SNL' Weekend Update jabs Biden on colonoscopy, poll numbers; Rittenhouse trial, Liz Cheney also targeted
"Saturday Night Live" skewered President Biden and Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal on this weekend’s show. #lizcheney #snl #kylerittenhouse (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Resumes Presidential Duties Following Colonoscopy Biden Resumes Presidential Duties Following Colonoscopy
President Biden received an annual physical exam and routine colonoscopy today, temporarily transferring presidential power to Vice President Harris.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Biden declared fit for office after historic transfer of power to Harris for exam
White House physician says president, 78, 'healthy and vigorous' after 1 hour and 25 minute colonoscopy, during which VP became 1st woman to hold presidential power in US history (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Resumes Presidential Duties Following Colonoscopy
President Biden received an annual physical exam and routine colonoscopy today, temporarily transferring presidential power to Vice President Harris. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris
Biden was driven early Friday to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Biden undergoes routine colonoscopy, Harris briefly in power
The White House says President Joe Biden transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris for one hour and 25 minutes while under anesthesia during a routine colonoscopy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In good spirits': Biden resumes duties after temporary transfer of power to Harris during colonoscopy
During the procedure, Biden temporarily transferred presidential power to Vice President Kamala Harris. #colonoscopy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to transfer power to Harris during colonoscopy on Friday -White House
President Joe Biden will transfer power briefly to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, making her the first woman to hold presidential... #colonoscopy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese startup gets CE mark for AI polyp detection tool
It can simultaneously notify and sound an alarm for every polyp detected during colonoscopy.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Defensive medicine on the rise: How doctors run risky tests we don't need as they fear being sued
Margaret Simson (left), 73, from Edinburgh, ended up in intensive care and spent two years with a stoma bag after an 'unnecessary' colonoscopy procedure to investigate chronic bowel symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prepare for colon cancer screening with confidence
A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine, or colon, and rectum. It's an important exam that's performed to check for colon cancer. But some would agree that preparing for the colonoscopy is worse than the exam itself.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. James East, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, explains what patients will need to do to prepare for this exam and how to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 4, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More Adults Embraced At-Home Colorectal-Cancer Screening During Pandemic More Adults Embraced At-Home Colorectal-Cancer Screening During Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in attitudes regarding colorectal cancer screening in the United States, with a preference for at-home fecal occult-blood testing over colonoscopy, according to a new survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tracking Adenomas per Colonoscopy Promising as Quality Measure Tracking Adenomas per Colonoscopy Promising as Quality Measure
The number of adenomas per colonoscopy (APC) is inversely correlated with postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer, which supports the use of APC as a new quality control measure, according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Balloon-Enhanced Colonoscopy Finds More Adenomas Balloon-Enhanced Colonoscopy Finds More Adenomas
A head-to-head trial found that the G-EYE balloon detects more adenomas than the Endocuff Vision attachment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ACS: Attitudes Toward CRC Screening Changed During Pandemic
Use of fecal occult blood test up during pandemic; more than half of respondents willing to do at - home FOBT in lieu of colonoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

AI Reduces Adenoma Miss Rate During Colonoscopy Screening: Study AI Reduces Adenoma Miss Rate During Colonoscopy Screening: Study
In a study of more than 200 colonoscopies, adenoma miss rates were significantly lower with an artificial intelligence –based computer-aided detection system than with high-definition white light.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Few Poorly Prepped Colonoscopies Repeated Within 1 Year Few Poorly Prepped Colonoscopies Repeated Within 1 Year
National registry data show more timely repeat colonoscopy procedures for younger patients and those with severe disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Successful removal of two magnets in the small intestine by laparoscopy and colonoscopy: a case report - Oh RG, Lee CG, Park YN, Lee YM.
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of multiple magnets can cause serious gastrointestinal complications, such as obstruction, fistulae, and perforation. When multiple magnets traverse the stomach, coordination between pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric surgeon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

CRC Incidence and Mortality After Colonoscopy Screening CRC Incidence and Mortality After Colonoscopy Screening
A better understanding of how colonoscopy screening benefits may differ according to individual risk profiles may help guide screening recommendations.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk
LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 11, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Linked-Color Imaging Better at Adenoma Detection Linked-Color Imaging Better at Adenoma Detection
Linked-color imaging significantly increases the detection of adenomas in screening colonoscopies compared with white-light imaging and blue-laser imaging –bright, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cancer in the Covid world: Public health experts' worst fears are coming true
The pandemic-induced shutdown of many health-care facilities led to the cancellation or postponement of thousands of mammograms, colonoscopies and other screenings. It’s been a year since those screenings resumed, but the fears of public-health experts are coming true with an increase in cancer diagnoses. Federal epidemiologists with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) expect the temporary shutdowns to impact cancer rates and severity for at least the next decade, with modeling scenarios projecting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

