Tag: bowel preparation

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent for Consumers

A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use. Long...

Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas

Thermal ablation of the defect margin after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR-T) is associated with reduced recurrence in the treatment of large (≥20-mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

Surprising Percentage of Biopsy Samples Retained in GI Endoscopes

Researchers examining GI endoscopes after colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures found a “startingly high” rate of retained biopsy samples in the endoscope accessory channel or...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An expected surge in the number of people seeking colonoscopy after...

Certain Anerobic Bacteria Linked to Increased CRC Risk

Certain species of anerobic bacteria have been linked to dramatic increases in colorectal cancer (CRC), often within a year of infection, although whether or not...