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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

Blood test for colitis screening using infrared technology could reduce dependence on colonoscopy
(Georgia State University) A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant test, according to a study between the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer
Younger Americans aren ’ t just getting cancer diagnoses earlier. They are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Tests (Medical) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Preventive Medicine Colonoscopy Youth Age, Chronological Deaths (Fatalities) Bowels Source Type: news

Financial Incentives Found to Up Colonoscopy Participation
Those offered cash to get cancer screening were twice as likely to do so, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy
Title: $100 Sweetens the Pot for a ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 26, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy
Study found those who were offered cash to get cancer screening were twice as likely to do so (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$100 Sweetens the Pot for A Colonoscopy
Study found those who were offered cash to get cancer screening were twice as likely to do so Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 -- It appears that $100 might go a long way toward convincing someone to get a colonoscopy. New research found that such a cash incentive doubled the chances that older adults were screened for colon cancer. " Colonoscopy is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Saving Vanessa, part 1: A mystery rash, a stroke and an epic rescue
Vanessa’s rash first appeared on her arms and legs when she 3 or 4 months old. It was red and bumpy and went away when she was sick with a virus, which happened often. Then it would come back. The dermatology team she saw at Boston Children’s Hospital was puzzled. “I was expecting they were going to think it was nothing, but they took it very seriously,” says Katherine Bell, one of Vanessa’s mothers. “They took a biopsy and very quickly realized they had no idea what it was.” Vanessa’s case was even featured at a regional dermatology conference where doctors take up mystery p...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Pui Lee Dr. Robert Sundel Dr. Scellig Stone Dr. Todd Lyons stroke Source Type: news

How Often Should I Have a Colonoscopy with Celiac?
Title: How Often Should I Have a Colonoscopy with Celiac?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 24, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Offer of $100 boosts rates of colon cancer screenings
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Personal Health: With Cancer Screening, Better Safe Than Sorry?
Many patients, no matter how old or sick they may be, are reluctant to abandon tests they ’ ve long been told can be lifesaving. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Tests (Medical) Preventive Medicine Mammography Health Insurance and Managed Care Colonoscopy Source Type: news

This snake-like robot could be used for colonoscopies
[Image from Ben-Gurion University]Ben-Gurion University researchers are working on creating an ingestible snake-like robot that can navigate through the small intestine for a robotic colonoscopy. The tiny, swallowable robot, deemed SAW (single actuator wave-like robot), moves in a wave motion and is able to move through the environment of the small intestine. “The external shape of the robot is a 2D projection of a rotating helix,” said David Zarrouk, one of the robot’s inventors and head of the Bio-Inspired and Medical Robotics Lab at BGU, in a press release. “We can simply reverse the direction by...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Robotics Ben-Gurion University Colonoscopy ingestible robot MedTech Source Type: news

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay
People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - July 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Virtual colon exam boosts screening, but insurance may not cover it
People with insurance that covers virtual colonoscopy are nearly 50 percent more likely to get screened for colon cancer, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay
People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, but Insurers May Not Pay
People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 -- People with insurance that covers virtual colonoscopy are nearly 50 percent more likely to get screened for colon cancer, a new study shows. Like traditional colonoscopy, the newer, virtual test can detect precancerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Guideline Recommends Three Tiers of CRC Screening New Guideline Recommends Three Tiers of CRC Screening
The guideline also offers tips for enhanced colonoscopy quality, at-risk populations, and age cutoffs. Dr David Johnson shares the highlights.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

How Soon Should I Have a Followup Colonoscopy?
Title: How Soon Should I Have a Followup Colonoscopy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 5, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Salix Announces Filing Acceptance for Plenvu Next Generation Bowel Cleansing Preparation for Colonoscopies
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – June 28, 2017 – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.’s (NYSE: VRX AND TSX: VRX) wholly owned subsidiary, Salix Pharmaceuticals, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to the prevention and treatment of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study: ACA leads to earlier breast cancer diagnoses
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being credited for a shift to earlier breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study links ACA with earlier cancer diagnosis U.S. House passes bill to repeal and replace ACA How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? What's next for U.S. healthcare regulation? Mammography use rises with ACA; colonoscopy, not so much (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Family History Questionnaire Ups Genetic Counseling for CRC
Findings in patients who received family history questionnaire before outpatient colonoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Apps And Robots Bring Relief To IBS And The Gut
The intricacies of the human gut are intriguing doctors and scientists alike. With the use of health apps and tiny robots, the days of wrong diagnoses and the painful colonoscopy may finally be over. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monty Munford, Contributor Source Type: news

Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the " first tier " screening tests for this group. Screening continues to be a first line of defense against CRC, as it can detect pre-cancerous growths as well as cancer, which is highly treatable if caught early. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low complication rates after screening colonoscopy
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) During colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer and in the four weeks after the procedure, the risk for complications to develop is low. This is the finding of a prospective cohort study conducted in the Saarland region, whose results Nadine Zwink and coauthors report in the current issue of Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International (Dtsch Aerztebl Int 2017; 114: 321-7). https://www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf.asp?id=188338 (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies
Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Colonoscopy, Health Disparities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
Title: Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Robots May Soon Perform Better Colonoscopies - AARP
13 hours ago ... Researchers have developed a tiny capsule robot to perform colonoscopies that are faster and create less discomfort for patients. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - May 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Cancer in the Years After Colonoscopy More Common in Black Than White Adults (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Older black adults are more likely than white adults to have colorectal cancer diagnosed in the 5 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients
Many black patients are screened by clinicians with low polyp detection rates, a red flag for poor-quality colonoscopy and missed cancer, the study authors note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 -- Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk for the disease. But a new study finds that older black Americans are far more likely than whites to develop a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of interval colorectal cancers higher among African-Americans
(American Cancer Society) An American Cancer Society study of Medicare enrollees finds the risk for interval colorectal cancers, cancers that develop after a colonoscopy but before the next recommended test, is higher for blacks than whites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Black persons more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer, despite screening
(American College of Physicians) A study of elderly Medicare enrollees found that black persons face a 31 percent greater risk than white persons for interval colorectal cancer (CRC), or cancer that develops after a negative result on a colonoscopy but before the next recommended screening. The difference was more pronounced for cancer of the distal colon and rectum and for physicians with higher polyp detection rates. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Single Surveillance Visit Reduced CRC Incidence in Adenoma Patients
Attending at least one surveillance visit with colonoscopy benefited most patients diagnosed with intermediate-risk adenomas, according to the results of a retrospective study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Disparities, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - May 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Direct Comparison Favors Electrolyte Bowel Prep Direct Comparison Favors Electrolyte Bowel Prep
Polyethylene glycol is a better bowel preparation than sodium picosulfate plus magnesium citrate, and colonoscopy results are best when prep is spread over 2 days, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Decision aid, support strategy boosts colorectal testing for groups with low screening
(University of Texas at Austin) Helping patients understand colonoscopy alternatives and make a colorectal cancer screening choice based on their own values -- combined with one-on-one support -- dramatically increases screening completion among patients with historically lower screening rates, a new study finds. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Calf Swelling & Rash Case / Colonoscopy in Breast Cancer Survivors / Idaho Gastroenterology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 20-year-old man with a history of Crohn's … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Underwater' Colonoscopy Amplifies Polyp Detection'Underwater' Colonoscopy Amplifies Polyp Detection
When water is used to expand the colon before colonoscopy, instead of air, higher-risk polyps are easier to detect, new research shows, but the technique is controversial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

'Shark Tank' Star Daymond John Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Daymond John is using his thyroid cancer scare to emphasize a different kind of success. During Wednesday’s episode of “Good Morning America,” the FUBU founder and “Shark Tank” star revealed to host Robin Roberts that he discovered he had stage 2 thyroid cancer last year. “I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on my thyroid,” he told Roberts. “They removed it and it was stage 2 cancer on my thyroid ... I didn’t skip a beat. When I got some early detection and I understood that I had a challenge and if I attack it now, then I wouldn&rsqu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Underwater' Colonoscopy: Better Detection Seen in Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But questions raised in DDW debate (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news