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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813112/what-do-cochrane-systematic-reviews-say-about-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-screening-and-diagnostic-tests-for-cancer
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André Tito Pereira Bueno, Vladimir Lisboa Capelasso, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Daniela Vianna Pachito, Rachel Riera
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of screening tests for cancer is to detect it at an early stage in order to increase the chances of treatment. However, their unrestrained use may lead to unnecessary examinations, overdiagnosis and higher costs. It is thus necessary to evaluate their clinical effects in terms of benefits and harm. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of Cochrane systematic reviews, carried out in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
July 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812930/increasing-colorectal-cancer-screening-at-an-urban-fqhc-using-ifobt-and-patient-navigation
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Richard L Martin, Madelaine Tully, Allison Kos, David Frazer, Amy Williamson, Amy Conlon, James J Enser, Noelle K LoConte
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Black Americans suffer even higher incidence and death rates than the general population. Genetics and patient perceptions explain some of this difference, however, modifiable health care system factors such as lack of access to colon cancer screening also contribute. Partnering an academic health center with local community groups, we piloted a colorectal cancer screening program at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving predominately low socioeconomic status Black Americans...
September 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804005/performance-assessment-of-the-saps-ii-and-sofa-scoring-systems-in-hanta-virus-hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome
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Zhenjun Yu, Ni Zhou, Ali Li, Jie Chen, Huazhong Chen, Zebao He, Fei Yan, Haihong Zhao, Jiansheng Zhu
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS), caused by the hantavirus, is a natural infectious disease characterized by fever, hemorrhage and renal damage. China is the most severely endemic area for HFRS in the world. In recent years, critical scoring systems based on quantitative classification have become an important clinical tool for predicting and evaluating the prognosis of critical illness, and provide guidelines for clinical practice. METHODS: The sample comprised 384 patients with HFRS treated in the Taizhou Hospital from January 2006 to February 2017...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799068/colorectal-cancer-screening-in-asia
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REVIEW
Han-Mo Chiu, Wen-Feng Hsu, Li-Chun Chang, Ming-Hsiang Wu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing in Asia, especially in regions with higher levels of economic development. Several Asian countries have launched population CRC screening programs to combat this devastating disease because previous studies have demonstrated that either fecal occult blood test or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy can effectively reduce CRC mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Screening includes engaging the population, testing, administering a confirmation examination, and treating screening-detected neoplasms; thus, monitoring the whole process using measurable indicators over time is of utmost importance...
August 10, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761377/fecal-occult-blood-versus-dna-testing-indirect-comparison-in-a-colorectal-cancer-screening-population
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Hermann Brenner, Hongda Chen
BACKGROUND: A multitarget stool DNA test (MSDT) that showed higher sensitivity but lower specificity than a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for hemoglobin in one recent study from the US and Canada, is increasingly used for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, despite its ~20-fold higher costs compared to FITs. We aimed to assess diagnostic performance of a quantitative FIT in an independent study among participants of screening colonoscopy and to compare it with the previously reported performance of MSDT...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754720/tert-promoter-hypermethylation-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-a-potential-stool-biomarker
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Li Liu, Cheng Liu, Omid Fotouhi, Yidong Fan, Kun Wang, Chuanyou Xia, Benkang Shi, Guangyong Zhang, Kexin Wang, Feng Kong, Catharina Larsson, Sanyuan Hu, Dawei Xu
BACKGROUND: There is a high demand for noninvasive screening tools for gastrointestinal cancer (GIC) detection, and GIC-specific markers are required for such purposes. It is established that induction of the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene (TERT) coupled with telomerase activation is essential for cancer development/progression and aberrant TERT promoter methylation of specific 5'-C-phosphate-G-3' (CpGs) has been linked to TERT induction in oncogenesis. Here we analyzed TERT promoter methylation in fecal samples from GIC patients and healthy adults and determined its value as a stool biomarker for GIC detection...
July 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753700/a-new-composite-measure-of-colonoscopy-the-performance-indicator-of-colonic-intubation-pici
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Roland M Valori, Sarah Damery, Daniel R Gavin, John T Anderson, Mark T Donnelly, J Graham Williams, Edwin T Swarbrick
Background and study aim Cecal intubation rate (CIR) is an established performance indicator of colonoscopy. In some patients, cecal intubation with acceptable tolerance is only achieved with additional sedation. This study proposes a composite Performance Indicator of Colonic Intubation (PICI), which combines CIR, comfort, and sedation. Methods Data from 20 085 colonoscopies reported in the 2011 UK national audit were analyzed. PICI was defined as the percentage of procedures achieving cecal intubation with median dose (2 mg) of midazolam or less, and nurse-assessed comfort score of 1 - 3/5...
