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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

Intersect ENT seeks FDA nod for Resolve steroid-releasing implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today that it submitted a New Drug Application to the FDA for its Resolve steroid-releasing implant to treat chronic sinusitis patients with recurrent sinus obstruction. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company’s implant can be placed during a routine physician office visit and is designed to be a less invasive treatment option for recurrent ethmoid sinus obstructions, including polyps. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT seeks FDA nod for Resolve steroid-releasing implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Clearance Wall Street Beat Intersect ENT Inc. Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising Sharply Among Young Americans
This study didn’t measure why colorectal cancer was rising in younger people, but the scientists did dive into past research on the subject to came up with a few theories.  Colorectal cancer risk is linked to excess body weight, cigarette smoking and the consumption of lots of alcohol and highly processed meat. At the same time, eating little fiber and a sedentary lifestyle are also linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer. While it’s true that younger generations smoke and drink less than baby boomers, they also weigh more, and at younger ages. This prolonged obesity could be a clue, Siegel and her co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis show improvement with Verapamil treatment
A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis show improvement with Verapamil treatment
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients. The clinical trial results suggest that Verapamil represents a promising novel therapy for the treatment of CRS with nasal polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Singer and TV personality Donny Osmond answers our health quiz
Donny opens up about losing his voice due to a polyp on his vocal chords, and fearing he would never sing again. He had a similar scare in 2004, when he had an op to fuse the disks in his neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Facts and Figures: Death Rate Down 25% Since 1991
By Stacy Simon The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25% from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2017,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. The estimat...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Vitamin E, selenium don't cut colon cancer risk, study says
HealthDay News Taking vitamin E and selenium does not appear to reduce the risk of polyps that can lead to colon cancer, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin E, Selenium Don ’ t Cut Colon Cancer Risk: Study
The two antioxidants didn't help prevent polyps, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Cut Colon Cancer Risk
The two antioxidants didn't help prevent polyps, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Minerals, Vitamin E (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Cut Colon Cancer Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- Taking vitamin E and selenium does not appear to reduce the risk of polyps that can lead to colon cancer, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 men in the United States and Canada and found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
The comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements have now been evaluated in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vitamin E and selenium don't prevent polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer
(SWOG) A SWOG review of ancillary SELECT results definitively shows that two antioxidants, vitamin E and selenium, don't prevent colorectal adenomas -- polyps that are the premalignant precursors to most colorectal cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers and a team of collaborating scientists from across the country have determined the comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers and a team of collaborating scientists from across the country have determined the comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps ?that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 18, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Lumendi wins FDA 510(k) for DiLumen endoscope positioning accessory
Medical device developer Lumendi said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DiLumen endoscopic accessory. The Connecticut-based company’s DiLumen device is now indicated for use in positioning endoscopes in the large intestine and assisting with optical visualization, diagnosis and endoscopic treatment. “DiLumen is the 1st step in a family of devices to enhance endoscopic treatment, including many promising endolumenal therapeutic procedures, that may ultimately improve patient care. Lumendi sees a great potential in endolumenal interventions and is committed to build on this opportunity,” CEO Dr...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

Accuracy of Colon Capsules in Detection of Colorectal Polyps Accuracy of Colon Capsules in Detection of Colorectal Polyps
Can a new generation of capsule used in colon capsule endoscopy mitigate the criticisms of earlier versions, which were found to have suboptimal accuracy?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for November 15, 2016
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. Report: Q3 medical device recalls hit highest point since at least 2000 Medical device recalls have reached their highest point since 2000, according to a new report from Stericycle‘s ExpertSolutions business. Numbers for...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Acquires Resectr(TM) Tissue Resection Device from Distal Access, LLC
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 15, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (BSX) has acquired the gynecology and urology portfolio of Distal Access, LLC, a Salt Lake City based company that designs minimally invasive medical devices.... Devices, Acquisitions Boston Scientific, Distal Access LLC, Resectr , uterine polyps (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news