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Bush undergoes colonoscopy   -  Jul 21, 2007
Doctors removed five small polyps as they performed a colonoscopy Saturday on US President George W. Bush. None of the polyps found inside his large ...

Colonoscopy doesn't prevent right-side cancer: Study   -  Dec 15, 2008
A technician simulates a colonoscopy using a colleague's hand to demonstrate the equipment involved. The "gold standard" test used to screen for colon ... National Post

… HEALTH; Put Your Embarrassment Aside: Get the Colonoscopy   -  Jul 12, 2005
By JANE E. BRODY. Mickey Martinez was a vigorous 64-year-old with a smashing smile and a backhand to match. Fluent in four languages, he devoted his ... New York Times

Virtual Colonoscopy Effective for Average Risk People   -  Sep 17, 2008
By Serena Gordon. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- For people with an average risk of colon cancer, two new studies offer good news on the colon ... Washington Post

Study Questions Colonoscopy Effectiveness   -  Dec 14, 2006
By GINA KOLATA. For years, patients and many doctors assumed that a colonoscopy was a colonoscopy. Patients who had one seldom questioned how well it was ... New York Times

George Bush to undergo 'routine' colonoscopy   -  Jul 20, 2007
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor. George W Bush will undergo a "routine colonoscopy" at his Camp David retreat this weekend, the White House has said. ...

Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate   -  May 13, 2009
WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare and Medicaid's decision Tuesday not to pay for a less invasive colon exam known as virtual colonoscopy has ... Forbes

VA: 16 colonoscopy patients have infections   -  Mar 27, 2009
AP foreign, Friday March 27 2009. Associated Press Writer= CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) � Veterans Affairs officials say 16 patients exposed to contaminated ... The Guardian

Israel's Given Imaging capsule shows promise in colonoscopy   -  Oct 23, 2006
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH. Capsule colonoscopy, a patented procedure developed by Given Imaging in Yokne'am in which patients swallow a small video capsule ... Jerusalem Post

If You're Due for a Colonoscopy, Consider the Virtual Route   -  Oct 4, 2007
By Matthew Shulman. For many people, the thought of getting a colonoscopy can be so intimidating that they don't. Now, in a New England Journal of Medicine ... U.S. News & World Report

Medicare Won't Cover 'Virtual Colonoscopy'   -  May 12, 2009
AP. Medicare won't pay for the so-called virtual colonoscopy procedure, concluding Tuesday that there's inadequate evidence to support the cheaper, ... ABC News

Aetna postpones colonoscopy changes - Cancer-   -  Feb 28, 2008
HARTFORD, Conn. - Aetna Inc. said Wednesday it will delay a proposed policy that would stop covering the cost of using anesthesiologists during ...

Study finds colonoscopy best choice for detecting cancer early in...   -  May 19, 2005
Doctors performing a colonoscopy use a long scope to inspect and possibly remove abnormal growths that can turn cancerous. The scope stretches the full ... Pay-Per-View - The Sun - ProQuest Archiver

Experts Offer Answers on Colonoscopy Options   -  Oct 8, 2007
By Robert Preidt. FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two recent studies comparing the use of conventional (optical) colonoscopy and CT (virtual) ... ABC News

10 Questions You Need to Ask About Colonoscopy   -  Feb 25, 2009
The exact management depends on why you need the medication, how long you've been taking it and what the colonoscopist plans to do during the procedure. ... New York Times

Colonoscopy alternatives advance as advisories change   -  Oct 6, 2008 Angela Townsend/Plain Dealer Reporter. For all of you who have been dreading a colonoscopy -- and you know who you are -- there are more options than ... Plain Dealer

Done Right, Colonoscopy Takes Time, Study Finds   -  Dec 19, 2006
By LINDA VILLAROSA. Having a colonoscopy is bad enough, but should you also have to worry that your doctor's skills are not up to snuff? ... New York Times

THE NATION; Virtual Colonoscopy Can Be More Revealing, Study Finds; …   -  Jul 27, 2005
Dr. William Boswell, a radiologist and associate professor of clinical medicine at USC's Keck School of Medicine, said that "virtual colonoscopy in ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Pill camera not as effective as colonoscopy   -  Jul 16, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although swallowing a pill camera can give doctors a good picture of the colon, it is not as good as traditional colonoscopy at ... Reuters India

Virtual Colonoscopy Ready for Prime Time as Less Worrisome Way to …   -  Sep 22, 2008
Sept. 22, 2008 – Medical researchers have long sought an effective alternative to the standard colonoscopy, which uses a long, flexible tube with a camera ...

