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The U.S. Has A Fentanyl Shortage...In The Clinic, Not On The Streets
I fear this means I need to bring my own to my follow-up colonoscopy in November. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AKRX NYSE:PFE LON:HIK Source Type: news

The U.S. Has A Fentanyl Shortage ... In The Clinic, Not On The Streets
I fear this means I need to bring my own to my follow-up colonoscopy in November. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AKRX NYSE:PFE LON:HIK Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Colonoscopies, Carbs, And A Link Between Tylenol And ADHD
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s generally recommended that people get their first colonoscopy at age 50, but after analyzing data on 6,000 procedures, French researchers say starting screening at age 45 could save lives. U.S. experts say there were some flaws with this study, so right now the American Cancer Society is standing by its recommendations to start screening at age 50 for people at average risk of developing colon cancer. If, however, you have a family history of colon cancer, you may need to be screened sooner. Does Tylenol Increase the Risk of ADHD in Offspring? Researchers in Norway found that pregnant moms w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Should colon cancer screening start younger?
Colonoscopies are recommended starting at age 50, but some researchers say risk may start rising years before (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, new research shows
(Spink Health) Scientists in France analyzed over 6,000 colonoscopies and found a 400 percent increase in the detection of neoplasia in patients aged between 45-49 in comparison to aged 40-44. The vast majority of colorectal cancer screening programs throughout Europe commence between the ages of 50 and 55, with some not beginning until the age of 60. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor
Treatment TermsColonoscopy Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Rate of Finding Precancerous Polyps Is Key Overview If your GI doctor finds and removes precancerous polyps during your colonoscopy, it could keep you from developing life-threatening colon cancer. Content Blocks ContentTo make sure colonoscopies are as effective as possible, gastroenterology professional associations have recommended four ways to measure how well doctors and hospitals perform the screening exams. Before you schedule your colonoscopy, Duke gastroenterologistZiad Gellad, MD, MPH, recommends you ask these questions. Section Features Text ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Antihistamine Improves Quality of Sedation During Colonoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- More research needed on diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An inside look at colonoscopy advances: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Everyone is at risk for developing colorectal cancers, especially after 50. Health care providers say that makes screening a vital part of your?health plan. Dr. Michael Wallace?says technology has improved so much that doctors are now able to identify and remove precancerous lesions that might have been missed in the past. In this Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancer
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Examining more than 5,000 reports from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, A Dartmouth research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may therefore benefit from closer surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patient, Provider Interventions May Up Colonoscopy Rates
Patient navigators, provider reminders may improve colonoscopy rates after positive fecal test (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

New study could halve colonoscopy referral rates
Researchers hope to improve accuracy of bowel cancer home-test kits Related items fromOnMedica Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake Nearly a third of hospitals failing bowel cancer patients Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Check-Cap seeks CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today that it filed for CE-Mark registration of its C-Scan ingestible capsule, designed for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening. Data used to support the EU regulatory submission showed that C-Scan had a 44% sensitivity in the 45 study participants included in an analysis for polyps, with 89% specificity. The company reported that sensitivity strongly correlated to the percentage of the colon scanned – sensitivity was 78% and 100% for participants where greater than 50% and 70% of the colon was scanned, respectively. The 66 patients enrolled in the trial ingested the capsule ...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Check-Cap Source Type: news

Adults: Prevent Illness, Get Vaccinated
As people age, they know they should get an eye exam, have their cholesterol and blood pressure checked, and get that colonoscopy. One more thing, say Texas physicians, is making sure all vaccinations are up to date. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Approval for TAGITOL(TM) V (Barium Sulfate) Oral Suspension
First Imaging Agent Approved for use During Computed Tomographic (CT) Colonography (CTC) procedures MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A.... Biopharmaceuticals, Radiology, FDA Bracco Diagnostics, TAGITOL V, barium sulfate, virtual colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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