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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...
Findings from a prospective study of outpatients undergoing first-time screening colonoscopy with standardized assessment for diverticulosis
How could a better understanding of the pathophysiology of diverticulosis and diverticular disease lead to more improved methods of both diagnosis and treatment? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeuti...
-- Preparing for a colonoscopy may not be pleasant, but it's worth the effort. The Harvard Medical School offers these suggestions: Cut down on fiber several days before the scheduled colonoscopy. Av...
Patients undergoing screening or surveillance colonoscopy at outside practices versus the VA had lower adenoma detection rates.
Primary care doctors can do the initial screening and recommendations for a colonoscopy, the researchers write in JAMA.
Do colonoscopy quality report cards and standards of practice result in an improvement in adenoma-detection rates? The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Research finds that the prevalence of adenomas is low in average-risk patients within 5 years of a negative colonoscopy. The American Journal of Gastroenterology
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 -- The longer it's been since their last colonoscopy, the more likely patients are to forget important details about their procedure, a new study finds. In the study, 200 people...
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 ...
Postpolypectomy bleeding and perforation are the major complications of colonoscopy. This report presents a rare case of colon obstruction immediately after colonoscopy. A 56-year-old man underwent co...
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...
To create culturally appropriate colonoscopy education services and handouts for the Hispanic population undergoing a colonoscopy procedure to ensure correct bowel preparation.
Patients ineligible for direct access colonoscopy (DAC) are typically referred for a pre-colonoscopy consultation with gastroenterology (GI). However, the referral from primary care to GI creates the ...