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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905896/the-impact-of-medical-tourism-on-colorectal-screening-among-korean-americans-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Linda K Ko, Victoria M Taylor, Jihye Yoon, Wade K Copeland, Joo Ha Hwang, Eun Jeong Lee, John Inadomi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Korean Americans (KAs) in part due to low screening rates. Recent studies suggest that some KA patients engage in medical tourism and receive medical care in their home country. The impact of medical tourism on CRC screening is unknown. The purpose of this paper was to 1) investigate the frequency of medical tourism, 2) examine the association between medical tourism and CRC screening, and 3) characterize KA patients who engage in medical tourism...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895817/current-noninvasive-tests-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-an-overview-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-tests
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REVIEW
Le-Le Song, Yue-Min Li
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has become the third most common cancer in the world. Screening has been shown to be an effective way to identify early CRC and precancerous lesions, and to reduce its morbidity and mortality. Several types of noninvasive tests have been developed for CRC screening, including the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), the fecal-based DNA test and the blood-based DNA test (the SEPT9 assay). FIT has replaced FOBT and become the major screening test due to high sensitivity, specificity and low costs...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895392/determination-of-the-adequate-dosage-of-rebamipide-a-gastric-mucoprotective-drug-to-prevent-low-dose-aspirin-induced-gastrointestinal-mucosal-injury
#3
Kazuhiro Ota, Toshihisa Takeuchi, Sadaharu Nouda, Haruhiko Ozaki, Shinpei Kawaguchi, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Satoshi Harada, Shoko Edogawa, Yuichi Kojima, Takanori Kuramoto, Kazuhide Higuchi
Small intestinal mucosal injury caused by low-dose aspirin is a common cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. We aimed to investigate the protective effects and optimal dose of rebamipide for low-dose aspirin-induced gastrointestinal mucosal injury. In this prospective randomized trial, 45 healthy volunteers (aged 20-65 years) were included and divided into three groups. The groups received enteric-coated aspirin 100 mg (low-dose aspirin) plus omeprazole 10 mg (Group A: proton pump inhibitor group), low-dose aspirin plus rebamipide 300 mg (Group B: standard-dose group), or low-dose aspirin plus rebamipide 900 mg (Group C: high-dose group)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893135/screening-for-colorectal-cancer-and-evolving-issues-for-physicians-and-patients-a-review
#4
REVIEW
David Lieberman, Uri Ladabaum, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Carla Ginsburg, John M Inadomi, Lawrence S Kim, Francis M Giardiello, Richard C Wender
Importance: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making. This review provides evidence-based tools for primary care physicians to identify patients with higher-than-average-risk and engage patients in informed decision making about CRC screening options. Observations: Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended any of 8 CRC screening approaches for average-risk individuals, beginning at age 50 years...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878571/a-case-of-a-horseshoe-appendix
#5
Kazuya Takabatake, Jun Ikeda, Hirotaka Furuke, Chikage Kato, Takuya Kishimoto, Tatsuya Kumano, Kenichiro Imura, Katsumi Shimomura, Takeshi Kubota, Fumihiro Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Shioaki
Anomalies of the appendix are extremely rare, and a horseshoe appendix is even rarer. A literature search has revealed only five reported cases. In this report, we present a case of a horseshoe appendix.A 78-year-old man was referred for further examination following a positive fecal occult blood test. A mass in his ascending colon was detected on colonoscopy, while computed tomography showed that it was connected to the appendix. Tumor invasion derived from the ascending colon or appendix was suspected. We diagnosed ascending colon cancer prior to laparoscopic ileocecal resection...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864292/clinical-efficacy-of-fecal-occult-blood-test-and-colonoscopy-for-dasatinib-induced-hemorrhagic-colitis-in-cml-patients
#6
Satoshi Nishiwaki, Matsuyoshi Maeda, Masahiro Yamada, Shingo Okuno, Yasuhiko Harada, Kotaro Suzuki, Shingo Kurahashi, Fumihiro Urano, Shozo Okamura, Isamu Sugiura
A positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is occasionally observed in some chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients treated with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), and hemorrhagic colitis in patients treated with dasatinib has been reported. To clarify the frequency of TKI-induced hemorrhagic colitis and the screening efficacy of an FOBT followed by a colonoscopy, we prospectively enrolled CML patients treated with a TKI. FOBTs were performed in all patients and colonoscopy was performed in patients with positive FOBTs...
November 18, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859897/effects-of-a-health-education-and-telephone-counseling-program-on-patients-with-a-positive-fecal-occult-blood-test-result-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Hui-Chuan Chiu, Hsin-Yuan Hung, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Shu-Ching Chen
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to evaluate the effects of a health education and telephone counseling program on knowledge and attitudes about colorectal cancer and screening and the psychological impact of positive screening results. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 2 groups using a pretest and posttest measures design. Patients with positive colorectal cancer screening results were selected and randomly assigned to an experimental (n = 51) or control (n = 51) group...
