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Gastroenterologist Shortage Is Forecast

[...] The United States will face a severe shortage of gastroenterologists as the population ages and the demand for colorectal cancer screening increases, a health care consulting firm has pro [...]

Gastroenterologist Shortage Is Forecast

[...] The United States will face a severe shortage of gastroenterologists as the population ages and the demand for colorectal cancer screening increases, a health care consulting firm has pro [...]

Colon Cancer & Women

[...] Chesapeake, VA, gastroenterologist Patricia Raymond has a message for women: "Don't assume you can't get colon cancer because you're a woman." In fact, yo [...]

Commentary: Got the guts to try poetry on colon care?

[...] le.Click-2-Listen By Frank Cerabino Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Saturday, March 07, 2009 I was talking to a Boca Raton gastroenterologist about poetry. "What sort of poems are you looking for?" I asked Dr. Ken Rosenthal. This wasn't an idle question. Rosent [...]

Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy column

[...] st for the Miami Herald. This is from news hound Dave Barry's colonoscopy journal: ... I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon [...]

The Daily Checkup: Screenings provide the best early warning against colorectal cancer

[...] A professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Steven Itzkowitz is a gastroenterologist who specializes in colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. This column is the second part of a month-long [...]

For some, colon cancer screening before age 50

[...] ening to start at age 50, there are important exceptions. Anyone experiencing symptoms like Ms. Carr's should talk to a gastroenterologist. African-Americans fall into a high-risk category and are another exception to the rule to start screening at age 50. T [...]

Dairy Products May Help Lower Colon Cancer Risk

[...] ams to 1,500 milligrams of calcium by consuming low-fat dairy products such as yogurt, milk and cheese. Lead researcher gastroenterologist Peter Holt says that equals to drinking about 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses of milk each day. Researchers say they’re un [...]

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology: Open Letter to Canadians

[...] e, ulcers, cirrhosis or any of a number of digestive diseases? You're not alone. One in five Canadians waiting to see a gastroenterologist misses work because of digestive disorders. One in four Canadians waiting to see a gastroenterologist is affected in hi [...]

Ulcerative Colitis and CRC

[...] erson living with ulcerative colitis, be sure to discuss your individual risk of developing colorectal cancer with your gastroenterologist. Together you can decide on the best screening test for you. It is critical that we all recognize the importance of scr [...]

Colonoscopy less effective for upper colon than lower colon, study suggests

[...] the upper colon is greater than in the lower colon in the years after a negative colonoscopy, a new study suggests. And gastroenterologists say it highlights the need to pay close attention to the far reaches of the colon while doing the procedure. The resea [...]

Gastroenterology sets standards for CT colonography

[...] overall CRC screening rates, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute issued minimum standards for gastroenterologist performance of the test. To ensure competence, a minimum of 75 endoscopically confirmed cases should be interpreted by [...]

Colonoscopy Quality Critical Factor to Thorough Exam and Best Colon Cancer Detection

[...] he U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Available evidence directly comparing primary care physicians to gastroenterologists for the most important endpoint in colonoscopy, i.e. detection of cancer, indicates that gastroenterologist performanc [...]

FAQs on Colorectal Cancer

[...] ptoms change from their usual behavior or regular pattern, or if you see blood in your stool, notify your physician and gastroenterologist. • Can young people get colorectal cancer? In general, it is very uncommon for young people to get colorectal cancer [...]

World Congress of Gastroenterology/Media Advisory: Gastrointestinal Disease Account for 15% of the Total Health Care System Expenses in Canada

[...] of Canadians are affected by gastrointestinal disease which generate short-term loss of productivity of $1.14 billion. Gastroenterologists from around the world are meeting at the Palais des Congres de Montreal from September 10 to 14 to unveil their most r [...]

New UF study examines patient treatment decisions for colorectal cancer

[...] options should unfold as the patient and caregiver proceed through interactions with primary care physicians, surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists, but in reality many people don’t make their decisions that way,” said lead investigator Barbara C [...]

New Evidence on Benefits of Colonoscopies

[...] act that a large proportion of colonoscopies in that country are performed by surgeons and primary care doctors and not gastroenterologists who specialize in the exam. A gastroenterologist himself, Rex is a distinguished professor of medicine at Indiana Univ [...]

A Push to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

[...] noscopy, which is necessary to remove polyps so they can be biopsied and to definitively diagnose cancer, says New York gastroenterologist James Aisenberg. But a study published in April in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people are more likely [...]

Doctors’ Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients’ Colon Cancer Risk: Study

[...] , that's because precancerous growths are being removed and never have a chance to progress, said Dr. Douglas Corley, a gastroenterologist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., who led the study. Corley called the findings a "first step" toward using doct [...]

The Other Women’s Cancer

[...] n more hope for survival than ever before. Women need to be aware of the symptoms of colorectal cancer and should see a gastroenterologist for evaluation and diagnosis if they experience these symptoms. Remember that colorectal cancer often causes no symptom [...]

Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in Adults Under 50

[...] to patients is clear: “Just because you're under 50 doesn't mean you're not at risk,” says Anthony Starpoli, MD, a gastroenterologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “If you have a family history, go talk to your doctor,” Starpoli tells Web [...]

Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk

[...] ars were the most important factors linked to subsequent development of colorectal cancer," said Dr. Frank Sinicrope, a gastroenterologist and medical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Sinicrope was not involved in the research. "Not achievin [...]

Screening colonoscopy: Quality, public awareness key to efficacy

[...] laims data, and particularly relevant, the unknown quality of the exams. Most colonoscopies (70%) were performed by non-gastroenterologists. Operator-dependent quality measures Many quality indicators outlined in recommendations and guidelines include operat [...]

Patients wait 249 days to see bowel specialist

[...] 30 days longer today than they were in 2005. The association published the results Tuesday of a national survey of 200 gastroenterologists, including 11 from Manitoba. Each specialist reported on the wait times of 10 patients over the course of one week in [...]

Complexe Desjardins

[...] r of Preventative Oncology and Screening, Sudbury Regional Hospital; North Bay Mayor, Vic Fedeli; Dr. Scott Shulman – Gastroenterologist; as well as Shirley Taylor – cancer survivor. Zoomer Show - October 31, 2009 - Toronto, ON Album The Giant Colon Exhi [...]