Follow-up colonoscopy often misused: studies   -  Jan 20, 2010
By Rachael Myers Lowe. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Follow-up colonoscopy is both overused and underused, two new studies indicate. ... Reuters India

Experts Offer Answers on Colonoscopy Options   -  Oct 12, 2007
FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two recent studies comparing the use of conventional (optical) colonoscopy and CT (virtual) colonoscopy for colorectal ... Washington Post

Colonoscopy: Too much of a good thing?   -  Mar 18, 2005
By Janice Billingsley, HealthDay. No one disputes the value of colonoscopies for screening for colon cancer, but a recent National Cancer Institute report ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness   -  Jun 15, 2009
MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Screening colonoscopies for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly patients, a new study finds. ... Forbes

Study: Colonoscopy less effective for upper colon   -  Oct 2, 2008
The risk of getting cancer in the upper colon is greater than in the lower colon in the years after a negative colonoscopy, a new study suggests. ... Toronto Star

What is a colonoscopy?   -  Jan 26, 2010
A colonoscopy is a useful procedure to help doctors diagnose and prevent problems in your lower intestine. And you are not alone; hundreds of thousands of ... CANOE

Colonoscopy: 'Gold Standard' in Cancer Screening   -  Feb 10, 2005
Frayne Meyerhoff was nervous about getting her scheduled colonoscopy, but the 59-year-old says she knew she didn't have a choice. ... ABC News

Initial Colonoscopy Key to Cancer Detection   -  Oct 16, 2007
By Alan Mozes. TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A first-time colonoscopy to remove precancerous polyps plays a bigger role in reducing the risk of dying ... Washington Post

A kinder, gentler colonoscopy?   -  Oct 30, 2006
By Peter Hadzipetros. A co-worker's been asking a lot of personal questions lately. See, he's reached a certain age, too. An age when the medical industry ...

CT scans found effective for colonoscopy   -  Sep 18, 2008
BOSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A US study suggests computed tomographic colonography is an effective, less invasive option in screening for colorectal cancer. ...

Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly   -  Jan 28, 2010
THURSDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to screen older patients for colorectal cancer, a new study indicates. ... BusinessWeek

"Virtual colonoscopy" may be an option, study shows   -  Jun 16, 2009
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor. WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - So-called virtual colonoscopies -- done using souped-up x-rays -- detect tumors ... Reuters UK

Hospital urges HIV tests for colonoscopy patients-   -  Mar 31, 2005
MONROEVILLE, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh hospital is urging about 200 patients who had colonoscopies during a four-month span to get tested for hepatitis ...

'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study   -  Oct 3, 2007
By Randy Dotinga. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports the effectiveness of an innovative form of colonoscopy that relies on a CT ... Washington Post

Virtual scans good as regular colonoscopy-   -  Nov 9, 2006
WASHINGTON - “Virtual? colonoscopies done using a computer-assisted X-ray are nearly as accurate as the standard kind and may entice reluctant patients into ...

Colonoscopy 'Coaches' Play Lifesaving Role   -  Jan 25, 2008
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have had a colonoscopy can help encourage other people to undergo the screening for colorectal cancer, ... Washington Post

Doctors: PM's colonoscopy normal   -  Oct 6, 2009
By Barak Ravid. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a colonoscopy examination yesterday, at the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Kerem, ... Ha'aretz

Colonoscopy monitoring needed after polyp removal   -  Apr 16, 2007
By Megan Rauscher. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new study support the 2006 consensus guidelines for monitoring patients with a known ... Reuters UK

Study: Colonoscopy better for men.   -  Nov 2, 2006
Nov. 2--Scientists reporting in today's New England Journal of Medicine say colonoscopies produce substantially different results in men than in women. ... Free with registration - Newsday -

Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success   -  Jun 1, 2009
MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese are less apt to have thoroughly cleansed their colon before getting a colonoscopy, hampering the ... BusinessWeek

Half of Older Americans Haven't Had Screening Colonoscopy   -  Dec 8, 2007
Only half of Americans age 50 and older have had a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer, according to survey data in the latest News and Numbers from the ... ABC News

