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Videotaping colonoscopies results in better physician performance

Posted: October 29, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Videotaped colonoscopies may result in better physician performance and more accurate outcomes for patients, according to CureToday.com. A study lead by Dr. Douglas Rex with Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis found that videotaping such procedures resulted in a change

Advances in technology improve accuracy of colonoscopies

Posted: October 28, 2009 Pharmaceutical

The annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in San Diego, Calif., is conjuring up even more good news for consumers, especially those who have to undergo colonoscopies anytime soon. The procedure – which is recommended for those 50

Researchers consider new options in colonoscopy prep products

Posted: October 26, 2009 Pharmaceutical

A new study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, Calif., places new emphasis on the importance of adequate bowel preparation prior to colonoscopies. The news comes as clinicians are evaluating new bowel

New drug shows promising results in treatment, prevention of colon cancer

Posted: October 13, 2009 Pharmaceutical

A new formulation of an older generation antibiotic is showing promising results in lab animals as an effective treatment in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer and could minimize the need for uncomfortable colonoscopies and surgical polyp removal.

Computer model aims to make colonoscopy facilities more efficient

Posted: October 9, 2009 Pharmaceutical

The high cost of colonoscopies and hours in the waiting room can be a real pain in the bum for most people. But a new tool developed by researchers from North Carolina State University, Mayo Clinic and the University of

Colonoscopy prep important, but beware of OSP solutions

Posted: October 1, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Most people dread colonoscopies. Not only does the procedure, which involves a physician running a flexible tube through your colon and intestines, sound uncomfortable, the prep can be a real pain in the you-know-what. This is one reason why, when

Study puts colonoscopy risks into perspective

Posted: September 29, 2009 Pharmaceutical

To hear your doctor recommend a “colonoscopy” can send chills down most peoples’ spines. The procedure, which involves a doctor sending a little camera fixed to the end of a flexible tube through the colon and into the intestines, can

Second bowel cleansing recommended for colonoscopies

Posted: September 25, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Many physicians who perform colonoscopies are beginning to ask their patient for a second cleansing of the bowel in the wee hours before their procedures to ensure the bowel is clean and reduce the need for a redo.

Virtual colonoscopy shows promising results

Posted: September 22, 2009 Pharmaceutical

A study by a group of Italian researchers shows that virtual colonoscopies that use computer tomography scans are almost as effective at detecting tumors and precancerous lesions as standard colonoscopies, which requires threading a camera through the colon. The study,

Pauly Polyp encourages regular colon screenings

Posted: September 17, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Nobody enjoys colonoscopies, but they save lives. Regular colon screenings can detect polyps even before they become cancerous. It is recommended that people begin colon screenings beginning at age 50, or earlier if they have a family history or are