unaware of either the need for a repeat colonoscopy or the proper surveillance interval. Of these, 16.6 percent were unaware of the proper three-year interval to obtain a follow-up surveillance colonoscopy. Also, 12 percent did not know that they required a follow-up surveillance colonoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Procedure
Title: Colonoscopy ProcedureCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 31, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy
For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Now that message will be coming a bit sooner. The American Cancer Society recently updated those screening guidelines, recommending most people get their first colonoscopy at age 45. Colon cancer rates have been increasing in younger people. The change in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What to Know About Colon Cancer
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Bowels Black People Race and Ethnicity Obesity Digestive Tract Colonoscopy your-feed-health Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Swallowing this colonoscopy-like bacteria grabber could reveal secrets about your health
(Purdue University) Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you're diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of the gastrointestinal tract to study the role of gut bacteria in your health. Purdue University researchers built a way to swallow a tool that acts like a colonoscopy, except that instead of looking at the colon with a camera, the technology takes samples of bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead
Because of COVID-19, colonoscopies declined by nearly 90% in April of this year and colorectal cancer diagnoses dropped by more than 32%. Experts say colorectal cancer screening must be a priority.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Tests by Mail Might Boost Screening
Colon cancer is easily diagnosed by routine screening, such as colonoscopies and at-home stool testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Tests by Mail Might Boost Screening
MONDAY, July 20, 2020 -- Want to boost colon cancer screening rates? Mail testing kits to patients'homes, a new study says. Colon cancer is easily diagnosed by routine screening, such as colonoscopies and at-home stool testing. But despite... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CRC Risk Down With ACEi, Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use
MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- The use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer risk that develops within three years after index colonoscopy, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus Could Upend Cancer Trends in the U.S.
Liz Satterfield has a ritual for every time she returns home after leaving the house. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2016, the Kirkland, Washington resident recently learned that the cancer that had spread to her brain in 2018 was still growing. Throughout the pandemic, she’s had to visit the hospital at least once every three weeks, often more frequently, for treatments to control her disease. “I have a pair of shoes in a paper bag that I keep in the trunk of my car or a rack in the garage. I only wear those shoes when I’m going in to get treatment,” she says. “When I come home, I...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged ≥ 75
Other factors associated with risk include anemia, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, smoking history, obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays
Months of delay in diagnosis of colorectal cancer could shorten survival, although more data are needed, according to expert analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged ≥75
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 -- For individuals undergoing outpatient colonoscopy, the risk of 30-day postcolonoscopy complications is increased for those aged≥75 years, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Network Open. Natalia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged & #8805;75
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 -- For individuals undergoing outpatient colonoscopy, the risk of 30-day postcolonoscopy complications is increased for those aged ≥75 years, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Network Open. Natalia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complications following colonoscopy more likely in older adults
Just under 4 percent of adults who undergo their first colonoscopy experience complications after the procedure, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Reason for the Most Recent Colonoscopy, Among Adults Aged 50-75 Years Who Had a Test in the Past 10 Years - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2018
This report describes the percentage of U.S. adults aged 50-75 years without a personal history of colorectal cancer who had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 18, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Cancer Screening Colon cancer prevention MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Colonoscopy Screening Source Type: news

Propofol-sparing of I.V. Lidocaine in Colonoscopy Patients Propofol-sparing of I.V. Lidocaine in Colonoscopy Patients
Might the addition of intravenous lidocaine to propofol-based sedation decrease the overall propofol requirement in elderly patients during colonoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Transplant vs. Placebo via Colonoscopy in IBS Fecal Microbiota Transplant vs. Placebo via Colonoscopy in IBS
This placebo-controlled trial evaluated the long-term efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation administered via colonoscopy in reducing IBS symptoms.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Top White House Official Joins Baker In Boston For Beth Israel Tour
BOSTON (CBS) – A top White House official was in Boston Friday to get a closer look at the coronavirus response in Massachusetts. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Governor Charlie Baker to tour the hospital’s COVID-19 test kit assembly areas and learn more about the research there. “There is no better place in this country to come learn about what’s going on with respect to COVID, with respect to treatments, with respect to testing, with respective vaccines, with respect to care, than right here and we really appreciate your being wi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Events Health Healthcare Status Politics Syndicated Local Alex Azar Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Charlie Baker Coronavirus Source Type: news

How a Delay in Colonoscopy Screening May Affect Cancer Risk
For people at low risk for colon cancer, delays in colonoscopy screening may not dramatically affect cancer risk, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Colonoscopy Bowels Source Type: news

Postcolonoscopy Antibiotics Linked With IBS Postcolonoscopy Antibiotics Linked With IBS
Antibiotic exposure after screening colonoscopy could increase the risk for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a retrospective analysis of more than 400,000 people showsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blood Test Detects Colon Cancer in Single-Center Study Blood Test Detects Colon Cancer in Single-Center Study
A blood test detected all cases of colorectal cancer in a study of patients undergoing elective colonoscopy, and identified the majority of advanced adenomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Lasting Drop Seen in CRC Incidence, Death After Negative Colonoscopy
Reductions only seen for 10.1 to 17.4 years of follow - up after high - quality colonoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news