Regional Cancer Care – Northwest remains a top performer in Ontario

[...] stic Services, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) Part of the issue, Power said, is that surgeons and gastroenterologists are working hard to screen a long list of patients who may have entered the colonoscopy queue without first being scre [...]

New screening program targets patients at average risk for colon cancer - Kingston This Week - Ontario, CA

[...] tum to examine the lower third of the colon. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is simple, fast and safe, says Dr. William Depew, a gastroenterologist at Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospital, and program director for the division of gastroenterology at Queen's Unive [...]

Scientists Say F.D.A. Ignored Radiation Warnings

[...] r economic self-interest. Radiologists, who often own and use CT machines, for instance, often endorse their use; while gastroenterologists, who often own and use camera scopes, often favor their own methods. Patient groups often get financing from drug and [...]

Giving Patients Choices in Colon Cancer Screening

[...] importantly, that a positive stool test was followed up by a colonoscopy to complete the screening. Historically, most gastroenterologists prefer to offer only colonoscopies because they feel the other tests are inferior, but it is clear that many people wo [...]

U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study

[...] use they are immigrants and there are language issues, or they live in areas with high levels of uninsurance or ... few gastroenterologists," study author Jim Stimpson, director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, sa [...]

Screening Methods

[...] without having to insert a long colonoscope into the colon; and the test is performed by a radiologist as opposed to a gastroenterologist. This test is an advanced type of computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan of the colon and rectum. A CT scan is an x-ray t [...]

Colorectal Cancer: Don’t Die of Embarrassment

[...] had a strong feeling that my condition was more serious," she says. In desperation she insisted on a second opinion. A gastroenterologist did a colonoscopy — a test to examine the entire length of the colon using a flexible viewing instrument that is [...]

Study: Vitamin D cuts colon cancer risk

[...] ut evidence about any protective effect from vitamin D alone is sparse, said Dr. David Lieberman, the lead author and a gastroenterologist at the Portland, Ore., Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The study appears in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medica [...]

Advances aid colon cancer treatment

[...] insurance plans, a company spokeswoman said. For details, see www.visicol.com, or call 877-330-0351. Dr. John Walsh, a gastroenterologist atSt. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township near Ann Arbor, said it's important for patients to drink lots of wate [...]

Ibuprofen May Help Treat Colon Cancer - Study

[...] ss likely to die of colon cancer, they told a meeting. "Now we want to do some more studies," said Dr. Michael Wolfe, a gastroenterologist at the Boston University School of Medicine, who led the study. "What was really, to us, remarkable is the dose we used [...]

Colon Cancer and IBD: Understanding the Link

[...] thing that I would tell patients is, "Don't worry early on in the course of disease." Build a strong alliance with your gastroenterologist and then when the time comes—after eight years—do yourself the favor and have your annual colonoscopy. Heal [...]

Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening

[...] e Aer-O-Scope did not fully advance, the colon had inadequate bowel preparation. Following the Aer-O-Scope procedure, a gastroenterologist performed a standard colonoscopy to detect perforation, erosion and mucosal damage. No significant adverse events were [...]

Crohn’s Disease and Colitis: A Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

[...] y on in the course of disease." Figure out how your disease is going to be over time. Build a strong alliance with your gastroenterologist, and then when the time comes, after eight years, do yourself the favor and have your annual colonoscopy. There are ver [...]

Beer, Liquor Raise Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

[...] ave an increased risk for significant colorectal (tumors) and perhaps should be targeted for risk modification by their gastroenterologist in addition to their primary-care physician," the researchers noted. Anderson added: "I would target anyone who has mor [...]

Mayo part of $21 million colon cancer research

[...] eventive advantages of colon screenings. "Colorectal cancer screenings are different," said Dr. Russell Heigh, the Mayo gastroenterologist in charge of Mayo's participation. Mammograms and prostate screenings detect existing cancers. But finding a potential [...]

Scoping Out Cancer

[...] ving more lives than a typical colonoscope, which can identify and remove cancerous polyps? asks Dr. Robert Flescher, a gastroenterologist at Hartford Hospital. "The question is, what do you do with people when you find" the aberrant cells? Flescher said. Sp [...]

New Directions in Women’s Screening

[...] t, Oakville Lecture with Dr. S. Andrighetti, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Dr. S. Fine, Oncologist & Dr. L. Rabeneck, Gastroenterologist. Event flyer Complete listing [...]

SSRIs prevent colon cancer?

[...] ke-home message is that chemoprevention - the use of drugs to prevent disease - is important," said New York-based gastroenterologist Blair Lewis, M.D., "but we know that patients will still grow colon polyps while on chemotherapy for other cancers [...]

Cancer screening happens too late

[...] r, but it was actually significantly earlier, in some, close to a decade," said principal researcher Hemant Roy, a gastroenterologist at Northwestern University. Men tended to develop colorectal cancer at an earlier age than women, whether or not they s [...]

Speaking out on colorectal cancer tonight

[...] rsary since my surgery in September. I feel 100 per cent, I'm in my second life." Holcomb is joining Dr. Sudhir Pandya, gastroenterologist and Dr. Bruce Gay, general surgeon of Halton Healthcare Services, in presenting this seminar about prevention, diagnosi [...]

Easier Colon Cancer Test

[...] st, I think that's really marvelous." Now there is ... A new blood test detects an altered gene linked to colon cancer. Gastroenterologist William Grady, M.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, says, "I think this test shows a lot of prom [...]

Chemicals in Curry and Onions May Help Stop Colon Cancer

[...] average number of polyps dropped 60.4 percent, and the average size dropped by 50.9 percent, according to a team led by gastroenterologist Francis M. Giardiello, a professor at the School of Medicine, and Marcia Cruz-Correa, a visiting professor from the Uni [...]

New Technology Could Detect Colon Cancer Earlier

[...] of a cell 10-20 times smaller than you can see under a microscope. When the images are analyzed by a computer, said EHM gastroenterologist Hemant Roy, "we can actually look at the minutest cellular changes, well before a pathologist could ever tell a differe [...]

