Tag: colonoscopy

Study: Could 10-year screening colonoscopy intervals be extended?

Editor's Note This German study finds that extension of the currently recommended 10-year screening colonoscopy intervals may be warranted, especially for female and younger participants without gastrointestinal symptoms. Data on 1.25 million individuals in the German screening colonoscopy registry, the world’s largest registry of its kind, were analyzed. A total…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 8, 2023
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AI may improve colonoscopy accuracy

Editor's Note Researchers at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London are investigating how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to identify colon polyps that might otherwise get overlooked during colonoscopy. The AI system works alongside the physician in real time, scanning the colonoscopy video feed and drawing small, red boxes around…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 1, 2023
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Intermountain Healthcare using new AI to help detect colon cancer

Editor's Note Intermountain Healthcare in Utah is the first health system in the state to use a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool distributed by Medtronic that helps doctors detect colorectal polyps in real time during a colonoscopy, a GlobeNewswire press release reports on November 11. The new AI technology is…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
November 11, 2022
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Effect of colonoscopy on colorectal cancer, mortality risks

Editor's Note This Norwegian study finds a lower risk of colorectal cancer at 10 years in those who had screening colonoscopy, compared to those with no screening. Of 84,585 participants, 28,220 were invited to have a single screening colonoscopy (11,843 underwent screening), and 56,365 were in the usual care group.…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 27, 2022
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ACS comments on colonoscopy study

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS) on October 11 issued comments on a European study examining colonoscopies that was published October 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which looked at colonoscopies in Sweden, Poland, Norway, and the Netherlands, seemed to question the effectiveness of…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 12, 2022
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