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Split-dose Picosulfate Better Tolerated for Bowel Cleansing Split-dose Picosulfate Better Tolerated for Bowel Cleansing
Split-dose picosulfate is better tolerated than 2-1 polyethylene glycol (PEG) for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy, researchers from the Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Common Colon Cancer Test Helps Men More Than Women
Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third of the colon, as compared to the whole colon as is seen in colonoscopy. But unlike colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy does not typically require sedation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Colon Cancer Screen May Help Men More Than Women
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows. Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third of the colon, as compared to the whole colon as is seen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Lynch syndrome and genetic testing
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am considering undergoing genetic testing to see if I have the gene mutation that causes Lynch syndrome. Because of my family history, I already have regular colonoscopies even though I?m only 41. What would knowing I have the mutation change as far as how I?m monitored for colon cancer? ANSWER: Knowing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can Colon Irrigation Help You Win the Brawl with the Bowl?
Japanese children's author Tarō Gomi was right, "Everyone Poops." Unfortunately, that particular bodily function is easier said than done sometimes. "Constipation can have a dramatic impact on the patient's overall well-being, including anxiety, depression, and time lost off work," Gavriel Meron, chairman and CEO of HyGIeaCare Inc., told MD+DI. Constipation about 60 million people in the United States alone, Meron said, which is why there is no shortage of over-the-counter constipation products on pharmacy shelves. But for a lot of people, Meron said, those products simply don't help.&nb...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy
This article lists some foods that are suitable to eat, as well as those to avoid. It also gives tips for keeping the colon healthy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

New colon cancer finding could lead to earlier diagnosis -- and better outcomes
(Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation) For many years, physicians have puzzled over why people with 'clean' colonoscopies went on to develop colon cancer. New findings from OMRF may help explain why, and the discovery could lead to ways to detect these cancers earlier and more effectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 28, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pet care comes of age in the country with state-of-the-art vet hospitals
From oesophagogastroscopy and colonoscopy to titanium elastic nailing, ultrasonic dental scaling and MRI, pet care has made huge strides over the last few years in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE: Moll ’ s Auris wins FDA nod for Monarch robotic endoscopy platform
Updated to include commentary from Auris chief strategy officer Josh DeFonzo. Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics and formed by Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) founder Dr. Frederic Moll, said today it won FDA clearance for its Monarch robotic endoscopy platform. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it’s Monarch robotic platform’s initial aim will be on treating lung cancer, with the FDA clearance indicating the device for use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. Auris touted that the system enables more accurate diagnosis and treatment of small and hard-to-rea...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

Harry Connick Jr and wife have colonoscopy double date
Harry Connick Jr and his wife Jill are urging people to get colonoscopies to prevent their risk of dying form cancer. This comes just days after Jimmy Kimmel televised his first colonoscopy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Colonoscopy TV; Coverage for Genomic Testing; Care for Caregivers
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Abortion safety report sees risks in some state laws
The risk of maternal death is higher from tonsillectomies, colonoscopies and childbirth, according to the independent panel (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Significantly Reduces CRC Deaths Colonoscopy Significantly Reduces CRC Deaths
At last, a large case-control study shows a significant reduction of 61% in colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality, but whether this is the best test for screening is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy
The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. The VA views it as the main screening test for patients aged 50 and older who have average odds for developing colon or rectal cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 -- A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy
Title: Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - March 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy significantly reduces colorectal cancer death risk, study says
Patients in the Veterans Affairs health system who received a colonoscopy saw a 61 percent reduced risk of death from the disease, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy reduces colorectal cancer death risk, study says
Patients in the Veterans Affairs health system who received a colonoscopy saw a 61 percent reduced risk of death from the disease, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Mortality
Colonoscopy lessens mortality for all colorectal cancer, but more so for left - sided disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Colon Cancer Screening Advised for Some
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 -- From age 50 on, most people are advised to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to screen for colon cancer. But others may need to start screening earlier due to certain risk factors, an expert says. People most at risk for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Improving the Prep Before A Colonoscopy
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Source: AARP.org News - March 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening?
Is colonoscopy or CT colonography (CTC) more cost-effective when screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective USPSTF greenlights CT colonography for screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Motus GI wins CE Mark for Pure-Vu system
Motus GI said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its flagship Pure-Vu system designed to clean poorly-prepped colons during colonoscopies. Approval was supported by positive results from a 47-patient European clinical study of the Pure-Vu system in cleaning poorly prepared colons, which showed an increase in the number of adequately cleansed patients from 19.1% at baseline to 100% after use. “I believe the Pure-Vu System has tremendous potential to provide physicians with an easy-to-use device that enables a quality exam for patients, especially those who experience difficulty with the prep,...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Regulatory/Compliance MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Check-Cap Appoints Alex Ovadia as Chief Executive Officer
Global Operations and R&D Veteran Brings Focus to C-Scan® Commercial Pathway ISFIYA, Israel, Feb. 26, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK, CHEKW), a clini... Devices, Gastroenterology, Personnel Check-Cap, C-Scan, capsule, colorectal cancer, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Motus GI closes $18m IPO
Motus GI last week closed an initial public offering worth $18 million for its Pure-Vu system for intra-colonoscopy cleaning. Fort Lauderdale-based Motus said it plans to use the proceeds to commercialize Pure-Vu and for R&D, among other things. The company said it sold 3.5 million shares at $5 apiece, grossing $17.5 million, and also granted a 30-day over-allotment of 525,000 shares to its underwriters. Motus GI originally hoped to raise $28.8 million in the IPO when it announced it in early January. When the company set its terms for the offering, it had a midpoint of nearly $26 million. The stock...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Wall Street Beat MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Ferring's CLENPIQ(TM) (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) Oral Solution for Colonoscopy Prep Now Available
First and only FDA-Approved, Ready-to-Drink Low-Volume Bowel Prep PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that CLENPIQ™ (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrou... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Product Launch Ferring Pharmaceuticals, CLENPIQ, Colonoscopy Prep, Colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could a colonoscopy put you at risk for appendicitis?
(Natural News) In a recent study, scientists have suggested that patients who have undergone a colonoscopy may develop appendicitis a week after the procedure. The finding, which was published in JAMA Surgery, offers a new perspective on appendicitis and whether certain people are predisposed to it. While cases of appendicitis have been generally declining for the past couple of years, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salix Provides Update on FDA Submission for PLENVU(R)
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA Salix Pharmaceuticals, PLENVU, NER1006, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Second-generation Device Improves Colorectal Adenoma Detection Second-generation Device Improves Colorectal Adenoma Detection
Colonoscopy using the second-generation Endocuff Vision (EV) is associated with improved adenoma-detection rates, according to results from the ADENOMA trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Risk of Appendicitis?
Though the appendicitis risk is small, it's at least four times higher the week after a colonoscopy than in the 51 weeks that follow, the study found. And by some measures, the increase is 12 times higher. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren't sure exactly why that happens, and, fortunately, it's rare. And it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?
Title: Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 5, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - February 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SPM Members Published: Winter ’ 18
Please alert us to articles published by SPM members recently or not so recently. Include a citation and a link anyone can access. If the article is behind a paywall, please note that. Seven Elements of Effective Clinical Communication. Vocera. Liz Boehm. In Pursuit of Resilience, Well-Being, and Joy in Healthcare. (Webinar) Vocera. Liz Boehm. Communication at Transitions: One Audacious Bite at a Time. Journal of Participatory Medicine.  Danny van Leeuwen. Conquering the Next Frontier: Healthcare Experience Literacy. Medium. Grace Cordovano. Top 4 Mistakes in Patient-Centered Ambitions. Medium. Grace Cordovano. Presc...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
Two types of bacteria common in the gut may accelerate the growth of tumors, suggesting new possibilities for diagnosis and prevention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Digestive Tract Bacteria Tumors Microbiology E Coli (Bacteria) Colonoscopy Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Motus GI sets terms for $26m IPO
Motus GI yesterday set the range for its pending initial public offering, which at the midpoint would fetch nearly $26 million. Last month the Israeli company, which makes the Pure-Vu intra-colonoscopy cleaning system, registered the IPO at roughly $28.8 million. Motus GI won FDA clearance for the device in September 2016. Yesterday Motus said it plans to float 4.25 million shares at $5 to $7 apiece, for a range of about $21.3 million to nearly $29.8 million. The company said it plans to list on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol “MOTS,” noting that Piper Jaffray and Oppenheimer are acting as joint ...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat MOTUS GI Source Type: news

