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No Added Benefit of Capnography in Colonoscopy

No Added Benefit of Capnography in Colonoscopy PHILADELPHIA — Capnographic monitoring to detect early changes in breathing during routine colonoscopy does not capture more episodes of hypoxemia in moderately sedated healthy adults, the first randomized controlled trial evaluating the technology … Full News here – Read more on Medscape

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Lawsuit: Man says he woke up from colonoscopy wearing pink panties

Lawsuit: Man says he woke up from colonoscopy wearing pink panties A Delaware man claims in a lawsuit that he suffered from emotional distress after he woke from a colonoscopy wearing pink women's panties, according to The News Journal. Plaintiff Andrew Walls said he went to the Delaware Surgery Center where he … Full News here […]

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Fecal blood test may save more lives than colonoscopy

Fecal blood test may save more lives than colonoscopy State public health programs could screen many more low-income and uninsured people for colorectal cancer – and save up to four times as many lives – by using stool sample blood tests instead of colonoscopies, finds a new study in Health Services … Full News here – […]

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Optimizing Adequacy of Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy

Optimizing Adequacy of Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States Colonoscopy can prevent CRC by the detection and removal of precancerous lesions. In addition to CRC screening and surveillance, colonoscopy is used … Full News here – Read more on Medscape

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Ex-Worker Sues, Says He Awoke Post-Colonoscopy With Pink Panties On

Ex-Worker Sues, Says He Awoke Post-Colonoscopy With Pink Panties On A man in Delaware is suing a surgical center, alleging someone put pink panties on him after he had a colonoscopy. Andrew Walls, 32, sued the Delaware Surgical Center October 10th for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Walls was an employee … Full News here […]

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Shorter colonoscopy withdrawal times increased interval cancer risk

Shorter colonoscopy withdrawal times increased interval cancer risk PHILADELPHIA — Shorter withdrawal times during screening colonoscopies were associated with increased risk for interval colorectal cancer, and longer withdrawal times were associated with increased adenoma detection rates, according to data … Full News here – Read more on Healio

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New home test offers colonoscopy alternative

New home test offers colonoscopy alternative Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. But … Full News here – Read more […]

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Simple Menthol Spray Can Reveal More Adenomas

Simple Menthol Spray Can Reveal More Adenomas The use of a menthol spray during colonoscopy helped control peristalsis and improved detection of adenomas, researchers have found. The use of menthol raised the adenoma detection rate (ADR) by nearly 30%, and increased the number of patients who … Full News here – Read more on Gastroenterology & […]

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Mark & Dave: What's politics appeal? Hint: Not policy

Mark & Dave: What's politics appeal? Hint: Not policy Engineered yogurt bacteria could replace your next colonoscopy. You just eat the yogurt, then pee in a cup. Just like a pregnancy test, this yogurt will activate markers that could detect colorectal cancer. Who would have guessed the death panel would … Full News here – […]

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Exact Sciences' Potential Competitor (EXAS)

Exact Sciences' Potential Competitor (EXAS) While this beats the alternative option of getting a colonoscopy, it does not beat what EDP Biotech Corporation is unveiling. EDP Biotech Corporation created a blood test that detects a protein called CD24 in the blood, which is elevated in the … Full News here – Read more on Seeking […]

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SouthWest Health Notes Colon cancer screening options

SouthWest Health Notes Colon cancer screening options Cortez family physician Jill Schenk, MD, received special training during her medical training to become proficient in performing colonoscopy. “For two months during my fellowship I did colonoscopies almost exclusively,” said Schenk. In her practice … Full News here – Read more on Cortez Journal

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Cure Rates Remain High With Fecal Transplant for C difficile

Cure Rates Remain High With Fecal Transplant for C difficile Dr DuPont and his team compared the efficacy of fresh, frozen, or lyophilized FMT from the same donors administered by colonoscopy to 33 patients with recurrent C difficile infection. "We found equivalent success rates in FMT in the three methods of … Full News here […]

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32-Year-Old Man Files Lawsuit Over Prank After He Wakes Up From

32-Year-Old Man Files Lawsuit Over Prank After He Wakes Up From … A woman looks at underwear in a store with discount signs during the second day of summer sales in Brussels July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Vidal (BELGIUM – Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY). Andrew Walls from Dover in Delaware woke from a colonoscopy at the … Full […]

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Lawsuit Faults VA for Death

Lawsuit Faults VA for Death In August 2011, the suit says, Halverson visited a new doctor at the VA facility who saw the positive finding for blood in the stool from 2008 and ordered a colonoscopy. The test and biopsies confirmed cancer, and Halverson underwent surgery and … Full News here – Read more on The […]

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Certificate-of-need laws help providers, not patients

Certificate-of-need laws help providers, not patients In this photo taken Oct. 29, 2010, Kristen Miller, a colonoscopy patient, views with Dr. Stephen Hanauer, gastroenterology chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, an interactive computer program describing benefits and risks of … Full News here – Read more on Delmarva Daily Times

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