Items Tagged ‘colonoscopy’

November 20, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Replaces Liters of Laxative for Colonography With Four Pills

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced it has replaced the multiple liters of laxative consumed by people in preparation for a CT colonography with four pills, according to a news release. Patients undergoing CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, now take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl. Mayo instituted the new protocol […]

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Tags: Becker's ASC Review, colonoscopy, Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, laxative


March 6, 2013

National Screening Benchmarks For Finding Polyps During a Colonoscopy Might be Too Low, Mayo Clinic Says

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low…”Our study suggests that national benchmarks may be too low given our increasing ability to find polyps using the high-definition colonoscopy tools that a majority of physicians use […]

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Tags: benchmarks, colonoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Michael Wallace, high-definition colonoscopy, national guidelines, polyp detection, WXOW


January 9, 2013

Brief Class on Easy-To-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Mayo study shows, Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor’s success rate detecting easy-to-miss polyps called adenomas…Recently, the Mayo Clinic in Florida developed a two-hour course designed to increase a doctor’s ADR rate in order to reduce […]

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Tags: adenomas, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, endoscopsists, HealthCanal


May 16, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Early Signs of Parkinson’s Might Be Seen in Colon

By Mystery User

A colonoscopy or similar test could one day diagnose Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms occur. That’s because signs of Parkinson’s that appear in the brain also show up in the colon, a new study says. Researchers examined tissue samples obtained during colon exams of people who later developed Parkinson’s disease. The samples were taken several […]

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Tags: colonoscopy, Fox News, Lewy bodies, parkinson's disease


April 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Finds Two Genes for Colon Cancer Tests

By Mystery User

Mayo Clinic researchers were expected to announce today that they have identified two genetic markers that can be used to identify colon cancer from a stool sample. “The study involved 500 patients, ages 50 to 80, who had no symptoms and who recently had a colonoscopy with normal results,” says a clinic announcement.  Two specific […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy


March 29, 2010 · Leave a Comment

‘Virtual biopsy’ colonoscopy promising

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A “virtual biopsy ” colonoscopy might soon be able to determine whether a colon polyp is benign without a biopsy, U.S. researchers said.   Dr. Michael Wallace of the Mayo Clinic, in Florida, said currently, colon polyps are extracted during a colonoscopy and sent to a pathologist for examination, which adds time, expense, and some […]

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Tags: colonoscopy, Dr. Michael Wallace


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