Lifestyles: Matter of life and death

[...] sy, and didn't have time. Later never comes around." Ally described the colonoscopy procedure. "You have a visit with a gastroenterologist who then schedules the procedure," Ally said. Depending on the doctor's preference, the colonoscopy can be done in the [...]

Study Shows Diabetes Link To Colon Cancer - Smokers With Type-2 Diabetes Face The Greatest Risk

[...] h type-2 diabetes may not be aware of their diagnosis," says the lead author of the study, Paul Limburg, M.D., M.P.H. a gastroenterologist at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Further research will be needed to clarify the extent to which diabetes patie [...]

Colon cancer screening — Going Back To The Future?

[...] ancer. In an editorial in the Feb. 20 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine gastroenterologist and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. researcher Thomas Imperiale, M.D., writes that to increase screening rates for colorect [...]

Colonoscopy may miss some cancers

[...] me cancers are rapidly progressing and may not be present," said Dr. Linda Rabeneck, a senior author of the study and a gastroenterologist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Those linked to a higher risk of the new or missed colorectal cancers include: Women [...]

Dietary Patterns Factor In Risk of Colorectal Cancer

[...] "People, who tend to eat a lot of red meat, also tend to eat other meats such as pork and chicken," said UNC gastroenterologist Dr. Gregory Austin. According to the study, it is a diet rich in meat of any kind of meat that may increase a person's [...]

Virtual Colonoscopy is Most-effective for Screening Colon Cancer

[...] than 5 mm. Dr. Perry Pickhardt, a radiologist from the University of Wisconsin, collaborated with Dr. Cesare Hassan, a gastroenterologist from Rome, and colleagues to conduct a cost-benefit analysis comparing CTC with and without a 6-mm polyp size threshold [...]

Fights cancer with healthy dose of vigour

[...] for a few seconds." This all happened a few days before Christmas and just before reduced holiday staffing levels. Gastroenterologist Dr. Phil Inouye, who specializes in colon cancer and performed the colonoscopy at Queensway Carleton Hospital, told him [...]

Blood test can reveal cancer of colon

[...] t might explain why fewer than half of all Americans who should have a colonoscopy get one, said Dr. Lisa S. Pichney, a gastroenterologist affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. Hopkins' Getzenberg decided to look for a new screening method whe [...]

Benefiting from bacteria

[...] thing and just killing bacteria. Now we are realizing that bacteria are our friends," says Dr. Patricia Raymond, a gastroenterologist in Chesapeake, Va., and a media consultant to Florastor, a probiotic capsule. While antibiotics kill off those bacteria [...]

Sask. will get cancer screening program

[...] s they need to handle the increase but the bigger issue is actually when you get a positive. Those end up going on to a gastroenterologist or a surgeon and they might recommend a colonoscopy." Currently Regina and Saskatoon have long waiting lists for colono [...]

Another weapon to fight cancer

[...] ncer at the very early stages; or better yet, we identify what would be precancerous polyps, where a general surgeon or gastroenterologist would remove them before cancer would grow.” The project is also expanding opportunities for Thunder Bay‘s nurses, [...]

The Loch-Down: Never Too Early

[...] . The disease was detected early, and surgery should excise the malignant cells entirely. But if not for a visit to the gastroenterologist for some annoying, but not debilitating, stomach problems, things could have been different. "With most people, you not [...]

Small light probe detects colon polyps throughout entire colon by testing normal tissue in the rectum

[...] Engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago, developed the technique and has been testing it with Dr. Hemant Roy, gastroenterologist and associate professor at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. They call it four-dimensional elastic light-scat [...]

Dave Barry: A journey into my colon — and yours

[...] I called Sam. He was hopeful, but scared. We talked for a while, and when we hung up, I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon [...]

Cancer Risk: Colon growths might not be so obvious

[...] such growths or to perceive a risk from them. Many wrote off nonpolyp growths as unique to Asians, says Roy Soetikno, a gastroenterologist at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in California. Soetikno and his colleagues performed colonoscopies [...]

Two Tests Added to Recommended List to Prevent or Detect Colorectal Cancer

[...] s or can be cured if detected early. “Fifty percent of the population gets no screening,” said Dr. Grace H. Elta, a gastroenterologist and professor at the University of Michigan who is president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. [...]

Don’t die of embarrassment, colon screening nurse says

[...] opies, a procedure that uses a flexible, lighted tube to look at the lower bowel. Nurses are under the supervision of a gastroenterologist. The 20-minute procedure, which requires no sedation, allows the nurse to determine if a patient has any polyps that ca [...]

Vanessa Williams and Carmen Marc Valvo Make It Fashionable to Talk About Colon Cancer In New Public Service Announcement

[...] etter treatment outcomes may be working with a multidisciplinary team of specialists — an oncologist, surgeon and gastroenterologist — in partnership with a primary care physician, to decide the best treatment path. "We're delighted to work with [...]

Get the facts on colorectal cancer

[...] available from 6:30 p.m. and the seminar will commence at 7 p.m. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Sudhir Pandya, a Gastroenterologist on Active Staff at Halton Healthcare Services, and is entitled Colon Cancer: Screening and Surveillance. Call 905-338-4 [...]

Study: Colorectal cancer death rate higher among African-Americans

[...] rovider. The CDC added that the second most common reason for not having a colonoscopy was cost. Dr. Richard Gilmore, a gastroenterologist at Rockford Health Systems, said an estimated 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United St [...]

Undergoing a Colonoscopy

[...] so it will run its course and you can get a good night’s sleep,” Lynch says. Most colonoscopies are performed by a gastroenterologist—a doctor who specializes in diseases of the digestive system—or by a surgeon. During the test, the doctor guides a [...]

Experts: Red meat culprit in colorectal cancer

[...] By Tessa Salazar Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 00:30:00 07/26/2008 MANILA, Philippines—Dr. Joey Sollano, a gastroenterologist of the University of Sto. Tomas Hospital, revealed in a July 1 Philippine College of Physicians-Zuellig Foundation heal [...]

Too much folic acid may trigger cancer

[...] rowly on the young women who unquestionably benefit from the vitamin. "It's a double-edged sword," said Young-In Kim, a gastroenterologist and folic-acid researcher at the University of Toronto. "It was meant to prevent neural-tube defects, and it did a wond [...]

