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A vacuum cleaner up my nose banished my snoring
Philip Dancey, a 51-year-old entrepreneur from Gloucester, was one of 600,000 Britons who suffered from nasal polyps - until he had a pioneering new procedure to rid them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps
An artificial intelligence (AI) system was able to equal the performance of experienced endoscopists, and surpass that of novice endoscopists, in evaluating digital images of small ( (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News 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

Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?
(Spink Health) Overall, 306 polyps were assessed real-time by using the AI-assisted system, providing a sensitivity of 94 percent, specificity of 79 percent, accuracy of 86 percent, and positive and negative predictive values of 79 percent and 93 percent respectively, in identifying neoplastic changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon cancer: APC protein affects immunity by preventing pre-cancerous inflammation
(Institut Pasteur) Adenomatous polyposis coli is a gene whose mutations are associated with a rare, hereditary form of colorectal cancer known as familial adenomatous polyposis. Research led by scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have recently demonstrated that mutations to this gene do not only lead to the emergence of colon polyps; they also harm the immune system, leaving it unable to tackle inflammation of the colonic mucosa. This dual impact supports the development of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 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

Bucks pharma firm completes $138M IPO
The company plans to use the bulk of the funds for the launch of its recently approved nasal polyps treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Deep Learning May Help Detect Colon Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Computer-assisted model warrants further research (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology 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

Combo Tops Anti-VEGF Alone in Ocular Vasculopathy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Viscual acuity, polyp regression both improved (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - October 8, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Colon Polyps
(Symptoms, Causes, Types, Pictures, Cancer Risk) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

9 Brand New Drugs for Primary Care
COPD … nasal polyps.. gout …. dyskinesia in Parkinson Disease: here’s a brief look at new drugs for these and other disorders coming your way. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: COPD Gout 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

Xhance ™ (fluticasone propionate) for the Treatment of Nasal Polyps
Xhance ™ (fluticasone propionate / previously known as OPN-375), a synthetic trifluorinated corticosteroid, is indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps in patients aged 18 years or older. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nerves control the body's bacterial community
(Kiel University) Using the freshwater polyp Hydra as a model organism, Kiel University researchers and their international colleagues investigated how the simple nervous system of these animals interacts with the microbiome. They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, that small molecules secreted by nerve cells help to regulate the composition and colonisation of specific types of beneficial bacteria along the Hydra's body column. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Optinose Announces FDA Approval of Xhance (fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray for the Treatment of Nasal Polyps
YARDLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- September 18, 2017 -- Optinose, an ENT / Allergy specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Company ’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Xhance... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sanofi indicates dupilumab could be used to treat nasal polyps
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi's chief executive said that its key drug dupilumab could possibly be used to treat nasal polyps as well as eczema and asthma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

Position Statement: Serrated Polyps in the Colon and Rectum Position Statement: Serrated Polyps in the Colon and Rectum
The British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy section presents a position statement providing clinical guidance on management of serrated polyps in the colon and rectum.Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Gallbladder Polyps?
Title: What Are Gallbladder Polyps?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 28, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Parts of Mediterranean Diet Linked With Reduced Colon Polyp Risk
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is negatively associated with advanced colorectal polyps, and the specific portions of the diet that appear to have the most influence include high intake of fish and fruit and low intake of soft drinks. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News 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

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

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Endoscopic Approach to Polyp Recognition Endoscopic Approach to Polyp Recognition
This review explores the use of advanced imaging techniques, including chromoendoscopy, FICE, and iScan for colorectal polyp detection, recognition and characterization.Frontline Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article 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

