Soft robots, origami combine for potential way to deliver medical treatments
(Ohio State University) Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Fauci 'sounds different' after vocal cord polyp removal, Twitter users say
Dr Fauci is back in action, with a new, smoother voice after surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cord nearly two weeks ago - and Americans are taking note of his new sound as he returns to TV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci recovering after vocal cord surgery
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, confirmed to CNN that he had surgery Thursday morning to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci out of surgery for vocal cord polyp
White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, confirmed to CNN that he had surgery Thursday morning to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci Has Vocal Polyp Removed
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN that he had the surgery Thursday morning. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci recovering from vocal cord surgery
The 79-year-old infectious-disease specialist was told not speak for a few days after removal of a polyp from his vocal cords. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Fauci recovering after surgery to remove vocal cord polyp
U.S. government coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has undergone surgery to remove a growth from his vocal cord that was causing his notably hoarse voice (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gum Disease Tied to Colon Cancer Risk
People with periodontal disease had a higher risk of polyps that can lead to colon cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Gums (Mouth) Source Type: news

What Is the Treatment for Gallbladder Polyps
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

GI Supply Gets FDA Clearance of First Submucosal Lifting Agent in a Pre-filled 5mL Syringe
New EverLift™ device designed to reduce costs and enhance complete polyp resections MECHANICSBURG, Pa., July 14, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- GI Supply today announced the FDA clearance of EverLift™ Submucosal Lifting Agent , a new... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA GI Supply, EverLift, Submucosal Lifting Agent (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wireless aquatic robot could clean water and transport cells
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology developed a tiny plastic robot, made of responsive polymers, which moves under the influence of light and magnetism. In the future this 'wireless aquatic polyp' should be able to attract and capture contaminant particles from the surrounding liquid or pick up and transport cells for analysis in diagnostic devices. The researchers published their results in the journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Causes Early Pregnancy Vaginal Bleeding?
Discussion Pregnancy complications in early pregnancy range from mild to severe. They can include nausea and emesis which often is treated symptomatically, but can cause hyperemesis gravidarum and need hospitalization for intravenous fluids. Mild cramping and slight spotting are not uncommon. Some type of pregnancy bleeding is common with 20-40% of women experiencing it. Women who have early vaginal bleeding have a higher risk of later pregnancy complications. Pregnancy in adolescents is about 10% of all pregnancies. Adolescent pregnancy can be associated with various problems including higher rates of threatened aborti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Laryngeal ultrasound helps detect vocal cord polyps
Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound shows potential as a noninvasive and accurate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3-month PET/CT helps track oropharyngeal cancer Just say 'eee' for neck CT CT, MRI show successful vocal cord restoration MDCT answers most head and neck questions MDCT protocols weighed for cancers of larynx, hypopharynx (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. To work around their photosensitivity, Laissue developed a custom light-sheet microscope (the L-SPI) that allows gentle, non-invasive observation of corals and their polyps in detail over eight continuous hours, at high resolution. He and his colleagues, including MBL coral biologist Loretta Roberson, have published their findings in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study Determines Association of Gallbladder Polyps and Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder cancer rates were found to be low and similar among both patients with and without gallbladder polyps, according to a recent study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Gallbladder Polyps Not Associated With Long-Term Gallbladder Cancer Risk Gallbladder Polyps Not Associated With Long-Term Gallbladder Cancer Risk
Gallbladder cancer is rare, and the long-term risk of these malignancies doesn't appear much different for people with a history of gallbladder polyps, a new US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New AI Model Accurately Classifies Colorectal Polyps Using Slides From 24 Institutions
Dartmouth researchers have created an AI model to classify colorectal polyps on histology slides. Evaluation using 238 slides from 24 institutions across 13 US states finds that the model performs as well as practicing pathologists. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release cancer research colorectal cancer Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

New AI model accurately classifies colorectal polyps using slides from 24 institutions
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have trained a deep neural network to distinguish the four major types of colorectal polyps excised during screening colonoscopy. The model not only produced results that demonstrated accuracy and sensitivity at the level of practicing pathologists, but withstood evaluation using broad datasets spanning multiple institutions across the US. The study proves that AI models are generalizable and can be trained on widespread external data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Any Type of Polyp Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer Any Type of Polyp Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Findings from a large Swedish cohort show that any subtype of polyps will increase the risk for colorectal cancer, but only certain types raise the risk for cancer-related mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AI-assisted diagnosis of polyps reduces colonoscopy costs
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

