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Colonoscopy is examination of the inside of the colon using a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum. A colonoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.
Minimizing contamination risk by separating clean and sterile areas with pass through autoclaves

Minimizing contamination risk by separating clean and sterile areas with pass through autoclaves

The standard and best practice central sterile services department is divided to three different sections. Tools used to treat patients on the wards, emergency rooms and in the operating theater go to a dirty area, they are processed and cleaned before being taken to the clean area. They are then sterilized and put into the sterile area. [More]
Testing for Lynch syndrome: an interview with Kevin Monahan

Testing for Lynch syndrome: an interview with Kevin Monahan

Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition which causes about 1,100 cases of bowel cancer and 1,000 other cancers annually in the UK. It is caused by a fault in the mismatch repair gene (MMR) which usually works to prevent cancer. [More]
PENTAX Medical showcases latest innovations in endoscopy at UEGW 2016

PENTAX Medical showcases latest innovations in endoscopy at UEGW 2016

PENTAX Medical highlighted “Quality in Focus: New Technologies Pushing Boundaries” at UEGW 2016, displaying its very latest endoscopic technology designed to support the clinical pathway through enhanced diagnosis and treatment. [More]
WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. [More]
Research finds rise in number of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia outside of O.R.

Research finds rise in number of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia outside of O.R.

More than one-third of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia now have them outside of the operating room (O.R.), an increase of 27 percent in five years, according to an analysis of a large registry being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Targeting TASINs can be viable approach for preventing colon cancer, research reveals

Targeting TASINs can be viable approach for preventing colon cancer, research reveals

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer biologists have demonstrated. [More]
Boston Scientific launches novel technology to improve hemostatic clipping

Boston Scientific launches novel technology to improve hemostatic clipping

Boston Scientific Corporation today announced the launch of the Resolution 360 Clip, a novel technology designed to improve hemostatic clipping by providing physicians controlled rotation designed for more accurate clip placement. [More]
Clinical study reveals safety and efficacy of novel investigational colonoscopy prep

Clinical study reveals safety and efficacy of novel investigational colonoscopy prep

Detailed results from a Phase 2 study of a novel colonoscopy prep (ECP) under development by ColonaryConcepts, LLC show the investigational treatment to be at least as effective and safe as two currently available colonoscopy prep formulations, while offering a much higher level of patient satisfaction and preference than standard preps. [More]
PENTAX Medical to exhibit latest endoscopy technologies at UEG Week 2016

PENTAX Medical to exhibit latest endoscopy technologies at UEG Week 2016

PENTAX Medical will be exhibiting its very latest endoscopy technologies at one of the world’s largest gastrointestinal (GI) congresses, UEG Week 2016 (Booth 7, Hall X5). [More]
Crohn's disease appears to have two distinct genetic subtypes, study finds

Crohn's disease appears to have two distinct genetic subtypes, study finds

Crohn's disease, a common inflammatory disorder of the intestinal tract, can have devastating consequences for a patient's quality of life and is notoriously hard to treat successfully, in part because its course and severity vary so much from one case to the next. [More]
BUSM scientists discover new strategy to treat colon cancers driven by mutant KRAS genes

BUSM scientists discover new strategy to treat colon cancers driven by mutant KRAS genes

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered a possible strategy to treat colon cancers that are caused by the mutant KRAS gene, which is responsible for approximately half of all colon cancer cases. [More]
Regenstrief tests new method for compiling healthcare information electronically

Regenstrief tests new method for compiling healthcare information electronically

If you are rushed to a hospital in an emergency, is your complete medical record available to those caring for you? Will they know all medications you have been prescribed and whether you are taking them as directed? Does your primary care physician know your complete medical history? [More]
People diagnosed with bowel cancer under 50 not tested for Lynch syndrome, research finds

People diagnosed with bowel cancer under 50 not tested for Lynch syndrome, research finds

The UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity, Bowel Cancer UK, and the Royal College of Pathologists have today published findings which show that people under 50 diagnosed with bowel cancer are not being tested for Lynch syndrome – a genetic condition that increases the risk of bowel cancer by 80 per cent. [More]
Triple-combination therapy patch shrinks tumors, prevents recurrence in colon cancer mice model

Triple-combination therapy patch shrinks tumors, prevents recurrence in colon cancer mice model

Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a hydrogel patch that can adhere to tumors in a preclinical model of colon cancer, delivering a local, combination treatment as the elastic gel breaks down over time. [More]
Researchers discover genetic changes in MSH3 gene in patients with hereditary colon cancer

Researchers discover genetic changes in MSH3 gene in patients with hereditary colon cancer

The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. [More]
Adhesive patch can deliver triple combination therapy to tumor sites

Adhesive patch can deliver triple combination therapy to tumor sites

Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. In Europe, it is the second-most common form of cancer. [More]
Researchers developing and validating model to predict risk for colon cancer in people under 50

Researchers developing and validating model to predict risk for colon cancer in people under 50

While the incidence of colon cancer has been declining in individuals 50 years old and older in the United States, it is steadily rising in those under age 50. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., a VA and Regenstrief Institute clinician-researcher, is developing and validating a model to predict risk for colon cancer in those under 50 with no family history of the disease. [More]
Recellularized colon model helps identify cancer driver genes involved in CRC progression

Recellularized colon model helps identify cancer driver genes involved in CRC progression

Genetic mutations are a major cause of cancer, and tracking the role of each gene in cancer pathogenesis has long been an important tool in the fight against a disease that is expected to kill more than 1.6 million people this year. [More]
AANA clarifies truth behind VA's proposed rule

AANA clarifies truth behind VA's proposed rule

There is a lot of press coverage about the VA proposed rule to allow advanced practice registered nurses, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, to practice to the full scope of their education, training, and licensure in the Veterans Health Administration. [More]
Study shows low incidence of cancer in patients with large colorectal polyps

Study shows low incidence of cancer in patients with large colorectal polyps

For the majority of patients with large or difficult to remove colorectal polyps (growths in the colon), the incidence of cancer is actually lower than previously thought, and using more advanced endoscopic techniques that spare the colon may be a better, safer alternative to a traditional operation in certain cases, according to study results published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print publication. [More]
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