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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...
Many people think preparing for a colonoscopy is worse than the procedure itself. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the process could be made a lot more tolerable. Studies show that patient...
Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of...
Worldwide rates of post-colonoscopy complications either remained low or decreased in the past 15 years, confirming the global safety of colonoscopy as a diagnostic, screening, surveillance and therap...
This finding is counter to traditional thinking among clinicians.
How do colonoscopy services vary from one type of facility to the other, and what should patients know before undergoing the procedure? Gastroenterology
(HealthDay)—New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach.
Colonoscopy has emerged as the clear lead screening modality in detecting high-risk SSP.
To the Editor The Research Letter by Dr Riggs and colleagues evaluated the prevalence of office visits prior to colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening. They found that 30% of colonoscopies were p...
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...
Optical colonoscopy is a common procedure; more than 14 million are performed annually in the United States. Serious colonoscopy complications are uncommon, but they can be life-threatening if not qui...
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 ...
Although some countries have implemented widespread colonoscopy screening, most European countries have not introduced it because of uncertainty regarding participation rates, procedure-related pain a...
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...