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Check-Cap wins CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its C-Scan ingestible sensor capsule designed for colorectal cancer screening. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is desgiend as an alternative to standard colon cancer screaning methods. The system uses an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule and a wireless tracking system to return structural information on the lumen of the colon to create 2D and 3D maps. Physicians can use maps created by the system to identify pre-cancerous polyps and other abnormalities, Check-Cap said. “Achieving CE Mark approval is a si...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Check-Cap Source Type: news

Hologic wins CE Mark for MyoSure Manual
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its MyoSure Manual device. The MyoSure Manual device features an integrated vacuum with no external suction required, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The system is supported by a one-liter bag of saline without the need for a controller or fluid management equipment. “There is an increased demand to simplify tissue removal procedures regardless of where they are being performed, in-office or in the theater. We continuously look to meet this need by developing innovative solutions that provide flexibility and convenie...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

Tiny polyps save corals from predators and disease
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Corals may have unexpected allies in improving their health and resilience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

By a nose: Menlo Park company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

By a nose: Menlo Park company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

By a nose: Peninsula company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

By a nose: Peninsula company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today it won FDA approval for its Sinuva mometasone furoate sinus implant designed to treat recurrent nasal polyp disease in patients who have previously had ethmoid sinus surgery. The Sinuva device is designed to be implanted during a routine physician office visit and expands into the sinus cavity to deliver an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of the polyp disease for 90 days. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance intersectent Source Type: news

Bacteria as pacemaker for the intestine
(Kiel University) For the first time, a research team from the Cell and Developmental Biology (Bosch AG) working group at the Zoological Institute at Kiel University (CAU) has been able to prove that the bacterial colonisation of the intestine plays an important role in controlling peristaltic functions. The scientists published their results yesterday -- derived from the example of freshwater polyps Hydra -- in the latest issue of Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stomach polyps
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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