Starting Colonoscopy Every 10 Years at Age 45 Cost-Effective for All
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 -- Initiating colonoscopy every 10 years (Colo10) at age 45 or annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) at 40 years is cost-effective for all body mass index (BMI) and sex groups, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CRC Screening Pays Off for People With Obesity
(MedPage Today) -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening was cost-effective in obese individuals as well as in those of normal weight and might even have a leg up at younger ages for obese men, a modeling study found. Having a colonoscopy every 10... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Evidence Mounts for AI During Colonoscopy Evidence Mounts for AI During Colonoscopy
Using artificial intelligence, endoscopists improved their adenoma detection rate in a large randomized controlled trial of screening in asymptomatic people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 8, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Higher ADRs Show'Strong Link' With Lower Interval CRC Rates Higher ADRs Show'Strong Link' With Lower Interval CRC Rates
The reduction in risk over a broad range of ADRs underscores the importance of an effective colonoscopy.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 5, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Consider Patient Preference When Offering CRC Screening Tests Consider Patient Preference When Offering CRC Screening Tests
The greater preference for noninvasive screening tests over a colonoscopy may partly explain stagnant screening rates, experts suggest.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 5, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

At last, an easier way to prepare for a colonoscopy
The prep for a colonoscopy remains perhaps the biggest impediment to screening. That’s why the approval last year of a pill-based prep option for patients is welcome news. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Serrated Polyp Detection a Good Indicator of Colonoscopy Quality
(MedPage Today) -- While the adenoma detection rate (ADR) is a well-established quality indicator for colonoscopy, the proximal serrated polyp detection rate (PSPDR) should be used as a complementary tool, according to a Dutch population-based... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 21, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Smartphone Tool Helps Gauge Bowel Prep Quality Before Colonoscopy Smartphone Tool Helps Gauge Bowel Prep Quality Before Colonoscopy
An AI tool that runs on a smartphone may be an alternative approach for evaluating the quality of bowel preparation before colonoscopy, particularly in the era of COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 21, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

CMS Plan to Cover Follow-Up Colonoscopy; Second Go for Ocaliva in NASH; Drusen & IBD
(MedPage Today) -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to cover follow-up colonoscopy following a positive at-home fecal test. Intercept Pharmaceuticals said it will again seek an indication for obeticholic acid... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 14, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medicare to Cover Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test Medicare to Cover Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test
The benefit expansion is a"huge win" for patients, according to an AGA media alert, as it represents the end of out-of-pocket costs for CRC screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Impact of Eliminating Cost-Sharing on Follow-Up Colonoscopy Mixed Impact of Eliminating Cost-Sharing on Follow-Up Colonoscopy Mixed
Eliminating cost-sharing for follow-up colonoscopy after a positive noninvasive test led to a boost in follow-up colonoscopies in one state but not another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why cancer diagnosis and treatment should be individually focused
Each cancer diagnosis, patient and treatment plan should be approached individually, not simply as another case on a page. At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC HealthCare, every step — from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship — is designed for each patient and their specific needs. Diagnostic capabilities Early diagnosis through screening gives patients the best chance for successful treatment. Tests such as mammography, colonoscopy, and PAP tests as well as genetic … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: GBMC HealthCare Source Type: news

Cancer: Four types of pain may signal a tumour in your bowel - reported by 52% of patients
CANCER is a complex disease that remains poorly understood, despite its high prevalence. Knowing the warning signs, however, can prompt earlier investigation with colonoscopy. Four different types of pain are often described by patients with a cancer tumour growing in their bowel. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Ditching Cost-Sharing Boost Follow-Up Colonoscopy?
(MedPage Today) -- Elimination of cost-sharing for individuals who undergo noninvasive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and need follow-up colonoscopy increased screening overall in one state but failed to move the needle in another, a cohort... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 14, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CRC Screening During COVID; Kids' Unusual Hepatitis Hits 38 States; NAFLD & the Gut
(MedPage Today) -- Colonoscopies for colorectal cancer (CRC) fell during the first year of the pandemic, but the decrease was attenuated by increases in stool-based CRC screening, according to a national survey. (JAMA Network Open) As of June... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 9, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news