Dave Barry: A journey into my colon — and yours

[...] I called Sam. He was hopeful, but scared. We talked for a while, and when we hung up, I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon [...]

Screening for colorectal cancer recurrence falls short: study

[...] t changes that could signal a recurrence. To see how well the recurrence guidelines are followed, Dr. Gregory Cooper, a gastroenterologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland and his colleagues analyzed information from more than 9,400 p [...]

How Often To Screen For Colon Cancer? Study Finds 5-year Risk Extremely Low

[...] ge risk individuals. Frankly, we don't know the optimal time interval between screenings," said Dr. Imperiale, who is a gastroenterologist and begins to discuss rescreening with his own patients 7 to 8 years after a previous normal exam unless they develop s [...]

Researcher finds gender differences in smokers’ colon cancer risk

[...] colon cancer risk are more immediate in women than in men, according to research by Dr. Joseph C. Anderson. Anderson, a gastroenterologist in the Colon Cancer Prevention Program at the Health Center’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, presen [...]

Millions could benefit from Colon Cancer Screening

[...] tests. “With the techniques we now have available and presently practice, colon cancer should be eliminated,” says gastroenterologist Dr. Randall Burt, MD at the University of Utah. “75 to 80 percent of colon cancer can either be cured or prevented if [...]

Colonoscopies have blind side, study says

[...] people should avoid having colonoscopies. "This is a darn good test, but it's not perfect," said Dr. David Ransohoff, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Doctors often tell patients a colonoscopy c [...]

Sask. spends $1.1M on new cancer test

[...] nd drinks, the FIT test has fewer restrictions. It can be done at home, with the samples mailed in. According to Regina gastroenterologist Dr. James McHattie, the former head of medicine at the Regina Qu'Appelle health region, current screening procedures fo [...]

Simple Tests for Colon Cancer Underused, Study Says

[...] opies, factors that give the study considerable strength. Two experts not involved in the study, Dr. David Lieberman, a gastroenterologist at Oregon Health and Science University, and Dr. James E. Allison, an emeritus professor of medicine at the University [...]

Colonoscopy....the humorous side

[...] I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon [...]

Colon Cancer Screening: A Lifesaving Tool

[...] , she was particularly troubled. “Her mother had died of colon cancer in her early fifties,” recalls Dr. Shields, a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Chairman of the Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee at Harvard University [...]

Doctors Say New Scope Makes Colonoscopies More Effective

[...] rent direction. "Colonoscopy may be missing up to maybe even 10, 15 percent of the lesions," said Dr. Daniel DeMarco, a gastroenterologist. DeMarco said a traditional colonoscopy only allows doctors to look for polyps in one direction. "Just like you're driv [...]

’Not to sound Neanderthal’: But men really don’t like going to the doctor

[...] "Men have a tendency to believe, 'I'm all right, and these symptoms don't have much bearing on my life,'" said Dewan, a gastroenterologist with Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. All the medical advances in the world cannot save [...]

Doctors Say New Scope Makes Colonoscopies More Effective

[...] rent direction. "Colonoscopy may be missing up to maybe even 10, 15 percent of the lesions," said Dr. Daniel DeMarco, a gastroenterologist. DeMarco said a traditional colonoscopy only allows doctors to look for polyps in one direction. "Just like you're driv [...]

New test simplifies cancer screen

[...] tomach or esophagus, including blood the patients may have swallowed after brushing their teeth. Dr. Richard Fedorak, a gastroenterologist and medical professor at the U of A, said if the new tests proves sound, up to one-third of patients who would have tes [...]

Living proof prevention works

[...] when it’s diagnosed in the early stages." "Many cancers can be screened for, but this you can actually prevent," said gastroenterologist Dr. Tony Nestel. Nova Scotia is the third province in Canada to offer a colon cancer screening program. There are usual [...]

Alberta colorectal cancer-screening program in the works

[...] se positives since it detects blood that patients may have swallowed after brushing their teeth. Dr. Richard Fedorak, a gastroenterologist and medical professor at the U of A, said if the new tests proves sound, up to one-third of patients who would have tes [...]

Colonoscopy: Curt Fonger’s First Person Accoun

[...] hed the ends of the colon and stitched her up. She's fine now, thanks. I should have marched right into the office of a gastroenterologist and demanded a colonoscopy. That's what I should have done, but, you know how guys are. We think we are indestructible [...]

Virtual colonoscopy at center of policy debate

[...] intestine, a process that can be uncomfortable. Blair's scan identified two polyps that were removed that morning by a gastroenterologist using traditional colonoscopy. The scan also picked up something suspicious in Blair's right kidney. Follow-up tests id [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow says shampoo causes cancer. Is she right?

[...] alleged link between the Pill and colon cancer is very contentious, says Dr Paul Hurlstone, consultant endoscopist and gastroenterologist at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, as the evidence suggesting it increases incidence is slim. 'The incidence of colorect [...]

US FDA advisers back J&J automatic sedation device

[...] "It will definitely improve the compliance with colorectal cancer screening," said panel member Dr. Timothy Nostrant, a gastroenterologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Colonoscopy exams are generally recommended for people age 50 or older to d [...]

DIET DOCS: With colon cancer, early detection is vital

[...] scopy, examining the entire colon with a fiberoptic telescope. This test is usually performed by a specialist such as a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. This test is for people who have had a positive hemoccult test, and it's also a recommended scre [...]

Colorectal cancer and evidence for cure by adjuvant chemotherapy

[...] n exertion. A CBC revealed a hemoglobin level of 7.8, and fecal occult blood testing was positive. He was referred to a gastroenterologist, who performed a colonoscopy revealing a 2.5-cm mass in the ascending colon, determined to be a grade 3 adenocarcinoma. [...]

Colorectal cancer today and tomorrow

[...] e and 16.3% male, the disease is ranked second after breast cancer and prostate cancer respectively. Meike Lerner asked gastroenterologist, haematologist and internal oncologist Professor Stephan Petrasch, head of the Internal Medicine department at Wedau Cl [...]

