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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...
A meta-analysis shows no excess adverse events with urgent colonoscopy but also no improvement in rebleeding, transfusion needs, or mortality.
For outpatient colonoscopy, the new benzodiazepine provides adequate sedation, and recovery is faster than with the alternative, owing to its short half-life, new research shows. Medscape Medical Ne...
A new consensus statement finds fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) to be an excellent noninvasive alternative to colonoscopy. Medscape Medical News
Randomized trial data strengthen evidence supporting a minimum withdrawal time for colonoscopy.
The worldwide market for colonoscopy devices is expected to reach $2 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of ab -More-
A 43 year old woman was admitted to the surgical assessment unit with increasing abdominal pain 36 hours after a colonoscopy and polypectomy. On examination her abdomen was tender and mildly...
(HealthDay)—Many low-income and uninsured patients don't have a follow-up colonoscopy after abnormal results on a colon cancer screening test—even if they're in a "safety net" health program, a ne...
Key performance indicators and quality assurance standards for colonoscopy have recently been developed. This paper reviews the scientific basis for each of the proposed quality measures. Gut
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is a potent neurotrophic factor known to promote the survival and maintenance of neurons not only in the developing but also in the adult enteric ner...
Inadequate bowel preparation during screening colonoscopy necessitates repeating colonoscopy. Studies suggest inadequate bowel preparation rates of 20-60%. This increases the cost of colonoscopy for o...
Conventional colonoscopy (CC) is the gold standard to diagnostic and therapeutic approach to colon. However, in few cases, cecal intubation could fail due to colon anatomy, patient compliance and phys...
To quantify the proportion of requests for colonoscopy that are performed as flexible sigmoidoscopy and documented reasons for this in ordinary UK hospital practice. To determine the effect these requ...
- Adequate bowel preparation is critical for the quality of colonoscopy. Despite reported occurrence of colonic explosion due to methane and hydrogen production by bacterial fermentation during colono...