Due for a Colonoscopy? Make Yours a Good One   -  Dec 17, 2008
By Katherine Hobson. You probably saw the recent headline: Colonoscopy may not be as effective as previously thought at detecting the precursors of ... U.S. News & World Report

Virtual colonoscopy good as standard kind   -  Oct 18, 2006
..."Virtual" colonoscopies done using a computer-assisted X-ray are nearly as accurate as the standard kind and may entice reluctant patients into having the ... Independent Online

What to Expect From a Colonoscopy   -  Mar 21, 2009
SUNDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- As part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Americans are being urged to schedule a colonoscopy to check for this ... Forbes

Colonoscopy Coverage: 27 States Flunk   -  Mar 6, 2007 Catherine Arnst. There is only one cancer screening test that has been definitively proven to save lives—a colonoscopy for colon cancer. ... BusinessWeek

The virtual colonoscopy gets better   -  Dec 2, 2005
By Avery Comarow. Say you're told your chances of dying in a car crash are 1 in 16, but you can cut the odds way down if once every five years, ... U.S. News & World Report

Colonoscopy is imperfect but still recommended   -  Dec 21, 2008
BY THE NUMBERS. By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY. Experts say a colonoscopy is still among the best ways to save lives from colorectal cancer, in spite of reports ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Shift urged in use of colonoscopy   -  Nov 6, 2006
By Ryan Flinn, Bloomberg | November 6, 2006. Colon cancer screening guidelines should be changed because men have a significantly higher rate of the disease ... Boston Globe

A virtual inside view   -  Jan 23, 2010
A virtual colonoscopy is more accurate than the regular, invasive kind, ... As for the virtual colonoscopy, Ben Meir explains that it is an examination that ... Ha'aretz

What Colon Cancer Test Is Best for Women?   -  May 25, 2005
Colonoscopy may be the "preferred method of screening" for colon cancer and rectal ... It's possible for colonoscopy (or any screening method) to miss some ... FOXNews

Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results   -  Jun 1, 2009
Not counting skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer ... ABC News

Insurer Aetna Axes Coverage for Colonoscopy Drug   -  Dec 29, 2007
By DAN CHILDS. As insurance giant Aetna plans to eliminate coverage for a powerful anesthetic used sometimes during colonoscopies, doctors are locked in ... ABC News

Colonoscopy prep pills carry kidney risk   -  Dec 11, 2008
By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY. Anyone who's ever had a colonoscopy knows the worst part is preparing for it, not the procedure itself. You have to make sure your ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Stool DNA test to replace colonoscopy?   -  Dec 13, 2006
NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The dreaded discomfort and embarrassment of a colonoscopy may become a thing of the past, replaced by a simple stool sample, ...

Preparing for your colonoscopy   -  Jan 22, 2010
Well before the appointed date, your doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare yourself for your colonoscopy. You may need to start doing your ... CANOE

More screening urged for colorectal cancer   -  Aug 1, 2005
A visit to his doctor and a procedure called a colonoscopy, in which a flexible ... A University of Michigan study found that the colonoscopy screening rate ... San Francisco Chronicle

Bush Colonoscopy Shows No Sign Of Cancer .   -  Jul 24, 2007
President Bush- had no sign of cancer in the five small growths that were removed from his colon during a routine over the weekend the White House announced ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive

Colonoscopy misses flat lesions   -  Mar 6, 2008 Michael Woodhead. One in seven bowel cancers may be missed by colonoscopy because they originate in flat and depressed (non-polypoid) neoplasms, ... 6minutes

Diet won't preclude colonoscopy   -  Jun 11, 2006
QUALITIES OF LIFE. Q. One of my parents died of colon cancer, and I know that I should get a colonoscopy. The problem is that I can't fast for 24 hours ... Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver

Colonoscopy in Costa Rica: Fox 2 weather man turns medical tourist to...   -  Feb 5, 2010
By Jonathan Oosting | Fox 2 meteorologist Chris Edwards recently traveled to Costa Rica for fun in the sun, tree gliding and... a colonoscopy. ...

