Visualizing Colonoscopy Capacity for Public Health Use
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Patients on Opioids May Fail to Properly Prep for Colonoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds users also more likely to suffer complications (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 7, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study
Title: Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 7, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Colonoscopies Can Cause Greater Infection Risk
Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than previously believed, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought. Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Tummy Rumblings Might Help Diagnose Bowel Disorder
Doctors are often forced to use either time-consuming or unreliable questionnaires that look for symptoms, or invasive colonoscopies. IBS symptoms can include stomach pain, bloating, and diarrhea and/or constipation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome
Increasing the frequency of follow-up CT exams for patients who underwent colorectal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Patients Are Dead After Weight-Loss Balloon Surgery
FDA is still keeping tabs on two liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity as at least a dozen patients have died in the past two years after receiving one of the devices. The agency first alerted physicians about deaths possibly associated with the devices last year after five patient deaths had been reported. FDA has also approved labeling changes to reflect this information. The agency said it also continues to monitor complications related to the placement and use of these devices, including perforation of the stomach wall or esophagus, inflammation of the pancreas, and the balloon filling with a...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate
Swallowing a tablet of delayed-release methylene blue during bowel preparation for colonoscopy increases detection of adenomas, particularly hard-to-detect ones that are flat or subtle, according to results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Announces U.S. Deal To Distribute Third Eye(R) Panoramic(TM) Imaging System For Colon Cancer Screening
Provides 'Panoramic' View to Detect Potentially Cancerous Polyps Standard Colonoscopes May Not See MONTVALE, N.J., May 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in diagnostic and therapeu... Devices, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Distribution PENTAX Medical, Avantis Medical Systems, Third Eye, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WATCH: New guidelines for colonoscopy screenings lower age to 45 from 50
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for rectal cancer screening. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ACS lowers colorectal cancer screening age to 45
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released a new guideline for colorectal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags ACS: U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall ACS report shows cancer rates still falling (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The American Cancer Society Just Changed Its Guidelines Around Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Millions of Americans may book an extra doctor’s appointment this year, thanks to updated guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS is now recommending that adults at average risk of colorectal cancer begin regular screenings at age 45, rather than the previous standard of age 50. The change was informed by research from ACS scientists, who found last year that cancers of the colon and rectum are occurring at increasing rates among young and middle-aged adults. Studies have shown that roughly one in seven colon cancer patients is younger than 50. People with a strong family history of colorectal can...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New guidelines for colonoscopy screenings lower age to 45 from 50
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for rectal cancer screening. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45
The American Cancer Society says routine screening should begin at age 45, rather than 50, reflecting the rise of colorectal cancer in younger patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Age, Chronological Colonoscopy Deaths (Fatalities) Longevity Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How should you prepare for a colonoscopy?
Preparation is important before a colonoscopy. Eating particular foods and stopping certain medications can help doctors to get as clear a view of the colon as possible. In this article, we look at the steps that people should take before having a colonoscopy, along with what to expect during the procedure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
Title: Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost DetectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Olympus inks distro deal for MI Tech ’ s Hanarostent
Olympus (TYO:7733) said yesterday it inked an exclusive deal to distribute M.I. Tech’s Hanarostent self-expanding metal stents. The deal includes both the FDA 510(k) cleared Hanarostent biliary and Hanarostent esophagus stents, Tokyo-based Olympus said, and marks the first of multiple self-expanding metal stents the company will include in its EndoTherapy portfolio. “We are confident in the hundreds of stents and other products in our portfolio that are already providing quality of life benefits to patients all over the world. Olympus is an ideal partner for us because of its trusted brand in the U.S. medi...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stents mitech Olympus Source Type: news

Adding Blue Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
Spotting polyps during a colonoscopy can be tricky, particularly when they're flat or small (under 5 millimeters), one expert in the United States said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue ’ s Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- By having patients swallow a blue dye tablet as part of colonoscopy prep, doctors can boost their chances of catching telltale signs of cancer, new research suggests. The dye is technically referred to as " oral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blue dye tablet helps identify polyps during colonoscopy
(Digestive Disease Week) Ingestion of a blue dye tablet during bowel prep for colonoscopy could be a significant advance in the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). When used in conjunction with colonoscopy, the blue dye increased adenoma detection rate (ADR) by nearly 9 percent, according to a study scheduled for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk After Advanced Adenoma Detection Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk After Advanced Adenoma Detection
The risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) is increased in individuals with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy prompted by CRC screening, according to findings from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
Risk not increased for non - advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
Their study of almost 16,000 patients who underwent colonoscopy found that the long-term risk for colon cancer was 2.5 times greater for those with advanced polyps, compared to people without such growths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Participants with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy have increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) relative to those with no adenoma, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- The type of colon polyp that's spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows. These polyps -- also called adenomas -- can be labeled advanced or non-advanced, explained... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors
Colorectal cancer screening with CT colonography (CTC) had a higher cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? 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 - May 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Smaller, 1-Liter Bowel Prep for Colonoscopies FDA Approves Smaller, 1-Liter Bowel Prep for Colonoscopies
The volume is the lowest available in the US, and the product is the only one to offer split dosing on the same day of the procedure. Large volume and poor taste have long been a patient complaint.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Salix Receives FDA Approval for Plenvu, Next Generation 1-Liter Bowel Cleansing Preparation for Colonoscopies
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ( " Salix " ), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and a wholly owned... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Olympus inks co-development deal with Ai4gi for AI-supported colonoscopy solution
Olympus (TYO:7733) said today it inked a co-development deal with artificial intelligence joint venture Ai4gi which will give Olympus exclusive rights to offer Ai4gi’s AI solution designed for clinical decision support during colonoscopy screening and surveillance procedures. Ai4gi is a joint venture between Imagia and Satis Operations, Tokyo-based Olympus said. The company added that the co-development agreement is intended to improve clinical outcomes during colonoscopy procedures, reduce costs and improve quality of life for patients. “Ai4gi’s solutions to early colon cancer recognition are going ...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT ai4gi Olympus Source Type: news

Geisinger to offer DNA sequencing to all its patients
Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System is taking routine health screenings for patients beyond the typical mammograms, colonoscopies and cholesterol tests. It will soon be adding DNA sequencing to its list of recommended preventative care measures for patients.  “Understanding the genome warning signals of every patient will be an essential part of wellness planning and health management,” said Dr. David T. Feinberg, Geisinger’s president and CEO. “Geisinger patients will be able to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Salix Receives FDA Approval For PLENVU(R), Next Generation 1-Liter Bowel Cleansing Preparation For Colonoscopies
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 7, 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 d... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Salix Pharmaceuticals, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Norgine, PLENVU (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prepare for a Colonoscopy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prepare for a Colonoscopy
-- Many people who have had a colonoscopy say the prep is worse than the actual procedure. But it's a necessary evil. Improper preparation, and you might as well skip the test altogether. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy advises... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prepare for a Colonoscopy
Title: Health Tip: Prepare for a ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prepare for a Colonoscopy
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - May 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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