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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
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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

Same - Day, Low - Dose Bowel Prep Feasible for Colonoscopy
For inpatients at high risk of poor bowel prep, same - day 1 - liter polyethylene glycol - based prep effective (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Video: Colonoscopy
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illinois girl hospitalized after swallowing Buckyballs
A sixth grader from Illinois had the magnets removed after two colonoscopies. Buckyballs were recalled in 2012 due to thousands of hospitalizations and death but went back on the market. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-definition Colonoscopy Sufficient for IBD Surveillance High-definition Colonoscopy Sufficient for IBD Surveillance
High-definition colonoscopy is as effective as more advanced techniques, including dye spraying chromoendoscopy (DCE) and virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE), for detecting colonic neoplastic lesions during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surveillance, according to results from a noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Too Many Older Patients Get Cancer Screenings
Older patients are often aggressively screened for cancer, even if they won ’ t live long enough to benefit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIZ SZABO, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Tests (Medical) Mammography Prostate Gland Prostate Cancer Breast Cancer Elderly Skin Age, Chronological Anxiety and Stress Health Insurance and Managed Care Colonoscopy Source Type: news

Effect of Oral Capsule- vs Colonoscopy-Delivered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This research article has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that oral delivery of fecal microbial transplantation is as effective as infusion by colonoscopy for preventing recurrence of C. difficile infection in patients with recurrent infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caroline ’s life-changing backpack
Caroline at a recent appointment getting her height and weight checked When it comes to being active, there is no stopping Caroline Spaulding. Whether speaking on behalf of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) legislation on Capitol Hill, performing in a ballet recital or lacing up her cleats for a soccer game, Caroline, 13, is a force to be reckoned with. Her strong sense of determination is what carried her through her Crohn’s disease diagnosis and the 12-week, formula-only treatment plan — exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) — that followed. “When I was nine years old, I stopped growing and started los...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Bridget Hron Crohn's disease Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Jocelyn Silvester Naamah Zitomersky Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Advances Colonoscopy Artificial Intelligence Advances Colonoscopy
Adenoma detection rates among different colonoscopists vary between 7% and 53%, but technology is uncovering more neoplastic lesions, even very small ones, investigators report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Feces capsules are 96% effective at treating C. difficile
Researchers from the University of Calgary found the nauseating tablets, which have no scent or taste, are as effective as colonoscopies for treating such recurrent infections but with fewer side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Poop pill' capsule research paves the way for simpler C. difficile treatment
(University of Calgary) An Alberta-led clinical trial has shown Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is effective in treating clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections whether delivered by colonoscopy or by swallowing capsules. The finding, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, could revolutionize and broaden the use of FMT, which restores the healthy balance of bacteria living in the intestine by transferring a healthy donor's stool to the gut of a person with C. difficile. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Clenpiq (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) Oral Solution for Colonoscopy Prep
Parsippany, NJ – November 29, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. approval to market Clenpiq (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) oral solution for cleansing of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 29, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A Robot for Screening Colonoscopies: Gastro and Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, newly approved drug can track patient adherence (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 29, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant by Capsule, Colonoscopy for Recurrent C diff Fecal Transplant by Capsule, Colonoscopy for Recurrent C diff
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) prevents recurrent C. difficile infection whether delivered by oral capsule or by colonoscopy, according to results from a randomized noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff
Henri and his sister, Lucienne From the time he was born, Henri has been very reactive — to everything. As a baby, he was allergic to milk and soy, which led to weeping eczema all over his body. His allergies meant frequent ear infections and sinus infections. As a toddler, he was anemic and underweight. He had two urinary tract infections (UTIs) with fevers. At age 3, he had a circumcision because of the repeated UTIs. At age 4, a sinus infection spread to his eye orbit. Every sunscreen on the market gave him (and still gives him) a rash. At age 5, a bug bite on his ear led to a cartilage infection that required ant...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Marie Vedder Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories C-diff fecal transplant gastroenterology Lori Zimmerman Sonia Ballal Source Type: news

'Poop pills' as good as colonoscopy to treat C. difficile: study
When it comes to treating Clostridium difficile with a fecal transplant — yes, human poop — swallowing a frozen capsule appears to have far less of an "ick factor" and works as well as delivering the therapy via colonoscopy, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent C. difficile: Capsule Delivery Seems as Effective as Colonoscopy
Fecal microbiota transplantation in capsule form appears as effective as delivery via colonoscopy for preventing Clostridium difficile recurrence, according to a noninferiority trial in JAMA... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Oral'Gut Bug' Tx Promising in Recurrent C. diff
(MedPage Today) -- Fecal microbiota transplantation by capsule proves non-inferior to colonoscopy (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Capsule research paves way for simpler C. difficile treatment
(Alberta Health Services) An Alberta-led clinical trial has shown Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is as effective in treating clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections whether delivered by colonoscopy or by swallowing capsules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven alternatives to a colonscopy
Most medical professionals recommend the use of a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but it can be costly and invasive. Are there alternatives? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Eligible patients continue to shun bowel cancer test
Public Health England urges over 60s to save their blushes and get tested Related items fromOnMedica Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer New study could halve colonoscopy referral rates Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England Women exceed men in emergency bowel cancer diagnoses Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Has A Fentanyl Shortage...In The Clinic, Not On The Streets
I fear this means I need to bring my own to my follow-up colonoscopy in November. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AKRX NYSE:PFE LON:HIK Source Type: news