Some drawbacks to virtual colonoscopy   -  Sep 18, 2008
In about 1 in 6 of the patients, the X-ray found abnormalities outside the colon that led doctors to recommend additional testing or care. ... Boston Globe

Inside look at the virtual-colonoscopy debate   -  Apr 19, 2009
The procedure has sparked a battle in Washington, DC, becoming a prime example of how difficult it can be to ensure that health-care dollars are spent ... Seattle Times

Certain colonoscopy prep can pose risk   -  Dec 27, 2005
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Colonoscopies undoubtedly save lives but researchers say there could be potential danger to kidneys in some procedural ...

Avoiding a colonoscopy? An X-ray version may be more widely available...   -  Oct 3, 2007
Stephanie Nano, AP. NEW YORK - Having an X-ray to look for signs of colon cancer may soon be an option for those who dread the traditional scope exam. ... Hamilton Spectator

The critical importance of screening for colon cancer   -  Aug 15, 2006
Among suggested screening tools is a surveillance colonoscopy, ... I counsel patients every day that having a colonoscopy isn't so bad, that the preparation ... Globe and Mail

Failure to take colorectal cancer test putting thousands at risk   -  Mar 4, 2008
Reluctance to undergo a colonoscopy after there are indications of a problem is ... The consent rate for occult-blood screening and colonoscopy was only 10% ... Pay-Per-View - Jerusalem Post - ProQuest Archiver

Ask Amy: Revealing sister's colonoscopy   -  Aug 3, 2009
By Amy Dickinson. Dear Amy: I took my sister for a routine colonoscopy recently. This is an annual event. That day, a relative asked me where I had been, ... Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer: Test Blacks Sooner   -  Mar 29, 2005
A colonoscopy allows physicians to visually examine the entire colon and remove ... Like the colonoscopy, it uses a camera-tipped tube to view the colon, ... Washington Post

What happens after the colonoscopy?   -  Jan 16, 2010
Now is the time to take it easy. The most challenging part of the procedure is over and done with. Still, there are a few things to know about as you get ... CANOE

Colonoscopy or CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening in...   -  Feb 21, 2006
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the US, claiming >50000 lives there annually. The vast majority of CRCs arise ...

Medicare won't cover 'virtual colonoscopy'   -  May 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare won't pay for the so-called virtual colonoscopy procedure, concluding Tuesday that there's inadequate evidence to support the ... Sify

Many Women Want Female Doctor for Colonoscopy   -  Aug 3, 2005
By Miranda Hitti. In colonoscopy, a doctor guides a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera through the colon to check for cancer or polyps -- a benign ... FOXNews

Mylan gets FDA approval for generic laxative   -  Jan 29, 2010
It is an oral solution intended for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy procedures. Shares of Mylan rose 45 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $18.38 in afternoon ... BusinessWeek

Colonoscopy: It's Not So Bad!   -  Mar 15, 2007
By Melissa McNamara. Submitting yourself to a screening is the best strategy to fight colon cancer. Harry Smith explains the importance of having a ... CBS News

Virtual Colonoscopy Can Spot Osteoporosis   -  Dec 2, 2008
...(WebMD) Virtual colonoscopy -- colon cancer screening via CT scans -- can also be used to screen people for the bone disorder osteoporosis, ... CBS News

Colonoscopy Complications Uncommon   -  Dec 18, 2006
By none. (WebMD) Complications that put patients in the hospital occur after 1 in 200 colonoscopies with biopsy or polyp removal, a CDC-funded study shows. ... CBS News

New Guidelines For Colon Cancer Screening Issued   -  Mar 11, 2009
The best colorectal cancer prevention test is still colonoscopy, according to ... The prior recommendation that screening colonoscopy be performed every 10 ... FOXNews

Colon-cancer tests sought by too few, doctor says   -  Oct 11, 2005
A colonoscopy -- with a flexible, camera-equipped tube guided into the colon ... If a polyp is found during a colonoscopy, it can be removed immediately and ... Globe and Mail

Virtual Colonoscopy - Topic Overview   -  Aug 11, 2008
Stop drinking clear liquids 6 to 8 hours before the colonoscopy. Your doctor may have you use an enema 30 to 60 minutes before the test to completely ... WebMD

Incomplete colonoscopy more likely at doctor's office: study   -  Jun 26, 2007
A colonoscopy at a doctor's office or private clinic is three times more likely to be incomplete than one done in hospital, indicates a study of Ontario ...