Epigenomics to Launch IVD for Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer in US and Europe in 4Q

[...] igenomics said in a statement. “If tested positive in such an easy-to-use blood test, patients would be referred to a gastroenterologist for colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and initiate early treatment.” According to Epigenomics, its Epi proColon te [...]

Diabetes seems to increase the risk of colon cancer | Health Jockey

[...] r markers, microsatellite instability (MSI), CpG island methylation (CIMP), and BRAF gene mutations. Paul Limburg, M.D. gastroenterologist of Mayo Clinic announced that diabetes was more strongly associated with the MSI-high, CIMP-positive and BRAF-mutation [...]

Colon Cancer Prevention Vaccine - Health News Story - WSOC Charlotte

[...] ll polyps contain this protein, it’s somewhat altered in polyps that are abnormal and in those that turn into cancer. Gastroenterologist Robert Schoen, M.D., M.P.H., says the study aims to teach the body to recognize abnormal forms of MUC1 and, hopefully, [...]

Better health, take charge: Protect GI system to help avoid colorectal cancer

[...] eas. A well-balanced diet and daily exercise, like walking most days of the week, can reduce the risk of GI problems. A gastroenterologist is a specialist with training in diagnosing and treating digestive problems. Certain surgeons have special training in [...]

Colon Cancer Vaccine

[...] ll polyps contain this protein, it’s somewhat altered in polyps that are abnormal and in those that turn into cancer. Gastroenterologist Robert Schoen, M.D., M.P.H., says the study aims to teach the body to recognize abnormal forms of MUC1 and, hopefully, [...]

New colon cancer prevention guidelines distributed

[...] s whether or not they show symptoms. "If we catch this disease early, then we can prevent it," said Dr. Tom Guzowski, a gastroenterologist at Stanton Territorial Hospital. "In Canada the incidence of colon cancer is between 8 to 10 per cent chance you will g [...]

’Giant colon’ aimed at promoting prevention of colorectal cancer, screening

[...] ys Dr. Linda Rabeneck, medical director of Ontario's colorectal screening program. And that's the whole point, says the gastroenterologist from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, who sees too many patients whose newly diagnosed colorectal cancer h [...]

No butts about it, this writer is better with semicolons

[...] 's clean as a whistle," the doctor said. The video of her colonoscopy is still available online. Dr. Jon LaPook, a U.S. gastroenterologist, also had a colonoscopy for CBS.com.The video shows him drinking the laxative the night before, the results of which im [...]

No butts about it, this writer is better with semicolons

[...] 's clean as a whistle," the doctor said. The video of her colonoscopy is still available online. Dr. Jon LaPook, a U.S. gastroenterologist, also had a colonoscopy for CBS.com.The video shows him drinking the laxative the night before, the results of which im [...]

Don’t die from embarrassment

[...] heir own rear end is not a bad thing. Colon Cancer Canada uses “We’re behind your behind” as its slogan. Virginia gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond gives comical speeches as “The Devine Ms Butt Meddler” to get people to at least open up their [...]

Meeting to Discuss Risks Involved in Using CT Scans | TopNews United States

[...] , and as a result nearly 14,000 people might die each year of radiation-induced cancers. Dr. Julian Nicholas, who was a gastroenterologist under contract with the FDA, said that approving the application could "expose a number of Americans to a risk of radia [...]

Habs are life savers to Hakims

[...] linic. Hakim had been seeing a doctor for abdominal pain, something diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome. But a second gastroenterologist sent him for a colonoscopy and in May 2003 he was told he had colon cancer. "If my dad hadn't come to the Canadiens cli [...]

Older Women with Diabetes Face Higher Risk for Colon Cancer

[...] ed with the MSI-high, CIMP-positive and BRAF-mutation cancer subtypes in this group of older women,” says Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Paul Limburg, M.D. : ( www.mayoclinic.org/bio/10658084.htm : ). Dr. Limburg explains that diabetes appeared to confer a [...]

Stool DNA testing may help prevent colon cancer

[...] e out of 10 positive cases, including five of five with cancer and four of five with dysplasia. David Ahlquist, M.D., a gastroenterologist with Mayo Clinic and the senior investigator, explained that, “This study shows that cancer and pre-cancer in IBD can [...]

Full recovery possible in 90pc bowel cancer cases

[...] two major components of CRC – genetic and the environment,” said Dr Emad Al Rahmani, chairman of Medicine and chief gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Mafraq Hospital. Those at risk include those with family history of CRC or intestinal polyps, men o [...]

’Boston Med’: Surviving Colon Cancer

[...] olyps are found in your colon. Talk with your primary care physician to arrange a colonoscopy appointment with either a gastroenterologist or a surgeon, depending on your community. The bottom line: "If people get regular colonoscopies, less people will die [...]

DR. FRANK SINGH: Envionmental, genetic factors play into developing colon cancer

[...] n colon cancer screening with videos of colonoscopies will be presented, along with a question-and-answer time with the gastroenterologist physicians to follow. “Healthy Colon” food also will be available, prepared by several local area restaurants and v [...]

Family history puts coast woman at higher risk for colon cancer

[...] leostomy when she was only 25." West said thanks to that early screening, her sister is now 60 and doing well. Joanne's Gastroenterologist, Dr. Richard Chernecky with the Digestive Health Center in Ocean Springs, said early detection is the key. "When caught [...]

Combination of Serrated Polyps, Adenomas Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

[...] . In comparing 199 patients with ASP, 92 with coexistent ASP and adenomas, and 173 with adenomas only, Carol Burke, MD, gastroenterologist and director of the Center for Colon Polyps and Cancer Prevention at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and colle [...]

Meta-Analysis Shows Reduced Colorectal Cancer Rates Among Statin Users

[...] e best used in patients at high risk of colon cancer, and maybe that's the group [in whom] we should be using statins." Gastroenterologist Lawrence J. Schiller, MD, from the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, said that the results are intrigu [...]

Combination of Serrated Polyps, Adenomas Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

[...] . In comparing 199 patients with ASP, 92 with coexistent ASP and adenomas, and 173 with adenomas only, Carol Burke, MD, gastroenterologist and director of the Center for Colon Polyps and Cancer Prevention at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and colle [...]