November 17, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849324/pre-operative-stool-analysis-for-intestinal-parasites-and-fecal-occult-blood-in-patients-with-acute-appendicitis
#8
Sinan Hatipoğlu, Uğur Lök, Umut Gülaçtı, Tuncay Çelik
BACKGROUND: Etiology of acute appendicitis (AA) rarely involves parasitic infections of gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Preoperative diagnosis of parasitic infections in appendix remains difficult, although parasites can sometimes be observed inside the lumen during histopathological examination. The aim of the present study was to prospectively screen prevalence and species of intestinal parasites and adherence of fecal occult blood (FOB) in patients admitted to emergency department (ED) with clinical symptoms of AA who underwent appendectomy...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842559/dna-from-fecal-immunochemical-test-can-replace-stool-for-detection-of-colonic-lesions-using-a-microbiota-based-model
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Nielson T Baxter, Charles C Koumpouras, Mary A M Rogers, Mack T Ruffin, Patrick D Schloss
BACKGROUND: There is a significant demand for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods that are noninvasive, inexpensive, and capable of accurately detecting early stage tumors. It has been shown that models based on the gut microbiota can complement the fecal occult blood test and fecal immunochemical test (FIT). However, a barrier to microbiota-based screening is the need to collect and store a patient's stool sample. RESULTS: Using stool samples collected from 404 patients, we tested whether the residual buffer containing resuspended feces in FIT cartridges could be used in place of intact stool samples...
November 14, 2016: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824386/noak-behandling-%C3%A3-kar-risken-f%C3%A3-r-gastrointestinal-bl%C3%A3-dning-kan-avsl%C3%A3-ja-allvarlig-sjukdom-%C3%A2-strukturerad-uppf%C3%A3-ljning-viktig
#10
Anna Haeggström, Dag Risberg, Faris Al-Kahlili, Åsa Gilstring, Ulrika Tullberg, Håkan Wallén
Gastrointestinal bleeding during treatment with non -vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) may be caused by malignant lesions Gastrointestinal bleeding due to underlying malignancy may not be uncommon in real life patients on non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) like dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban. We performed a small pilot study in patients referred to endoscopy due to suspected gastrointestinal bleeding. In twenty NOAC-treated patients, we found four cases of manifest malignant colon tumors, one premalignant colon adenoma, and one gastric B-cell lymphoma...
November 7, 2016: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822771/mental-illness-is-not-associated-with-adherence-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-results-from-the-california-health-interview-survey
#11
Elizabeth Siantz, Brian Wu, Mark Shiroishi, Hita Vora, Gregory Idos
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-specific death in the USA. Evidence suggests people with mental illness are less likely to receive preventive health services, including cancer screening. We hypothesized that mental illness is a risk factor for non-adherence to colorectal cancer-screening guidelines. METHODS: We analyzed results of the 2007 California Health Interview Survey to test whether mental illness is a risk factor for non-adherence to colorectal cancer-screening recommendations among individuals age 50 or older (N = 15,535)...
November 7, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822612/perceived-life-expectancy-is-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-england
#12
Lindsay C Kobayashi, Christian von Wagner, Jane Wardle
BACKGROUND: Cancer screening is a behavior that represents investment in future health. Such investment may depend on how much 'future' a person expects. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prospective association between perceived personal life expectancy and participation in fecal occult blood test screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in a national program. METHODS: Data were from interviews with 3975 men and women in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) within the eligible age range for the national screening program (60 to 74 years)...
November 7, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821032/small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-for-the-investigation-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-when-we-should-do-it-and-what-should-we-expect
#13
REVIEW
N Viazis, J Anastasiou, D G Karamanolis
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding is defined as bleeding of unknown origin that persists or recurs (i.e. recurrent or persistent iron deficiency anemia, fecal occult blood test positivity or visible bleeding) after a negative initial workout that necessarily includes gastroscopy and colonoscopy. In clinical practice, small bowel capsule endoscopy is recommended as a third stage examination in these patients, since it is a simple, safe, non-invasive and reliable test. To date there are three available small bowel capsule systems that have gained FDA approval and their diagnostic yield has shown to be superior to other diagnostic modalities for the investigation of the small bowel in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779195/accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-detection-of-polypoid-and-nonpolypoid-neoplasia-by-gastroenterologists-and-radiologists-a-nationwide-multicenter-study-in-japan
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Koichi Nagata, Shungo Endo, Tetsuro Honda, Takaaki Yasuda, Michiaki Hirayama, Sho Takahashi, Takashi Kato, Shoichi Horita, Ken Furuya, Kenji Kasai, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yoshiki Kimura, Kenichi Utano, Hideharu Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kato, Rieko Yamada, Junta Yamamichi, Takeshi Shimamoto, Yasuji Ryu, Osamu Matsui, Hitoshi Kondo, Ayako Doi, Taro Abe, Hiro-O Yamano, Ken Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Hanai, Yukihisa Saida, Katsuyuki Fukuda, Janne Näppi, Hiroyuki Yoshida
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess prospectively the diagnostic accuracy of computer-assisted computed tomographic colonography (CTC) in the detection of polypoid (pedunculated or sessile) and nonpolypoid neoplasms and compare the accuracy between gastroenterologists and radiologists. METHODS: This nationwide multicenter prospective controlled trial recruited 1,257 participants with average or high risk of colorectal cancer at 14 Japanese institutions...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769517/recommendations-on-fecal-immunochemical-testing-to-screen-for-colorectal-neoplasia-a-consensus-statement-by-the-us-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
#15
Douglas J Robertson, Jeffrey K Lee, C Richard Boland, Jason A Dominitz, Francis M Giardiello, David A Johnson, Tonya Kaltenbach, David Lieberman, Theodore R Levin, Douglas K Rex
The use of the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is supported by randomized trials demonstrating effectiveness in cancer prevention and widely recommended by guidelines for this purpose. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT), as a direct measure of human hemoglobin in stool has a number of advantages relative to conventional FOBT and is increasingly used relative to that test. This review summarizes current evidence for FIT in colorectal neoplasia detection and the comparative effectiveness of FIT relative to other commonly used CRC screening modalities...
