colonoscopy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
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  • Women can be screened years later than men with 'virtual colonoscopy'
    A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial “virtual colonoscopy.” The findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy.
    June 10, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Bio Dirt Commonly Found In Colonoscopy, Endoscopy Equipment
    Lee Rannals for – Your Universe Online Feeling a little violated by the idea of getting a colonoscopy ? Well a new study of several hospitals in the US shows there is a little more to worry about than just that invasion of privacy. After conducting tests at five hospitals researchers said they determined that three out of 20 flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes used for ...
    June 7, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Few access Internet help for colonoscopy prep
    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite reminders, people scheduled for a colonoscopy didn't access an Internet video designed to educate them about proper preparation for the screening, in a new study. "We were really surprised. It wasn't just that nobody had Internet access… People just didn't want to go the extra step (and watch the video)," said Dr. Brian Jacobson, a ...
    June 6, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Rick Sutcliffe in Blue Springs Examiner
    You know, you turn 50, you get a colonoscopy,Sutcliffe, now a major league baseball color analyst for ESPN, told The Examiner exclusively Wednesday afternoon. "Well, I waited until I was 51, but I went in and got one. The next thing I...
  • Barack Obama in Kansas City Star
    This is something I'm not enjoying about the presidential race,Obama said in an interview. "Me getting screwed I'm fine with. Suddenly everybody who's ever touched my life is subject to a colonoscopy on the front page of the newspaper."
  • Scott Stanzel in AFP
    Stanzel said the procedure was a preplanned, "routine surveillance colonoscopy," and that doctors were not surprised by what they found.

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