Meta-Analysis Shows Reduced Colorectal Cancer Rates Among Statin Users

[...] e best used in patients at high risk of colon cancer, and maybe that's the group [in whom] we should be using statins." Gastroenterologist Lawrence J. Schiller, MD, from the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, said that the results are intrigu [...]

C: For Colorectal Cancer

[...] in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, weakness, anemia and weight loss. Any of these symptoms can indicate a need to see a gastroenterologist. I know most people will say that they have no family history; they think it can't happen to them. But it's not true. I [...]

Kentucky making strides in fight against colorectal cancer

[...] asis on the disease by doctors and health departments in Kentucky. Several point to the crusading efforts of Louisville gastroenterologist Dr. Whitney Jones and the organization he founded in 2004, the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. That group has successf [...]

5 Ways GI Physicians Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Cases

[...] hose patients generally expressed fear or embarrassment as the reason. "I receive a lot of patients requesting a female gastroenterologist, and that helps ease their fear or embarrassment quite a bit," Dr. Weiland says. 3. Educate patients on cost. GI physic [...]

Colorectal cancer up in patients younger than 50

[...] need to use the bathroom every time he ate back in 1996. When it persisted for a couple of weeks, he was referred to a gastroenterologist and then a colorectal surgeon, who did a colonoscopy and found a tumor large enough to basically block his colon. Chemo [...]

New colonoscopy options test more people for preventable cancer

[...] ouple of weeks. “One of the reasons we started the clinic was the waiting list in the region,” said Dr. Mark Lee, a gastroenterologist and one of six doctors who opened the Tri-City Colonoscopy Clinic. “If there wasn’t a need, this clinic would not e [...]

Aspirin prevents colon cancer in high-risk group

[...] gland. That important finding will change how doctors treat those with a genetic predisposition, said Dr. Des Leddin ,a gastroenterologist with Capital Health in Halifax. "I think this is pretty convincing evidence that we'll be treating them with Aspirin," [...]

Colorectal cancer on the rise in adults under 50

[...] sage to patients is clear: "Just because you're under 50 doesn't mean you're not at risk," says Anthony Starpoli, MD, a gastroenterologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "If you have a family history, go talk to your doctor," Starpoli tells WebMD, [...]

The 4th National Conference to Defeat Cancer - People First, Numbers Second

[...] roupement des onco-psychologues du Québec (ROPQ) and president, PSYmedicis-cancer and psychology Annie Beaudoin, M.D., gastroenterologist, Centre Hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) Richard Béliveau, PhD, holder of UQAM’s cancer prevention and [...]

New urine test could prevent thousands of cancer deaths

[...] 0 actually do the fecal smear when asked, most putting it off because of the “yuck” factor. Drs. Richard Fedorak, a gastroenterologist, and Haili Wang, a colorectal surgeon at the University Hospital, have developed a new technology that can detect molec [...]

The Laxative-Free ’Virtual Colonoscopy’

[...] having a laxative-free colonography, "we'd definitely do the exam." The findings of Zalis' study are "intriguing," says gastroenterologist Samir Gupta, MD, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in [...]

’Swimming capsule’ could be next weapon against cancer

[...] capsule might move through a person's body, and how doctors would also be able to see where the capsule is in the body. Gastroenterologist Dr. Kunal Jajoo say they are very excited about the new development. "I think it's a brilliant idea to be able to use a [...]

No link seen between bone drugs, colon cancer

[...] a does not support its routine use as a (prevention) agent for colorectal cancer," lead researcher Dr. Hamed Khalili, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said in an email. Since evidence suggests bisphosphonate users have a lowe [...]

Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk

[...] ars were the most important factors linked to subsequent development of colorectal cancer," said Dr. Frank Sinicrope, a gastroenterologist and medical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Sinicrope was not involved in the research. "Not achievin [...]

Simpler colon screen may be enough for many women: study

[...] eening method of choice in the United States. "But it shouldn't be one strategy for everyone," said Thomas Imperiale, a gastroenterologist at Indiana University, who led the study that appeared in the American Journal of Medicine, noting that the idea of col [...]

New Blood-Based Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer

[...] s, appropriate screening is critical. "Colorectal cancer is a completely preventable disease if we screen for it," says gastroenterologist, Dr. Mario Castelli. "And it gets more common as we get older, so that's why the recommendation is, usually starting at [...]

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Get Gutsy, Get Talking, Get Tested

[...] or Department of Medicine McGill University Dr. Alan Barkun MD, MSc, Professor Department of Medicine McGill University Gastroenterologist, McGill University Health Centre Dr. Erin Strumpf PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Economics & Epidemiology, [...]

‘Microbeads’ May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

[...] of both treatments is high — in the tens of thousands of dollars per patient, he noted. Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist and director of research at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill [...]

Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

[...] se what they are describing is all-cause mortality not just mortality from colon cancer,” said Dr. David Bernstein, a gastroenterologist and chief of the division of hepatology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. “They are reinforcing t [...]

B.C.’s colon cancer screening program moves forward

[...] e 2012 as part of a project to improve quality and access to colonoscopy services," said Dr. Denis Petrunia, a Victoria gastroenterologist. "We have received very positive feedback from patients on the benefits to their care. Colon cancer is preventable and [...]

B.C.’s colon cancer screening program moves forward

[...] e 2012 as part of a project to improve quality and access to colonoscopy services," said Dr. Denis Petrunia, a Victoria gastroenterologist. "We have received very positive feedback from patients on the benefits to their care. Colon cancer is preventable and [...]

Science on Tap - Quench your interest

[...] r. Maida Sewitch (moderator) PhD, Associate Professor Department of Medicine McGill University Dr. Alan Barkun MD, MSc, Gastroenterologist McGill University Health Center Department of Medicine McGill University Ms. Candida Rice BScN, CSLT Community Health N [...]

Inflammatory markers associated with IBD colon cancer risk

[...] even help monitor other outcomes, including treatment response, said the authors, led by Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. After adjustment for age, sex, race, IBD type, and other factors, the patien [...]

Royal Victoria Hospital turning away new patients for colonoscopies

[...] eanwhile, some private colonoscopy clinics are offering promotional discounts to attract more patients. And many of the gastroenterologists who work at those clinics also practise in hospitals that have lengthy waits. “For an institution like the McGill Un [...]

