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
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