Tag: colonoscopy

Pope Francis Eats, Walks Two Days After Surgery

By Robin FosterHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 (Healthday News) — Following major colon surgery that was performed on Sunday, Pope Francis ate breakfast, read...

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...

One Quarter of 30–49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results

More than one quarter of colonoscopies carried out in Americans aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and slightly over 6% of...

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...

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you’re over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a...

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A lot of people think of age 50 as the magic number for...

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer — Are Sugary Drinks to Blame?

High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in adolescence and young adulthood could partially explain the recent rapid rise in early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) — at...

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its first-ever approval of an artificial intelligence device to help find colon lesions during colonoscopy....

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...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Treating hypertension with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) was associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, according to findings from...

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...

Misdiagnoses Common, With Permanent Disability, Death for Many

One in 10 people with dangerous symptoms from “Big Three” conditions (ie, cancers, infections, or major vascular events) are misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late, and...

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...

Disposable Device Protects Duodenoscope From Microbial Contamination

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new disposable device provides two-way microbial protection for a duodenoscope and does so without the need to change current...