Should you get a colonoscopy early in the day?   -  Nov 9, 2009
When you have your colonoscopy done may have an impact on how effective it is, a new study suggests. Dr. Brennan Spiegel and his colleagues at the ... Boston Globe

We've all had a colonoscopy. Have you?   -  Mar 2, 2006
Few adults realize that colon cancer has become quite common and is now the number two cancer-killer in US adults. Only lung ancer is more deadly The good ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive

Two-year wait for colonoscopy - report   -  Apr 23, 2009
A new HSE report has revealed waiting times of two years or more for colonoscopies, a check which should be performed within four weeks to look for cancer ...

INSIDE OUT; Unlike Standard Colonoscopy, an Invasive Procedure …   -  Apr 28, 2009
INSIDE OUT; Unlike Standard Colonoscopy, an Invasive Procedure Performed Under Anesthesia to Find And Remove Polyps, Virtual Colonoscopy Involves a Simple ... Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - HighBeam Research

Real-world colonoscopy benefit seen more limited   -  Jan 6, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening for colorectal cancer by colonoscopy seems to prevent about two-thirds of deaths from colon cancer, rather than 90 ...

Medicare Blow to Virtual Colonoscopies   -  Feb 12, 2009
Virtual colonoscopy, formally known as CT colonography, uses noninvasive CT ... CT scans detect larger polyps about as well as colonoscopy, according to ... New York Times

Virtual colonoscopy reduces bowel preparation   -  Apr 9, 2008
By David Douglas. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Extensive cleansing of the bowel is not necessary for patients undergoing virtual colonoscopy, ... Reuters UK

Colonoscopy can miss cancer in some patients, study finds   -  Jan 30, 2007
TORONTO — Canadian Press Published on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 2:07PM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009 9:58PM EDT. Certain risk factors make it more ... Globe and Mail

Colonoscopy can predict advanced tumors   -  Nov 7, 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Colonoscopy is recommended as a screening test for colon cancer and now new research shows that it is useful in predicting the ... Reuters UK

Colonoscopy: Virtual or Optical?   -  May 5, 2009
Having had two optical and one virtual colonoscopy over the last 10 to 12 years, I read the article about the procedures with much interest ["Inside Out," ... Washington Post

Colonoscopy anesthesia popular but pricey   -  Dec 27, 2005
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- An increasingly popular and potent anesthetic makes colonoscopies more comfortable for patients but it sharply boosts the cost, ...

Colon cancer patients not getting follow-up care   -  Sep 8, 2008
Only about 40 percent of the 4426 older patients in the study got all the doctor visits, blood tests and the colonoscopy advised in the three years after ...

Colonoscopy may miss some cancers   -  Feb 1, 2007
A colonoscopy will not detect colorectal cancer in every circumstance, a study in Ontario suggests. About two to six per cent of cancers are missed during ...

Colonoscopy prep pills carry kidney risk   -  Dec 16, 2008
Anyone who's ever had a colonoscopy knows the worst part is preparing for it, not the procedure itself. You have to make sure your colon is as clean as a ... Pay-Per-View - USA TODAY - ProQuest Archiver

Report: Colonoscopy clinic reused syringes   -  Dec 22, 2009
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A colonoscopy center linked to a hepatitis outbreak engaged in numerous unsafe practices and should be prosecuted, ...

Colonoscopy prevents 15,000 cancer cases: researchers   -  Apr 2, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers from Germany estimate that over 15000 colorectal cancers will be prevented through 2010 since the country began ... Reuters UK

Technical Performance of Colonoscopy: The Key Role of Sedation/ …   -  May 1, 2008
BACKGROUND: It is essential to identify the factors in clinical practice that influence the technical performance of colonoscopy as a basis for quality ...

Blood tests to diagnose bowel and stomach cancers   -  Sep 21, 2009
The cancer is usually diagnosed by a colonoscopy, where a tiny camera inspects the ... “This new test will not replace colonoscopy, but provide a way of ...

Colonoscopy may get much easier .   -  Oct 4, 2007
Testing of a new colonoscopy is proving it to be just as effective as the traditional method. But it is less invasive, faster and cheaper. Times, ... St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive

Virtual Colonoscopy - Tests, Test Results & Diagnosis - NY Times...   -  Dec 7, 2009
Virtual colonoscopy (VC) combines MRI or CT scans with sophisticated computer software to produce three-dimensional images of the colon and rectum. ... New York Times

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