When to Remove Colorectal Polyps?'Get Them When You See Them'When to Remove Colorectal Polyps?'Get Them When You See Them '
Dr David Johnson comments on how using cold snare upon polyp discovery reduces operative time and surgeon frustration.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations
(American Gastroenterological Association) These evidence-based recommendations support closer follow-up after colonoscopy screenings for some groups, less intense follow-up for others, and provide guidance for removing colorectal polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Than 50 Polyps in Some Young Cancer Survivors More Than 50 Polyps in Some Young Cancer Survivors
Pediatric and young adult cancer patients are at risk of developing numerous polyps (for some, more than 50 polyps) as a result of prior cancer treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers describe new condition involving numerous GI polyps in cancer survivors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers report newly discovered condition known as therapy-associated polyposis, or TAP in which childhood cancer survivors develop numerous colorectal growths called polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Do Your Devices Meet Physicians ’ Needs?
You’ve invested a lot of time ensuring your medical device meets user needs, but could those needs have changed? As healthcare evolves thanks to robotics, value-based care, the rise of ambulatory surgery centers, remote procedures, and more, the needs of surgeons and other physicians and healthcare practitioners are evolving, too. Physicians will come together at the upcoming MD&M West 2020 conference to discuss what is missing in the world of medtech in the panel discussion, Tech Talk Panel: Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech. Participating on the panel w...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

SMART Medical Systems Launches G-EYE(R) 760R Colonoscope in the European Endoscopy Market Through FUJIFILM Europe, Under Strategic Distribution Partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation, to Provide Synergetic Colonoscopy Solution in Fight Against Colon Cancer
SMART's G-EYE® 760R colonoscope, incorporating its G-EYE® Balloon Technology designed to increase the detection of cancerous polyps in colonoscopy, will become available by FUJIFILM Europe with its state-of-the-art ELUXEO system, as part of the new... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch, Distribution SMART Medical Systems, Fujifilm, G-EYE, colonoscope, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GNO Snoring and Sinus Offers New Nasal Polyp Therapy
Dupixent® Injection Therapy Reduces Nasal Polyps(PRWeb January 31, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/gno_snoring_and_sinus_offers_new_nasal_polyp_therapy/prweb16874081.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thick sinus mucosa: best approach?
I' m concerned about sinus finding looking like thick mucosa or sinus polyp. Patient has no symptoms. What is your experience in such cases?The postThick sinus mucosa: best approach? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - January 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: SFA Competition, Check-Cap Inches Toward US Market, and More
Gore Has a New Challenger in SFA PQ Bypass is set to become the first company since 2004 to have an IDE trial for a stent to treat peripheral artery disease in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). If all goes as planned for the company, its Torus Stent Graft will compete head-to-head with W.L. Gore's Viabahn system. PQ Bypass could potentially file for FDA approval in 2021.   Should This Blood Test Be Part of the Standard Pre-Op for Most Surgeries? A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, said researchers from Hami...
Source: MDDI - January 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Check-Cap is Inching Toward the U.S. Market with Positive Pilot Results
Check-Cap Ltd. is reporting positive results from a pilot study of its C-Scan System. The Isfiya, Israel-based company’s C-Scan System is a preparation-free ingestible scanning capsule-based system for the prevention of colorectal cancer through the detection of precancerous polyps. Results from the pilot study show that no device or procedure-related serious adverse events were reported and all device or procedure-related adverse events were mild in severity. In total, 45 patients enrolled in the study, of which 40 patients underwent the study procedure. All 40 patients complied with the procedure and co...
Source: MDDI - December 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Digital Health Source Type: news