CT Scan vs Colonoscopy
CT Scan vs. Colonoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)
Title: Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could a Blood Test Spot Early Stage Colon Cancer?
The test detects so-called "circulating tumor cells" (CTCs). Researchers tested it on 620 people in Taiwan who were scheduled for a routine colonoscopy at a local hospital. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything you've ever wanted to know about my colonoscopy (but never dared to ask)
When I had rectal bleeding, I went for a colonoscopy. The doctor prescribed more fiber – but could anxiety be the source of the pain in my backside?The thing about writers – the thing that makes us hated and occasionally liked – is that very often we have our heads up our asses. There are two ways that people in my profession can address this.We could develop a deeper sense of humility, looking beyond ourselves and try to use our voices to amplify the experiences of other people in this cruel, cruel world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mona Chalabi Tags: Anxiety Medical research Health US news World news Science Society & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screen for Colorectal Cancer Earlier, More Often in People With Cystic Fibrosis Screen for Colorectal Cancer Earlier, More Often in People With Cystic Fibrosis
Adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) should undergo colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with colonoscopy beginning at age 40 and be rescreened every five years, advise consensus recommendations from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How To Tell Grandpa He Is Too Old For Another Colonoscopy
When helping patients avoid the harms of unnecessary testing, physicians should also use language that avoids hurting their patients'feelings. Recent research suggests ways to improve doctor-patient communication when discussing these tricky topics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Motus GI announces plans for $29m IPO
Motus GI said this week it intends to hold an initial public offering to raise approximately $28.8 million, according to an SEC filing. The company developed and produces the Pure-Vu cleaning system which is designed to be used with a standard colonoscope to perform intra-procedural cleaning of poorly prepared colons. Motus GI won FDA clearance for the device in September 2016. The Israel-based company said it plans to list on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ‘MOTS’, and said that Piper Jaffray and Oppenheimer are acting as book runners for the offering, according to the SEC filing. The company has not y...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Initial Public Offering (IPO) MOTUS GI Source Type: news

State debuts new health care transparency website
How much can you expect to pay for a colonoscopy in New Mexico? Or a mammogram? A new state website aims to shine a light on health care costs in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health launched nmhealthcarecompare.com, allowing New Mexicans to compare costs of procedures at the state's 44 hospitals. At launch, the site only shows the average price paid by Medicaid for nine non-emergency procedures. The site will soon grow to include an increased number of procedures and payment information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

State debuts new health care transparency website
How much can you expect to pay for a colonoscopy in New Mexico? Or a mammogram? A new state website aims to shine a light on health care costs in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health launched nmhealthcarecompare.com, allowing New Mexicans to compare costs of procedures at the state's 44 hospitals. At launch, the site only shows the average price paid by Medicaid for nine non-emergency procedures. The site will soon grow to include an increased number of procedures and payment information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news