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What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Reduces Mortality
Reduction in all - cause mortality at 11 to 12 years using data from individual NORCCAP study cohorts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Tied to Lower Mortality Risk (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Colorectal cancer screening guidelines may need to be revised to note the reduced risk for death in the years following flexible sigmoidoscopy, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Reduces All-Cause Mortality Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Reduces All-Cause Mortality
A reanalysis of data reviewed for the USPSTF recommendations for colorectal cancer screening found that all-cause mortality was reduced with flexible sigmoidoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CRC screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces risk for death
(American College of Physicians) A re-analysis of all-cause mortality in the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) evidence review for colorectal cancer screening found that flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces risk for death. These findings suggest that the USPSTF guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, which concluded that no colorectal cancer screening methods reduced all-cause mortality, could be reassessed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Less Beneficial in Older Women Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Less Beneficial in Older Women
Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces the incidence of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality to a greater extent in men and younger women than in older women, according to a pooled analysis of randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Title: Flexible SigmoidoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/2/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 4, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New blood test for colon cancer screening: Questions remain
In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new screening test for colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as colon cancer. This test is unique because it’s blood-based – meaning no more stool samples or the dreaded colonoscopy. Patients can have the test done as part of their annual blood tests, and they don’t have to think twice about it. But what it lacks in discomfort it makes up for in inexactitude. This newly approved test is not as sensitive or as accurate as a colonoscopy or as a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), which can detect hidden blood in stool, potentially indicating co...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Celia Smoak Spell Tags: Cancer Health Health care Prevention Screening Source Type: news

This month’s toughest USMLE Step 2 question to master
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students:...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

This month ’s toughest USMLE Step 2 question to master
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert v ideo explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with  other posts in this series . Ready. Set. Go. This month ’s question that stumped most st...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Can aspirin protect against cancer?
The other day, a fit 50-year-old man came to me for a visit to review his health. As we discussed his (generally good) efforts to take care of himself, he said, “I’ve been wondering if I should take an aspirin every day. I read somewhere that it can prevent cancer.” As a clinician, I really love it when people come in with questions that stretch my thinking. I have a stock set of answers to the “does aspirin prevent heart disease” question, but I didn’t have an easy answer to the cancer prevention question. What were the data? What should I be recommending? Is it true for everyone? Or ma...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lori Wiviott Tishler, MD, MPH Tags: Cancer Drugs and Supplements Health Heart Health Prevention Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screening: What Are the Options?
By Stacy Simon No one looks forward to a colonoscopy, or the bowel prep that goes with it. But colon screening – testing to look for cancer before symptoms start – helps saves lives. Screening can find colon cancer early when it’s small and easier to treat, or even prevent it altogether. Colonoscopy, however, is just one of many tests that can be used to look for colon cancer. And doctors and researchers continue to develop new ones. Stool DNA test RESOURCES: How the American Cancer Society Fights Colon CancerColon Cancer Stories of Hope American Cancer Society screening guidelines More in...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Colon/Rectum Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

ACR urges Congress to pass CT colonography coverage
Patient and provider groups are joining the American College of Radiology (ACR)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTC excels in matchup with FIT, colonoscopy Optical colonoscopy misses polyps detected on CTC MDCT: Hopes high for CTC screening reimbursement No cost difference between CTC, colonoscopy in elderly Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canadian Task Force Recommends Stool Testing Over Colonoscopy for ScreeningCanadian Task Force Recommends Stool Testing Over Colonoscopy for Screening
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommends against colonoscopy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening of asymptomatic adults, favoring instead guaiac fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT), fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Canadian recommendation against colonoscopy for routine screening of colorectal cancer
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Physicians should screen for colorectal cancer in asymptomatic, low-risk adults aged 50 to 74 years every two years using fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), or flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years, rather than colonoscopy, according to a new Canadian guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

USPSTF foils CT colonography screening again
In a draft recommendation released today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTC cheaper than colonoscopy for Medicare patients Optical colonoscopy misses polyps detected on CTC MDCT: Hopes high for CTC screening reimbursement No cost difference between CTC, colonoscopy in elderly Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 6, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Risk score decides who gets invasive colorectal screening
A new risk assessment system could decide who needs to be screened for colorectal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study questions evidence that screening reduces mortality Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC No cost difference between CTC, colonoscopy in elderly CDC: Cancer screening compliance is lagging Optical colonoscopy misses polyps detected on CTC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors Aren't Recommending Colon Cancer Tests To Those Who Need It Most
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Racial minorities may be more likely to forego colon cancer screening than whites because their healthcare providers don't recommend the potentially life-saving tests, a new study in California suggests. "It was interesting because this study suggests that one of the things we need to do . . . is talk to doctors," said Dr. Folasade May, who led the study. "We can do all the public policy we want, but we need to make it very clear to providers that they should emphasize colon cancer screening and more importantly recommend colon cancer screening to patients o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