Survey finds colorectal cancer reported more commonly in individuals with unhealthy lifestyle
(Cleveland Clinic) A Cleveland Clinic colon cancer risk assessment survey found that respondents who exercised more, followed a healthy diet and did not smoke were less likely to have a personal history of colorectal cancer or colon polyps. The online risk analysis, which has had more than 27,000 responses from around the world, highlights the modifiable risk factors, such as diet and lifestyle behaviors, reported by patients without a personal history of colorectal cancer and polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Rates Similar in Patients With Multiple Serrated Polyps, Serrated Polyposis Syndrome Colon Cancer Rates Similar in Patients With Multiple Serrated Polyps, Serrated Polyposis Syndrome
Colon cancer rates are similar in patients with multiple serrated polyps (MSP) and those with serrated polyposis syndrome (SPS), according to a new study from Spain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Polyps – Sue ’ s story
The post Polyps – Sue’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I didn’t in fact end up having a hysterectomy. I had Polyps removed in December and the biopsy they did then showed Complex Hyperplasia. I was told by the Consultant to stop the HRT I was on (I take the one that still gives you periods) as I had Complex Hyperplasia and to take some continual form of progesterone, preferably the Myrena Coil and to stop taking any form of oestrogen. I was told categorically by several Consultants that it was the only course of action. I decided against the Myrena Coil as my daughter had had a terribl...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Health Conditions complex hyperplasia polyps Source Type: news

Antibiotics Up Risk for Colon Polyps (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Altered gut bacteria may be culprit in middle-age adults (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotic use linked to 'pre-cancerous' bowel changes
Conclusion Antibiotics, like all drugs, have side effects. We know that they affect the composition of bacteria that live in a healthy gut. This study suggests that might possibly be linked to future development of bowel cancer. However, there are some major limitations to keep in mind. Bowel polyps are very common, and they're not cancerous. Most people who have them won't know they're there, unless they have a colonoscopy. Some polyps do develop into bowel cancer, but we don't know if any of these women got bowel cancer, or how many of their polyps would have become cancerous if not treated. It's highly possible that wom...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

Long - Term Antibiotic Use May Up Risk of Colorectal Adenomas
Medications that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Could taking antibiotics raise colon cancer risk?
Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Use Linked to Later Colorectal Polyp Formation Antibiotic Use Linked to Later Colorectal Polyp Formation
Antibiotic use in early to mid-adulthood was associated with an increased risk of developing colorectal adenomas later in life, a new observational study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study links antibiotic use to precursor to bowel cancer
Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital found a link between long-term antibiotic use and the development of bowel polyps. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths
Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Colonic Polyps (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term antibiotic use may raise your bowel cancer risk
Scientists have found long-term antibiotic use increases the risk of developing bowel polyps, according to a paper in the journal Gut. Polyps grow on the bowel lining and can turn cancerous. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics overuse could increase bowel cancer risk, study finds
Extended use increases chance of polyps forming in the colon, adding weight to evidence gut bacteria plays a key role in cancer developmentThe overuse of antibiotics could increase a person ’s risk of developing bowel cancer, the findings of a US study suggest.Research published in medical journal Gut found extended use ofantibiotics significantly increased the chance of polyp formation in the colon, a precursor ofbowel cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Bowel cancer Antibiotics Health Cancer research Medical research Science US news Australia news Source Type: news

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Colon Polyps
Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths
Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid-life linked to cancer-inducing polyps
(BMJ) Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid-life may be linked to a heightened risk of abnormal growths in the colon and rectum -- known as polyps or colorectal adenomas -- which precede the development of most cases of bowel cancer, reveals research published online in the journal Gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths
Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - April 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gallbladder polyps: Can they be cancerous?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serum Periostin IDs Comorbid Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Asthma
High serum periostin levels in asthma with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps versus without polyps (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

IS THIS the reason YOU snore? Condition can also cause high blood pressure or STROKE
SNORING could be caused by a condition called nasal polyps - swelling of the normal nasal lining that occurs inside the nasal passages and sinuses behind the noses, eyes and cheeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Court clears Caldera’s $12.3m transvaginal mesh settlement A California federal judge last week approved a $12.3 million deal to settle a number of insurance claims over injuries allegedly caused by Caldera Medical’...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news