New Advances and Insights in Gastroenterology Presented at College’s 74th Annual Meeting | Reuters

[...] BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Many of the world's preeminent gastroenterologists will gather for the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 74th Annual Scientific Meeting at the San Diego Conve [...]

Doctor exodus gutting program

[...] ign and enter private practice. Dr. Munaa Khaliq-Kareemi plans to leave later this month and once that happens, only 10 gastroenterologists will be left in Halifax. Three are community-based and one of them, Dr. Ronald Tanton, plans to retire next June. With [...]

Barium shortage to blame for cancer test delays

[...] crisis if they are able to deliver at the end of the month," Dr. Capusten said from Red Deer. Some have suggested that gastroenterologists might take on extra patients, those who are waiting for barium enemas, and perform colonoscopies on them instead. Unde [...]

Ulcerative Colitis Patients Inadequately Screened for Colorectal Cancer

[...] e availability of widely accepted recommendations for screening ulcerative colitis (UC) patients for colorectal cancer, gastroenterologists frequently do not implement the guidelines in their clinical practice, according to a presentation here at the 7th Sym [...]

News and insights in gastroenterology presented at the ACG’s 75th Annual Meeting

[...] Many of the world's preeminent gastroenterologists will gather for the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific Meeting at the Henry B. Gonzal [...]

Speed up colon-screening tests, B.C. health minister urges

[...] rying to do that if there are obstacles in the way.” VIHA lobbied to kickstart the program, but just months later, 10 gastroenterologists at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals say they’ve been overwhelmed with referrals. The specialists are now [...]

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation: Guidelines on colon cancer screening

[...] est. A screening program involves family physicians, nurses, genetic counsellors, radiologists and surgeons, as well as gastroenterologists. Education programs aimed at medical professionals and the public enhance the acceptance of screening programs and hel [...]

New Colorectal Screening Recommendations for African Americans

[...] udes the cecum, ascending colon and proximal transverse colon and cannot be reached by flexible sigmoidoscopy. Clinical gastroenterologists play an important role in promoting colorectal cancer awareness and the need for screening in African Americans. Evide [...]

Colorectal Cancer - Nova Scotia, let’s get it right!

[...] essary steps to introduce a population based screening program. Additionally, Nova Scotia is in dire need of additional gastroenterologists in order to meet the current demand of patients required to be examined in a timely manner. Provinces may complain tha [...]

Colorectal Cancer - Saskatchewan - Compassion vs. Responsible Government?

[...] ssary steps to introduce a population-based screening program. Additionally, Saskatchewan is in dire need of additional gastroenterologists in order to meet the current demand of patients required to be examined in a timely manner. Provinces may complain tha [...]

Quality Colonoscopy Exam Remains Best Strategy for Detection of Polyps and Cancers According to Experts From the American College of Gastroenterology

[...] rained endoscopist who performs many of these tests and has a record of performing a complete examination of the colon. Gastroenterologists receive special training in colonoscopy and perform more colonoscopies by far than any other specialty. Their training [...]

Colonoscopy wait times double

[...] ge of 4,000 colonoscopies a year. That has jumped to 10,000 today, with no change in the number of endoscopy rooms. The gastroenterologists are allotted an average of 0.7 days a week to perform colonoscopies, but Cohen said it should be two full days a week. [...]

CCAC’s Advocacy Goals

[...] constitute the standard of care in the treatment of this disease. With long waiting lists to see general practitioners, gastroenterologists, surgeons and radiologists, lack of diagnostic and imaging equipment, a spotted experience across the country in the r [...]

Office Rectal Exam for Colorectal Cancer Doubted

[...] ospital in Australia. She presented the findings here Monday at Digestive Disease Week, the largest annual gathering of gastroenterologists in the world. In a digital rectal exam, a gloved physician uses a finger to try to detect suspicious growths in a non- [...]

Colon cancer test has "concerning" miss rate

[...] number performed has actually doubled in Ontario in the past five years, Dr. Rabeneck said. While general surgeons and gastroenterologists still perform the majority of colonoscopies in a hospital, Dr. Rabeneck said the number taking place in doctors' offic [...]

Oxford Biomedica Plc announces Oxford BioMedica presents encouraging final phase II results with Trovax(R) in colorectal cancer at the international colorectal cancer congress

[...] n 14-16 October 2005, is designed as a learning opportunity for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists as well as gastroenterologists and internal medicine and primary care physicians. The presentation of the Phase II results with TroVax was given by R [...]

Eating chicken may reduce your risk of colon cancer

[...] ology, the official publication of the American College of Gastroenterology, is THE clinical journal for all practicing gastroenterologists, hepatologists and GI endoscopists. With an impact factor of 4.716, it is the authoritative clinical source in the fie [...]

EXACT Sciences Announces Results of Research Study Showing Significant Improvement in Colorectal Cancer Screening Technology; New DNA Marker Formulation Demonstrates Sensitivity Above 80%

[...] tal cancer detection in stool. The study results have been submitted for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of gastroenterologists, Digestive Disease Week, which will be held in May. The results are also being submitted for publication. "I believe t [...]

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada - Colorectal Cancer Screening - Alberta, it’s a Stampede!

[...] is program will take some time to roll out and will increase demand for colonoscopies on Alberta's already overburdened gastroenterologists. However, a new colorectal cancer screening centre is expected to open in Calgary this fall which will almost double t [...]

Colorectal Cancer - Nova Scotia

[...] e Colorectal Cancer association of Canada (CCAC). "A critical problem that remains to be dealt with is the lack of gastroenterologists that will be required to deal with the increase in patients being referred for colonoscopy. As part of the ramping up [...]

Funds for 500 more colonoscopies

[...] diagnosed with the disease and 3,100 deaths from it in 2006. Colonoscopies, which are performed by general surgeons and gastroenterologists, involve physicians examining the lining of the colon and rectum using a thin, flexible fibre optic instrument with a [...]

Genetic services for hereditary breast/ovarian and colorectal cancers - physicians’ awareness, use and satisfaction.

[...] random sample of 25% of Ontario family physicians and all gynecologists, oncologists (radiation, surgical and medical), gastroenterologists and general surgeons. RESULTS: Response rate was 49% (n = 1,427). Awareness of genetic testing for breast/ovarian canc [...]

