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Laxatives are medicines that relieve constipation (difficulty with bowel movements). They are a popular type of over-the-counter remedy. They can also be prescribed for conditions that could get wor...
TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds. Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality...
(HealthDay)—In an average-risk screening population, capsule colonoscopy seems adequate for patients who cannot undergo colonoscopy or who had incomplete colonoscopies, although additional research ...
A patient undergoing a colonoscopy pressed “record” on his smartphone before being sedated, hoping to capture instructions from his physicians after the procedure. What he heard instead...
Does cap-assisted colonoscopy have a higher detection rate of serrated polyps when compared to standard colonoscopy, and can it be protective against interval colon cancers? BMC Gastroenterology
(MedPage Today) -- Lowered CRC rate with surveillance colonoscopy in the elderly is disputed.
Colonoscopy is widely used to diagnose and treat colon disorders. How successful is it, and in what particular situations is it most warranted? The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. The prognosis depends greatly on the stage at which the tumour is discovered. Colonoscopy is regarded as the best method for identifying pre-can...
Dr David Johnson takes you through the highlights of the new performance targets for quality colonoscopy -- from getting consent to reviewing results with patients. Medscape Gastroenterology
Diverticulosis of the colon is frequently found on routine colonoscopy, and the incidence of diverticular disease and its complications appears to be increasing. The role of colonoscopy in managing th...
Despite the marked increase of diverticulosis, its risk factors have not been adequately elucidated. We therefore aim to identify significantly associated factors with diverticulosis. We also aim to i...
Jejunal diverticulosis is a rare asymptomatic entity . In literature, there are only few cases of jejunal diverticulosis where small gut volvulus is reported. The disease entity is important as it ...
Studies outside the United States have described a lower prevalence of diverticulosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in patients without IBD. The aim of this study was to asses...
Colonoscopy is the cornerstone of colorectal cancer screening programs. There is significant variability in the quality of colonoscopy between endoscopists. Colonoscopy quality assessment tracks vario...