11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare coverage for virtual colonoscopy
(known as CT colonography) can lower costs, increase colorectal cancer screening rates and save thousands more lives each year.
Quality Investigation Group: Improving standards in colonoscopy
through a practice level audit tool.
The time to colonoscopy
after a positive fecal occult blood test varied widely between health systems, and varied based on age and comorbidity score, in a study of more than 62,000 patients from four health systems.
plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of colonic diseases and in the prevention of colon cancer (1-3).
The study demonstrated that endoscopists commonly recommended shorter follow-up intervals than established guidelines support, and these recommendations were strongly correlated with subsequent colonoscopy
Researchers compared one group that received colonoscopy
instructions and stool blood tests via mail to one that was mailed colonoscopy
instructions only, colonoscopy
and stool blood tests, or stool blood tests alone based on preference, and also received a tailored phone call.
One hundred and fifty-nine adult patients undergoing elective colonoscopy
in a major regional hospital were surveyed regarding their perceptions and expectations of sedation/anaesthesia for this procedure.
The funny thing about a colonoscopy
- and if you've had one with Dr.
When patients undergo a colonoscopy
, it is important the bowel is clean and well prepared.
One hundred-four patients with constipation and 107 patients without constipation who were scheduled for colonoscopy
were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, a probiotic preparation (Bacillus subtilis [10.
1) Four people who underwent colonoscopy
had early anal, rectal, or colon cancer.
Although some studies have shown that men are at greater age-specific risk for advanced colorectal neoplasia than women, the age for referring patients to screening colonoscopy
is independent of sex and usually recommended to be 50 years, according to National Cancer Institute (NCI) guidelines.