Items Tagged ‘high-definition colonoscopy’

March 6, 2013

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

By 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


October 29, 2009

High-definition colonoscopy detects more polyps, Mayo Clinic researchers say

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

High-definition (HD) colonoscopy is much more sensitive than standard colonoscopy in finding polyps that could morph into cancer, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida…   “There hasn’t been a definitive trial to see whether high-definition colonoscopy detects more polyps or not, and this was a natural experiment, designed to ask if use […]

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October 28, 2009

ACG: Hi-Def Colonoscopy Finds the Small Stuff

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

High-definition colonoscopy detects a significantly greater amount of adenomas than standard-definition screening, researchers said here.   In a case-control study, high-definition screening picked up adenomas in 28.55% of patients compared with 23.8% among those who had a procedure using standard definition (P=0.01), Kenneth DeVault, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and colleagues reported […]

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