New Tests for Prostate, Colon Cancer Show Promise
If approved in the United States, the tests could make screening and diagnosis for these cancers easier on patients, without the need for needle biopsy or colonoscopy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Durham entrepreneur's colonoscopy device scores $255K grant to expand use
Sometimes complex problems require simple solutions. That ’s the take of a Durham entrepreneur tackling the colonoscopy industry. A colonoscopy – said James Hathorn, CEO of Durham firm ColoWrap – is a lot like “trying to get a hose from one side of your house to the other side.” It’s not always a smooth process. “Looping,” occurs in up to 90 percent of the procedures, causing pain, complications and even failed exams. But Hathorn, who founded the company back in 2012, says he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Durham entrepreneur's colonoscopy device scores $255K grant to expand use
Sometimes complex problems require simple solutions. That ’s the take of a Durham entrepreneur tackling the colonoscopy industry. A colonoscopy – said James Hathorn, CEO of Durham firm ColoWrap – is a lot like “trying to get a hose from one side of your house to the other side.” It’s not always a smooth process. “Looping,” occurs in up to 90 percent of the procedures, causing pain, complications and even failed exams. But Hathorn, who founded the company back in 2012, says he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants: a New Treatment for IBD
Linda Ann Sasser has had ulcerative colitis since she was 20, but it wasn’t until May 2019, about 30 years later, that her condition hit a low point: not only did she have a major flare-up of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but on top of it, she had Clostridioides difficile (or C. diff), a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. “I became really, really sick with bloody diarrhea 30 times a day and chronic stomach pain,” Sasser says. While hospitalized for 12 days, she was given oral steroid medications, which didn’t help, then IV ste...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

AGA Update: Strategies to Improve Colonoscopy Quality AGA Update: Strategies to Improve Colonoscopy Quality
The quality of colonoscopy screening and surveillance is shaped by three parameters: safety, effectiveness, and value.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn't Get a Colonoscopy
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Incomplete Polyp Removal During Colonoscopy Can Bring Cancer Danger
Title: Incomplete Polyp Removal During Colonoscopy Can Bring Cancer DangerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Incomplete Polyp Removal During Colonoscopy Can Bring Cancer Danger
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 -- Colonoscopy screening can help prevent colon cancer by allowing doctors to find and remove potentially pre-cancerous growths called polyps. But if they fail to get the whole growth, the odds of a recurrence are high, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection
Compared with complete resection, incomplete resection substantially increases the likelihood that a polyp will be found during follow-up colonoscopy, research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cancer screenings rebounded in 2020 after COVID but racial disparities remain
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Testing returned to pre-pandemic levels in late 2020 except with colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening, which continued to lag. Rates of mammography for breast cancer screening were lower among Black and Hispanic patients during the pandemic. Long term effects of " missed " diagnoses on cancer outcomes not yet clear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer screenings rebounded in late 2020 after COVID-related decline, but racial and economic disparities remain for some tests
Testing returned to pre-pandemic levels in late 2020 except with colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening, which continued to lag; rates of mammography for breast cancer screening were lower among Black and Hispanic patients during the pandemic (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 7, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
Follow - up colonoscopy often classified as'diagnostic'test, not'routine screening,'and therefore not covered by insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- Consumers are finding that if they choose to complete a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive, the follow-up colonoscopy may not be covered by insurance. Recently, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?
MONDAY, June 28, 2021 -- You decide to take a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive. A follow-up colonoscopy is scheduled, but then you suddenly receive a large and unexpected medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CRC Mortality Risk Correlates With Adenoma Detection Rate CRC Mortality Risk Correlates With Adenoma Detection Rate
High-quality colonoscopy was associated with a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, especially among those with high-risk adenomas, according to a recent study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy at 45 -- Is This the Right Cut Point? Colonoscopy at 45 -- Is This the Right Cut Point?
To live a long and healthy life, your colon needs care and attention. Unfortunately, your health is dictated by the numbers.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

One Quarter of 30 –49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results One Quarter of 30 –49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results
The largest study to date has found that more than a quarter of colonoscopies for individuals aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and about 6% show advanced cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NPs and PAs Performing Colonoscopies: Why Not? NPs and PAs Performing Colonoscopies: Why Not?
Even though gastroenterologists oppose the practice, nurse practitioners were trained to perform colonoscopies through programs set up at several major US hospitals. Yet, most have now been discontinued. Why?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colonoscopies Restricted by Pandemic: Worse CRC Outcomes to Come? Colonoscopies Restricted by Pandemic: Worse CRC Outcomes to Come?
Changes in colonoscopy screening caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the risks of delayed colorectal cancer diagnosis and could lead to worse outcomes, based on recent data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Status epilepticus after drinking reverse osmosis-treated water - Huber M, Gillmann HJ, Abu-Fares O.
A 50-year-old female patient complained of malaise while preparing for a colonoscopy, shortly after which she suffered a status epilepticus (tonic-clonic, unrhythmic, chorea-like arm movements, conjugate eye deviation in a caudal direction). Cranial magnet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The 5 Goals of Colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis The 5 Goals of Colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis
Dr Stephen Hanauer remarks on ruling out mimics, establishing disease severity, surveilling for cancer, and other key reasons to perform routine colonoscopy.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver
A new study says if you're over 75, data now supports being screened for colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 -- If you're over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a new study says. This week, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age to begin colon cancer screening from 50 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
Title: Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for MostCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can I Eat Mashed Potatoes 2 Days Before Colonoscopy?
Title: Can I Eat Mashed Potatoes 2 Days Before Colonoscopy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Can I Eat 24 Hours Before a Colonoscopy?
Title: Can I Eat 24 Hours Before a Colonoscopy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50: U.S. Expert Panel
Title: Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50: U.S. Expert PanelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news