When To Get Screened For These 5 Cancer Tumors, According To American College Of Physicians
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors' group aims to ease some confusion — and encourage more discussion of testing's pros and cons — with what it calls advice on "high-value screening" for five types of tumors. Too often, even the doctors who order those tests aren't sure of the latest recommendations, said Dr. Wayne J. Riley, president of the American College of Physicians, which published the advice ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climbing mountains: “I won’t let ulcerative colitis define me”
Mark Donohue craves outdoor activity. While most were braving Old Man Winter’s 2015 wrath, this 19-year-old Ticonderoga, New York native embraced Mother Nature and hiked to the summit of his home state’s Black Mountain, tackled the slopes in Colorado and pond-skated locally with friends. Mark says his love of the great outdoors and his quest to climb new personal heights has never been overshadowed by ulcerative colitis. “I won’t let the disease define me,” says Donohue, a college freshman at Binghamton University in New York. “I take it in stride, stay positive and don’t let ulcer...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 22, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Nearly a Decade Lag Time Between Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Mortality Benefit (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS It takes nearly a decade following flexible sigmoidoscopy to prevent one colorectal cancer death for every 1000 people screened, suggests a BMJ meta-analysis.Researchers analyzed the results of four … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 17, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Italian men shun flexible sigmoidoscopy for CTC
VIENNA - Whether it's fear of endoscopes or love of high technology, Italian (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Men Favor CTC Over Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for CRC ScreeningMen Favor CTC Over Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for CRC Screening
For colorectal cancer screening, CT colonography (CTC) is more appealing than flexible sigmoidoscopy to men, but women do not appear to favor one strategy over the other. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 4, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What You Should Know Before You Schedule Your Next Doctor Appointment
Before we were able to Google our every itch and twinge and ache, we had very different relationships with our doctors. “In the early years of my career, information was something the doctor had and the patient didn’t,” Dr. Michael L. LeFevre, a professor and physician at the University of Missouri, tells The Huffington Post. Today, he says, patients bring their information to him for his input. “They want my opinion about how good the information is and what it means and how to interpret it for them in their lives.” Of course, the Internet is rife with misinformation, and sometimes a well-m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse navigators may aid colon cancer screening follow-up
(Group Health Research Institute) Group Health patients with a positive screening test for colon cancer (a stool test or sigmoidoscopy) tended to be more likely to get the recommended follow-up test, a diagnostic colonoscopy, if nurse navigators contacted them than if they got usual care, according to Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH, a Group Health physician and a Group Health Research Institute associate investigator. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 12, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include salt and hypertension, chikungunya in the U.S., flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and body mass index and cancer. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study
Title: Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/12/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 13, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Incidence, Mortality (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM One-time screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, a JAMA study finds.Some 100,000 adults aged 50 to 64 in Norway were randomized … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 13, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study
sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, colon cancer (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study
But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 12, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

'Vanished' in US, Sigmoidoscopy Saves Lives in Norway'Vanished' in US, Sigmoidoscopy Saves Lives in Norway
Colorectal cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy cuts incidence and deaths, according to yet another major trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 12, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying from Colon Cancer
But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence, rate of death
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among about 100,000 study participants, screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in a reduced incidence and rate of death of colorectal cancer, compared to no screening, according to a study in the Aug. 13 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 12, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Screening has prevented half a million colorectal cancers
An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers. During this more than 30-year time span, as increasing numbers of men and women underwent cancer screening tests -- including fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopies, and colonoscopies -- colorectal cancer rates declined significantly, the researchers found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Screening has prevented half a million colorectal cancers
(Yale University) An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale Cancer Center. Their study appears in the journal Cancer.During this more than 30-year time span, as increasing numbers of men and women underwent cancer screening tests -- including fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopies, and colonoscopies -- colorectal cancer rates declined significantly, the researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis on Lower-GI Endoscopy Offers Reassurance, But Not Resolution (FREE)
By Joe Elia Evidence that screening with either sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy greatly reduces overall risks for colorectal cancer is "compelling and consistent," according to a BMJ meta-analysis. However, choosing between … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 14, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Benefits of bowel cancer screening
New figures show that nearly 37% of bowel scope screening centres in England are operational, exceeding the 30% roll out target set by the Department of Health in 2011. Bowel scope screening, also known as flexible sigmoidoscopy, is a one-off test offered to men and women at the age of 55. This type of screening examines the lower part of the bowel – the part where most bowel cancers are found. The aim is to find any small growths called polyps which may develop into bowel cancer if left untreated. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 1, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Title: Flexible SigmoidoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/2/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 14, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

“Long-Term Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality after Lower Endoscopy”,
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy have been shown to provide protection against colorectal cancer, but the magnitude and duration of protection, particularly against proximal colon cancer, remain undefined. A study of long-term colorectal cancer incidence and mortality after lower endoscopy reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Reiko Nishihara, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues found that both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy for any indication... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - November 15, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Odds of Missing Polyps With Sigmoidoscopy Rise With AgeOdds of Missing Polyps With Sigmoidoscopy Rise With Age
A large study of colonoscopies has found that proximal polyps become more common with age, and that sigmoidoscopy alone would miss a significant proportion. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy more effective test than sigmoidoscopy
BOSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Colonoscopy appears to do a better job of reducing the risk of developing or dying from colorectal cancer than sigmoidoscopy, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening Cuts Colon Cancer Mortality (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Colorectal cancer screening -- be it colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or fecal occult-blood testing -- reduced risks of colorectal cancer mortality, researchers reported in two studies. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 19, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular colonoscopies may cut colorectal cancer risk by 40 percent
Colonoscopies more effective than less-invasive sigmoidoscopies; CDC recommends getting screened every 10 years after the age of 50 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 18, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Long-term Efficacy Data on CRC Screening MethodsLong-term Efficacy Data on CRC Screening Methods
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and fecal occult blood screening all reduce the risk for death from colorectal cancer, but colonoscopy might be the preferred endoscopic method. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that is used to screen for colon cancer. You can learn what to expect before and during the flexible sigmoidoscopy test. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - July 25, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news