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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...
When water is used to expand the colon before colonoscopy, instead of air, higher-risk polyps are easier to detect, new research shows, but the technique is controversial. Medscape Medical News
A meta-analysis shows no excess adverse events with urgent colonoscopy but also no improvement in rebleeding, transfusion needs, or mortality.
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 57-year-old woman is evaluated after a recent screening colonoscopy. The colonoscopy ...
The worldwide market for colonoscopy devices is expected to reach $2 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of ab -More-
Most patients with intermediate risk adenomas benefit from surveillance colonoscopy, a large study published in Lancet Oncology has found.1 But the researchers said that a subgroup of patients may... ...
(Reuters Health) - People who wait up to nine months to get a colonoscopy after fecal tests show potential tumors are no more likely to be diagnosed with cancer or advanced malignancies than those who...
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 -- People with insurance that covers virtual colonoscopy are nearly 50 percent more likely to get screened for colon cancer, a new study shows. Like traditional colonoscopy, the...
This cohort study evaluates the association between time to colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test result and risk of colorectal cancer and advanced-stage disease at diagnosis.
Appendicular diverticulosis is one of the very rare diseases which is also difficult to diagnose, especially clinically, due to its silent course and non-specific symptoms. It comes under the notation...
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...
High quality colonoscopy must be secured Colonoscopy plays a key role in the work-up of digestive diseases and constitutes the cornerstone in colorectal cancer diagnosis and prevention. Data suggest t...
Post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC), a cancer occurring within a short interval of a colonoscopy, might be partly explained as missed or incompletely resected lesions. Associated risk factors a...