October 18, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764880/extensive-computed-tomography-versus-limited-screening-for-detection-of-occult-cancer-in-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-a-multicenter-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Paolo Prandoni, Enrico Bernardi, Fabio Dalla Valle, Adriana Visonà, Pietro F Tropeano, Carlo Bova, Eugenio Bucherini, Md Shahidul Islam, Andrea Piccioli
Patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) may harbor occult cancer. Whether an extensive diagnostic work-up for cancer has additional value over a more limited screening for detection of underlying malignancy in these patients is controversial. We performed a randomized multicenter trial to assess if in patients with unprovoked VTE, a computed tomography (CT)-based diagnostic strategy including thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic CT in combination with fecal occult blood test yields a higher cancer detection rate than a nonstandardized testing approach based on physicians' clinical judgment and patients' preferences...
October 20, 2016: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753435/recommendations-on-fecal-immunochemical-testing-to-screen-for-colorectal-neoplasia-a-consensus-statement-by-the-us-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
#17
Douglas J Robertson, Jeffrey K Lee, C Richard Boland, Jason A Dominitz, Francis M Giardiello, David A Johnson, Tonya Kaltenbach, David Lieberman, Theodore R Levin, Douglas K Rex
The use of the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is supported by randomized trials demonstrating effectiveness in cancer prevention and widely recommended by guidelines for this purpose. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT), as a direct measure of human hemoglobin in stool has a number of advantages relative to conventional FOBT and is increasingly used relative to that test. This review summarizes current evidence for FIT in colorectal neoplasia detection and the comparative effectiveness of FIT relative to other commonly used CRC screening modalities...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751790/association-between-positive-fecal-occult-blood-test-and-diabetes-in-a-population-undergoing-health-screening
#18
Kei Nakajima, Kaname Suwa
BACKGROUND: Numerous etiologies are implicated in the complications of diabetes. A link between diabetes and the predisposition to certain cancers, including colon cancer, has been established during the last decade. However, the relationship between fecal occult blood test (FOBT), a screening method used principally for detection of colon cancer, and diabetes has not been explored. METHODS: We investigated the association of positive FOBT with HbA1c of 5.70-6.49% (prediabetes) and HbA1c of ≥6...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747273/effect-of-quality-metric-monitoring-and-colonoscopy-performance
#19
Anthony Razzak, Dineen Smith, Maliha Zahid, Georgios Papachristou, Asif Khalid
Background and aims: Adenoma detection rate (ADR) and cecal withdrawal time (CWT) have been identified as measures of colonoscopy quality. This study evaluates the impact of monitoring these measures on provider performance. Methods: Six blinded gastroenterologists practicing at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center were prospectively monitored over 9 months. Data for screening, adenoma surveillance, and fecal occult blood test positive (FOBT +) indicated colonoscopies were obtained, including exam preparation quality, cecal intubation rate, CWT, ADR, adenomas per colonoscopy (APC), and adverse events...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698754/oral-paracetamol-vs-oral-ibuprofen-in-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-premature-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Bo Yang, Xiangyu Gao, Yi Ren, Yun Wang, Qinglin Zhang
The aim of the present study was to analyze the changes of plasma and urinary prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels in preterm infants with symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus (sPDA) treated with oral ibuprofen and acetaminophen. A total of 87 preterm infants with sPDA admitted to the Neonatal Ward of the Affiliated Xuzhou Hospital of Medical College of Southeast University from October, 2012 to June, 2015 were selected and randomly divided into the ibuprofen group (n=43, 10 mg/kg ibuprofen administered orally as initial dose, followed by 5 mg/kg during the first 24 and 48 h later) and acetaminophen group (n=44, 15 mg/kg acetaminophen administered orally once every 6 h for three days)...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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