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

Continuous Anticoagulants & #43; Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 -- For patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants, continuous administration of anticoagulants (CA) with cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is noninferior to periprocedural heparin bridging (HB)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs 1st Drug for Sinusitis With Nasal Polyps
Dupixent (dupilumab) is given by injection every two weeks. It was approved to treat patients with nasal polyps and chronic rhinosinusitis -- defined as a prolonged inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity, the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Sinusitis With Nasal Polyps, Dupixent (Dupilumab)
THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- In what specialists say could be a turning point in care, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first drug to treat chronic sinusitis that involves the growth of polyps within the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Sinusitis With Nasal Polyps
Title: FDA Approves First Drug for Sinusitis With Nasal PolypsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 27, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Polyps FDA OKs First Treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Polyps
Dupilumab is the first treatment approved for inadequately controlled chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

New approval for Dupixent could help propel it to blockbuster status
The FDA has given Dupixent the go-ahead as a treatment for nasal polyps. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dupixent Approved for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 -- Dupixent (dupilumab) has been approved to treat nasal polyps in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. Dupixent, which is administered through injection, was previously... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves expanded label for Regeneron/Sanofi's Dupixent
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA's drug Dupixent to treat nasal polyps, marking the third major use for the injectable medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sedation method does not affect colonoscopy detection rate
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and colonoscopy is the most-used screening tool to detect it. In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine determined deep sedation does not improve the colonoscopy quality compared to moderate sedation when it comes to the polyp detection rate or adenoma detection rate, the type of polyp that can eventually become cancerous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Xolair (omalizumab) significantly reduced nasal polyps and congestion symptoms in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in two phase III studies
Roche today announced positive topline data from two Phase III multicenter studies evaluating Xolair ® (omalizumab) for the treatment of adults with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) who have not adequately responded to intranasal corticosteroids. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgeons Find Polyps as Well as Endoscopists Surgeons Find Polyps as Well as Endoscopists
Endoscopist characteristics should not influence the choice of endoscopist for colorectal cancer screening, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Surgeons as Good as Endoscopists at Finding Polyps Surgeons as Good as Endoscopists at Finding Polyps
Endoscopist characteristics should not influence the choice of endoscopist for colorectal cancer screening, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study compares colonoscopy polyp detection rates and endoscopist characteristics
(Cleveland Clinic) Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy -- for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male -- were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps. However, a Cleveland Clinic-led research team found that those previously described differences among endoscopists are not true. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Endoscopic Clip Closure After Large Polyp Resection in Right Colon Reduces Bleeding Endoscopic Clip Closure After Large Polyp Resection in Right Colon Reduces Bleeding
Endoscopic clip closure after resection of large sessile polyps in the proximal colon reduced the risk of post-procedure bleeding in a multicenter randomized trial, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Embracing the Cold Snare Polypectomy Revolution Embracing the Cold Snare Polypectomy Revolution
Dr David Johnson highlights some easy-to-apply tips for using this innovative approach for resecting small colorectal polyps.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Optical Technologies Unreliable at Diagnosing Pre-Cancerous Colorectal Polyps Optical Technologies Unreliable at Diagnosing Pre-Cancerous Colorectal Polyps
The accuracy of optical technologies in differentiating cancerous from benign tissue is"insufficient" for most routine clinical applications, including diagnosing pre-cancerous colorectal polyps, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Adenomas Tend to Be Missed With Colonoscopy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds high miss rates for advanced and flat adenomas, serrated polyps (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Pill, That ’s a Device, That Delivers a Drug!
Rani Therapeutics just achieved one of its most significant milestones since it was spun out of InCube Lab in 2012. The San Jose, CA-based company just finished conducting the first human study of its “robotic capsule” set to replace injections. Previously the device, which administers a pharmaceutical through a digestible pill, had been tested in more than 100 animal models. The human study was conducted at a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in Texas under the Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval. There were two sub-groups, one cohort was fed and another fasted. Each subject ...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Breathing Problems From Aspirin? Help is Here
(MedPage Today) -- Encouraging results with desensitization protocol, nasal polyp removal (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 26, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Trial Shows Biologic's Efficacy in Sinusitis With Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced need for surgery, systemic steroids (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 25, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Check-Cap ’ s cancer screening capsule will have U.S. study
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said its X-ray-enabled, colorectal cancer-screening capsule will have a pilot study in the United States. The Isfiya, Israel-based startup makes the C-Scan System, an ingestible capsule used to detect precancerous polyps without the need for laxatives or an invasive procedure. The C-Scan system uses an ultra-low dose X-ray capsule, an integrated positioning, control, and recording system, and proprietary software to generate a 3D map of the inner lining of the colon. It received approval from Israel’s Ministry of Health Medical Device division (AMAR) and the CE Mark...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Implants News Well Oncology Research & Development Check-Cap FDA New York University Source Type: news

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Only 42.6 percent of 84 patients with biopsy - proven advanced colorectal polyps were taking aspirin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news