Israel approves Given Imaging’s PillCam Colon

[...] Homi Shamir said, "We are pleased that the Israeli Health Ministry has approved PillCam Colon. We will be working with gastroenterologists throughout the country to educate them on this non-invasive alternative for imaging the colon." Rambam Medical Center [...]

New Colon Cancer Screening Guides Issued

[...] id. The recommendations may also mean more business for radiologists. There has been something of a turf battle between gastroenterologists, who perform colonoscopies, and radiologists, who handle virtual colonoscopies. The new guidelines represent an agreem [...]

FLAT COLORECTAL NEOPLASMS & CANCER�

[...] ly to be incompletely removed when compared to polyps.� � Finally, due to declining reimbursements for colonoscopy, gastroenterologists often feel pressured to perform colonoscopy more rapidly than in the past, in order to increase their productivity.� [...]

Screening rules may miss cancer in people with IBD

[...] a in Winnipeg, Canada, agrees that in some cases, patient symptoms and history justify early screening, and he advises "gastroenterologists to consider a surveillance colonoscopy prior to 8 years (after IBD diagnosis) if the opportunity presents itself." Nev [...]

Colon cancer risk revised; 14-year study of colonoscopy patients shows where greater danger lies

[...] the upper colon is greater than in the lower colon in the years following a negative colonoscopy, a new study suggests. Gastroenterologists say it highlights the need to pay close attention to the far reaches of the colon while doing the procedure. The resea [...]

Is CT-colonoscopy a valuable tool to detect colorectal cancer?

[...] al studies have shown that CTC is a valuable tool to evaluate proximal colon after incomplete colonoscopy, and American Gastroenterologists Association (AGA) recognized that CTC is indicated for adults with failed colonoscopy. However the role of CTC after i [...]

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

[...] Disease The American College of Gastroenterology recognizes that the epidemic of obesity is of particular relevance to gastroenterologists because of the clearly documented associations of obesity with a number of gastrointestinal disease risk factors and o [...]

ASGE urges patients to seek a qualified endoscopist before undergoing a colonoscopy

[...] for colorectal cancer screening. Approximately 70 percent of the colonoscopies performed in this study were not done by gastroenterologists. Studies have shown that missed lesion rates are higher for internists and family practice physicians doing colonoscop [...]

Primary-care Physicians Can Fill Gap In Colorectal Cancer Screening

[...] d Wilkins, a family medicine physician in the MCG School of Medicine. “With slightly more than 12,000 board-certified gastroenterologists, who perform endoscopy procedures like colonoscopies, the capacity for a national screening program is limited. Resour [...]

Deep sedation helps doctors find more polyps

[...] Sedasys system — which monitors patients' vital signs while intravenously delivering propofol — would allow gastroenterologists to use propofol. "The device is a way to take the anesthesiologist out of the equation," she said in a telephone inter [...]

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

[...] Kisco, N.Y. There are other challenges. The cost convinces some people to avoid colonoscopies, and there aren't enough gastroenterologists to perform all that are necessary, said Dr. Scott Kopetz, an assistant professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal [...]

New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Surveillance for Certain Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

[...] ccording to Francis A. Farraye, MD, primary author of the manuscript. "The recommendations we developed will help guide gastroenterologists to identify high-risk individuals and develop surveillance plans based on each patient's unique situation." While IBD [...]

CBC Radio (Charlottetown) - CCAC IS HOLDING A BREAKFAST FOR MLAS

[...] ill participate in the next project. However, that doesn't stop individuals from going to their physicians and to their gastroenterologists to see if they can be screened themselves. Now, bear in mind, screening is for those people that are of average risk a [...]

Colonoscopy may miss more than 7 percent of cancers

[...] in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. And general practice physicians missed cancers 60 percent more often than gastroenterologists. There are three likely reasons for these "misses," noted Dr. David Lieberman of the Oregon Health and Science Univers [...]

Colonoscopy may miss more than 7 percent of cancers

[...] in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. And general practice physicians missed cancers 60 percent more often than gastroenterologists. There are three likely reasons for these "misses," noted Dr. David Lieberman of the Oregon Health and Science Univers [...]

HP, Intel, Microsoft Technology Enable Less-Invasive Virtual Colonoscopies

[...] ET to allow the images to be viewed on any screen, including mobile devices. Multitouch capabilities in Windows 7 allow gastroenterologists flexibility in positioning the 3D images. In addition, by using the Windows Azure platform, the virtual colonoscopy wi [...]

Nova Scotians can expect long wait for colonoscopy

[...] r colon cancer, but the colonoscopy is recognized as the gold standard. During "scope" operations, general surgeons and gastroenterologists can detect and even remove precancerous polyps on the colon. But don’t count on getting that work done just because [...]

Decreased incidence is credited to increased screening and awareness, while prevention efforts continue.

[...] should be offered screening. Several modalities are available to screen for colorectal cancer. The American College of Gastroenterologists recommends colonoscopy as the primary screening tool, but other organizations are not as equivocal.9 Clinical guidelin [...]

Anesthesiologists Enhance Adenoma Detection Rates

[...] Cash. "It has become increasingly important to have registries that look at quality and effectiveness of what we do as gastroenterologists," he said. In this study, Dr. Cash and colleagues reviewed data from 4,539,547 index colonoscopies performed between 2 [...]

Do UK guidelines catch more colon polyps than U.S.?

[...] back for follow up colonoscopies. "From a primary care provider perspective, I think the recommendations that come from gastroenterologists are all over the map," he said. "Neither of these approaches is necessarily the approach that is being utilized." For [...]

Too Many Colonoscopies in the Elderly

[...] oon after the last one for no clear medical reason. The study appeared on Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Gastroenterologists more likely to perform inappropriate colonoscopies were older, male, graduates of United States rather than overseas m [...]

Other Quebec hospitals check instrument sterilization procedures

[...] cted. "The population at large should not be concerned," said Dr. Josée Parent, president of the Association of Quebec Gastroenterologists. "[This instrument] is bathed in all kinds of enzyme cleaners that are very powerful, and the viruses are sensitive to [...]