Check-Cap ’s Swallowable X-Ray Pill Allows For Prep-Free Colon Cancer Screenings
Check-Cap ’s swallow-able capsule uses low-dose x-rays to screen the digestive system while it moves along the GI tract. These scans are used to primarily detect precancerous polyps in the colon, making the capsule a preventative test, not a cancer treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Colon Polyps: Symptoms, Causes, Cancer Risk, Treatment, and Prevention
Title: Colon Polyps: Symptoms, Causes, Cancer Risk, Treatment, and PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 17, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA accepts supplemental biologics license application for Xolair (omalizumab) for the treatment of nasal polyps
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to intranasal corticosteroids. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coral growth video wins Nikon Small World In Motion Contest
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Philippe Laissue of University of Essex, U.K., a Whitman investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has won first place in the Nikon Small World in Motion Competition, one of the world's largest and most prestigious scientific video competitions. Laissue's beautiful, winning video shows one of the tiny organisms that build a coral reef -- called a polyp -- emerging in low light. Also visible are the photosynthetic algae that live inside the coral, in a mutually beneficial relationship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Will Smith, 51, says his colonoscopy 'turned very real' due to polyp
Smith, 51, decided to make light of passing the threshold when it's recommended to get regular colonoscopies - at age 50 - by filming it, and posting it on YouTube. But the fun turned sour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines
The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) is asking CCGs to support trusts with a colonoscopy service to implement new guidance on polyp surveillance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 fish oil doesn't reduce risk for early signs of colon cancer, study finds
In a trial results published in JAMA Oncology, researchers at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard found that adding 1 gram per day of omega-3s fish oils failed to reduce development of colon polyps. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hologic Combines AI with Breast Cancer Imaging
Hologic is bringing artificial intelligence to breast cancer imaging with its latest product. The Marlborough, MA-based company has won a nod for the 3DQuorum Imaging Technology, powered by Genius AI. 3DQuorum technology uses Genius AI-powered analytics to uniquely reconstruct high-resolution 3D data to produce 6 mm “SmartSlices.” These analytics identify clinically relevant regions of interest and preserve important features during the reconstruction of the SmartSlices. This helps to expedite read time by reducing the number of images for radiologists to review, without compromising ima...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding nasal polyps
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes nasal polyps, and do they always require removal? If they are removed, is there a chance they might come back? ANSWER: Nasal polyps form in the nasal passages and sinuses as a result of chronic inflammation called chronic rhinosinusitis. When they are small, nasal polyps may not cause any symptoms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about gallbladder polyps
Gallbladder polyps are growths of tissue within the organ. The vast majority are harmless, but some may become cancerous. Here, find out more about symptoms, complications, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers to present study findings at American College of Gastroenterologists Annual Scientific Meeting
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic physicians will present findings at the American College of Gastroenterologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 25-30 in San Antonio. Findings to be presented are: Patients with microscopic colitis do not have reduced risk of developing colon polyps Cross-sectional studies have suggested that patients with microscopic colitis have a lower risk than [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - October 28, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

AI is a Big Part of Cleveland Clinic ’s 2019 MIS
CLEVELAND – Two words dominated much of the program agenda for Cleveland Clinic’s 2019 Medical Innovation Summit (MIS) on Tuesday – Artificial Intelligence. From a keynote address from Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO, and former Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft to a session discussing companies with non-traditional approaches to healthcare, the topic of AI was discussed. But is AI just the latest fad in healthcare? Is it fully-defined? And are there real-world examples to look to, to see AI in action? Richard Zane, MD CIO of University of Colorado ...
Source: MDDI - October 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Medtronic Displays its GI Genius at UEG Week
Medtronic is taking some very big steps with artificial intelligence. The Dublin-based company is launching GI Genius – a system it said is the first to use AI to detect colorectal polyps. The product’s launch is taking place during United European Gastroenterology Week in Barcelona, Spain. GI Genius was developed by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and has CE mark. Medtronic is bringing the solution to the market through a distribution agreement with the Dublin-based Cosmo Pharmaceuticals. The GI Genius module uses advanced artificial intelligence to highlight the presence of pre-cancerous lesions...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Breakdown in spawning synchrony: A silent threat to coral persistence
The impacts of human and natural disturbances on coral reefs are typically quantified through visible damage (e.g., reduced coral coverage as a result of bleaching events), but changes in environmental conditions may also cause damage in less visible ways. Despite the current paradigm, which suggests consistent, highly synchronized spawning events, corals that reproduce by broadcast spawning are particularly vulnerable because their reproductive phenology is governed by environmental cues. Here, we quantify coral spawning intensity during four annual reproductive seasons, alongside laboratory analyses at the polyp, colony,...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Shlesinger, T., Loya, Y. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology r-articles Source Type: news

Nasal Polyps May Increase Risk of Cancer in the Nasal Cavities Nasal Polyps May Increase Risk of Cancer in the Nasal Cavities
Nasal polyps in patients aged 50 and older appear to increase the risk of certain head and neck cancers, suggests a population-based cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on
New research finds that exercising daily in adolescence and adulthood reduces the risk of developing adenomatous polyps at an older age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Expressive Hydra
Researchers track which genes are active in the polyp during successive cell states. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 26, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Stem cell differentiation trajectories in Hydra resolved at single-cell resolution
The adult Hydra polyp continually renews all of its cells using three separate stem cell populations, but the genetic pathways enabling this homeostatic tissue maintenance are not well understood. We sequenced 24,985 Hydra single-cell transcriptomes and identified the molecular signatures of a broad spectrum of cell states, from stem cells to terminally differentiated cells. We constructed differentiation trajectories for each cell lineage and identified gene modules and putative regulators expressed along these trajectories, thus creating a comprehensive molecular map of all developmental lineages in the adult animal. In ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Siebert, S., Farrell, J. A., Cazet, J. F., Abeykoon, Y., Primack, A. S., Schnitzler, C. E., Juliano, C. E. Tags: Development, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
Findings seen among patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news