The U.S. Has A Fentanyl Shortage ... In The Clinic, Not On The Streets
I fear this means I need to bring my own to my follow-up colonoscopy in November. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AKRX NYSE:PFE LON:HIK Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Colonoscopies, Carbs, And A Link Between Tylenol And ADHD
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s generally recommended that people get their first colonoscopy at age 50, but after analyzing data on 6,000 procedures, French researchers say starting screening at age 45 could save lives. U.S. experts say there were some flaws with this study, so right now the American Cancer Society is standing by its recommendations to start screening at age 50 for people at average risk of developing colon cancer. If, however, you have a family history of colon cancer, you may need to be screened sooner. Does Tylenol Increase the Risk of ADHD in Offspring? Researchers in Norway found that pregnant moms w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Should colon cancer screening start younger?
Colonoscopies are recommended starting at age 50, but some researchers say risk may start rising years before (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, new research shows
(Spink Health) Scientists in France analyzed over 6,000 colonoscopies and found a 400 percent increase in the detection of neoplasia in patients aged between 45-49 in comparison to aged 40-44. The vast majority of colorectal cancer screening programs throughout Europe commence between the ages of 50 and 55, with some not beginning until the age of 60. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor
Treatment TermsColonoscopy Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Rate of Finding Precancerous Polyps Is Key Overview If your GI doctor finds and removes precancerous polyps during your colonoscopy, it could keep you from developing life-threatening colon cancer. Content Blocks ContentTo make sure colonoscopies are as effective as possible, gastroenterology professional associations have recommended four ways to measure how well doctors and hospitals perform the screening exams. Before you schedule your colonoscopy, Duke gastroenterologistZiad Gellad, MD, MPH, recommends you ask these questions. Section Features Text ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Antihistamine Improves Quality of Sedation During Colonoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- More research needed on diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An inside look at colonoscopy advances: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Everyone is at risk for developing colorectal cancers, especially after 50. Health care providers say that makes screening a vital part of your?health plan. Dr. Michael Wallace?says technology has improved so much that doctors are now able to identify and remove precancerous lesions that might have been missed in the past. In this Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancer
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Examining more than 5,000 reports from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, A Dartmouth research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may therefore benefit from closer surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patient, Provider Interventions May Up Colonoscopy Rates
Patient navigators, provider reminders may improve colonoscopy rates after positive fecal test (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

New study could halve colonoscopy referral rates
Researchers hope to improve accuracy of bowel cancer home-test kits Related items fromOnMedica Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake Nearly a third of hospitals failing bowel cancer patients Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Check-Cap seeks CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today that it filed for CE-Mark registration of its C-Scan ingestible capsule, designed for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening. Data used to support the EU regulatory submission showed that C-Scan had a 44% sensitivity in the 45 study participants included in an analysis for polyps, with 89% specificity. The company reported that sensitivity strongly correlated to the percentage of the colon scanned – sensitivity was 78% and 100% for participants where greater than 50% and 70% of the colon was scanned, respectively. The 66 patients enrolled in the trial ingested the capsule ...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Check-Cap Source Type: news

Adults: Prevent Illness, Get Vaccinated
As people age, they know they should get an eye exam, have their cholesterol and blood pressure checked, and get that colonoscopy. One more thing, say Texas physicians, is making sure all vaccinations are up to date. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Approval for TAGITOL(TM) V (Barium Sulfate) Oral Suspension
First Imaging Agent Approved for use During Computed Tomographic (CT) Colonography (CTC) procedures MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A.... Biopharmaceuticals, Radiology, FDA Bracco Diagnostics, TAGITOL V, barium sulfate, virtual colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monthly Feedback Linked to Improved Colonoscopy Quality
But no improvement observed with quarterly feedback (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Colorectal Adenoma Detection Rates High in Black Patients Colorectal Adenoma Detection Rates High in Black Patients
In patients undergoing free colonoscopy, rates of adenoma detection were alarmingly high in a cohort of predominantly black men and women screened at an urban hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Impact of Feedback on Colonoscopy Polyp Detection Rates Impact of Feedback on Colonoscopy Polyp Detection Rates
This study demonstrated a quality-improving feedback strategy which, when used in screening and surveillance colonoscopies, may lead to improved polyp detection.BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Outreach Efforts to Improve CRC Screening Rates Fall Short Outreach Efforts to Improve CRC Screening Rates Fall Short
Efforts to improve screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), either with FIT testing or colonoscopy, did improve uptake but fell short of ideal targets.885204Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news