FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 --The first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect possible signs of colon cancer during colonoscopy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The GI Genius uses AI-based machine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
Title: FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy AccuracyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Marketing of First AI Device Used to Detect Lesions During Colonoscopy
MONDAY, April 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for marketing of the first device to use artificial intelligence based on machine learning to help detect lesions during colonoscopy, the agency announced Friday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA greenlights Medtronic's AI tool that finds polyps during colonoscopies
The system identifies potentially dangerous lesions during colonoscopies – but is not intended to diagnose or instruct on next steps. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Health and Wellness, Disease management, Quality Care, Clinical decision support, Digital Health, Technology, Care Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Grants De Novo Clearance for First and Only Artificial Intelligence System for Colonoscopy; Medtronic Launches GI Genius(TM) Intelligent Endoscopy Module
The GI Genius™ Module Assists Physicians in Detecting Pre-Cancerous Growths; Potentially Addressing 19 Million Colonoscopies Annually Transformative AI Colorectal Cancer Prevention Platform Expands Medtronic Capabilities in Medical Technology Data Analy... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA, Product Launch Medtronic, Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, GI Genius, intelligent endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cosmo announces FDA approval of GI Genius(TM) intelligent endoscopy module, its revolutionary Artificial Intelligence device for lesion detection during colonoscopy
DUBLIN, April 12, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cosmo Pharmaceuticals NV (SIX: COPN) today announced the FDA approval of GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy system, its revolutionary device for lesion detection during colonoscopy. The ... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, GI Genius, intelligent endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions
The GI Genius works in conjunction with an endoscope during colonoscopy, highlighting possible polyps.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Colorectal cancer screening remains important
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48, and although I am a bit overweight, I am in otherwise good health. At my recent annual checkup, I was asked about my family's colorectal cancer history. After sharing that my father had colon polyps removed at some point in his life, my doctor ordered a colonoscopy. I am [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Is home screening a true colonoscopy alternative?
If you ’re not eager to undergo the procedure, there are other colorectal cancer screening options. Yale Medicine experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer screenings rebounded quickly after drop at start of pandemic
(RAND Corporation) It's been widely known that use of mammograms and colonoscopies to screen for cancer plummeted immediately after the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020, creating concerns that the trend could delay diagnosis of cancers and as a result have adverse health consequences. A new study finds that use of the two procedures returned to near-normal levels by the end of July 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advanced Cancers Are Emerging, Doctors Warn, Citing Pandemic Drop in Screenings
People have skipped their cancer screenings and ignored possible symptoms as a result of the pandemic. In some cases, the delay has come at a great cost. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Mammography Tests (Medical) Telemedicine Breast Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Colonoscopy your-feed-healthcare Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause
Months after mammograms, colonoscopies and other routine cancer screenings were suspended because of the pandemic, researchers are studying the impact (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer cases rising in younger adults, screenings are down
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected cancer diagnoses and treatments. Colonoscopies, for instance, have decreased 90% in the past year. While screenings are down, experts say that the number of young people developing colorectal cancer before 50 continues to increase. This trend began in the early 1990s. "The majority of those increases are in people ages 40 to 49, but half of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Celebrating 5 years cancer-free after colon cancer
Every March for the past five years, Amy Figgs has taken to social media to remind her family, friends and followers to get a colonoscopy. Using #CheckYerButt, Amy has become an advocate for colon cancer after she was diagnosed the day after her 45th birthday. The day after her 45th birthday, Amy Figgs found herself [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CT colonography most effective noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, compared with multi-target stool-DNA and fecal immunochemical test, CT colonography with 10 mm threshold most effectively targets advanced neoplasia--preserving detection while decreasing unnecessary colonoscopies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cologuard Test vs Colonoscopy
Title: Cologuard Test vs ColonoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 4, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Procedure and Preparation
Title: Colonoscopy Procedure and PreparationCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 23, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Abnormal Stool Test Result? Don ’ t Delay Your Colonoscopy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Barriers to Follow-Up Colonoscopy After Positive FIT or mt-sDNA Barriers to Follow-Up Colonoscopy After Positive FIT or mt-sDNA
While noninvasive CRC screening options such as FIT and mt-sDNA improve overall adherence to CRC screening, many patients are not following up with colonoscopy if the tests are positive.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Abnormal Stool Test Result? Don't Delay Your Colonoscopy
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Getting a colonoscopy as soon as possible after an abnormal stool test could reduce your risk of colon cancer and death from the disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from more than 200,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Abnormal Stool Test Result? Don't Delay Your Colonoscopy
Title: Abnormal Stool Test Result? Don't Delay Your ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Delay After Abnormal FOBT, FIT Ups CRC Risk
Risk for CRC, mortality increased with delayed receipt of colonoscopy compared with colonoscopy within one to three months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Delay After Abnormal FOBT, FIT Ups CRC Risk
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 -- Increased time to colonoscopy after an abnormal fecal occult blood test (FOBT) or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Painful Is a Colonoscopy
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Year delay between abnormal, at-home screening and colonoscopy increases cancer risk
(University of California - San Diego) A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found delayed time between abnormal stool-based screening and subsequent colonoscopy was associated with an increased risk of a cancer diagnosis and death from colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Delaying colonoscopy following abnormal stool test increases risk of colorectal cancer
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) A new VA study finds that delays in undergoing colonoscopy following an abnormal stool test increase the risk of a colorectal cancer diagnosis and cancer-related death. The findings showed the risk of colorectal cancer-related death increased by up to 1.5 times when colonoscopy was delayed more than 19 months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Appropriateness of Colonoscopy and Relevant Findings Appropriateness of Colonoscopy and Relevant Findings
This study demonstrated that performing colonoscopy according to appropriateness criteria increases the diagnostic yield while avoiding unnecessary exams.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

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