July 28, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733869/bmi-is-a-risk-factor-for-colorectal-cancer-mortality
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Aasma Shaukat, Allison Dostal, Jeremiah Menk, Timothy R Church
BACKGROUND: The relationship between dietary and lifestyle risk factors and long-term mortality from colorectal cancer is poorly understood. Several factors, such as obesity, intakes of red meat, and use of aspirin, have been reported to be associated with risk of colorectal cancer mortality, though these findings have not been replicated in all studies to date. METHODS: In the Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study, 46,551 participants 50-80 years old were randomly assigned to usual care (control) or annual or biennial screening by fecal occult blood testing...
July 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730505/stool-based-testing-for-colorectal-cancer-an-overview-of-available-evidence
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REVIEW
Kevin M Rank, Aasma Shaukat
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to summarize stool-based testing for colorectal cancer (CRC). The key questions answered in this review were the advantages and limitations of each available stool-based test for CRC and to examine their comparative efficacy. RECENT FINDINGS: Guaiac-based fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT) is no longer a relevant test for CRC screening. fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) tests, especially quantitative assays, are clearly a reliable stool-based test...
August 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721099/sociodemographic-characteristics-of-nonparticipants-in-the-danish-colorectal-cancer-screening-program-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Mette Bach Larsen, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Morten Rasmussen, Lennart Friis-Hansen, Anders U Ovesen, Hans Bjarke Rahr, Berit Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Fecal occult blood tests are recommended for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Europe. Recently, the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) has come into use. Sociodemographic differences between participants and nonparticipants may be less pronounced when using FIT as there are no preceding dietary restrictions and only one specimen is required. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between sociodemographic characteristics and nonparticipation for both genders, with special emphasis on those who actively unsubscribe from the program...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703752/effects-of-promotional-materials-on-attitudes-and-fear-towards-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-chinese-older-adults-an-experimental-study
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Doris Y P Leung, Joanne M T Chen, Vivian W Q Lou, Eliza M L Wong, Aileen W K Chan, Winnie K W So, Carmen W H Chan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is a cost-effective prevention and control strategy. However, the promotion of CRC screening for older adults may be difficult because reading CRC prevention information may evoke embarrassment, fear, and anxiety towards the screening procedure and cancer diagnosis. This study aims to (1) examine the effects of three promotional materials for CRC screening on the attitudes toward CRC screening tests (screening interest, screening effectiveness, and trust in the screening results) and cancer fear, and (2) to explore the interaction effect of cancer fear with screening effectiveness and trust in the screening results on screening interest of the three screening tests (fecal occult blood test (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy) among Chinese older adults...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699947/fecal-occult-blood-testing-in-hospitalized-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Benji Mathews, Temple Ratcliffe, Raj Sehgal, James Abraham, Bradley Monash
A 47-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse, cirrhosis, and grade II esophageal varices is admitted for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. He reports having some dark-colored stools a week prior to admission, but his stools since then have been normal in color. A repeat hemoglobin is stable, but a fecal occult blood test is positive. What should be done next?
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696184/insurance-coverage-for-ct-colonography-screening-impact-on-overall-colorectal-cancer-screening-rates
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Maureen A Smith, Jennifer M Weiss, Aaron Potvien, Jessica R Schumacher, Ronald E Gangnon, David H Kim, Lauren A Weeth-Feinstein, Perry J Pickhardt
Purpose To compare overall colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates for patients who were eligible and due for CRC screening and who were with and without insurance coverage for computed tomographic (CT) colonography for CRC screening. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective cohort study, with a waiver of consent. This study used longitudinal electronic health record data from 2005 through 2010 for patients managed by one of the largest multispecialty physician groups in the United States...
July 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
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EDITORIAL
Hadi Bhurgri, Sami Samiullah
The month of March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness. Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence has been on the rise. It is currently the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total).1 Arecent meta-analysis reported a 61% risk reduction in CRC incidence with colonoscopy.2 Unlike screening programs for breast and prostate cancers, not only has CRC screening reduced mortality from colon cancer and detected early CRC, it has also decreased the incidence of CRC through detection and removal of pre-cancerous lesions...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687458/effectiveness-of-screening-modalities-in-colorectal-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jianping Zhang, Zhiyuan Cheng, Yubao Ma, Caili He, Yongbin Lu, Yaxue Zhao, Xiaoyu Chang, Yawei Zhang, Yana Bai, Ning Cheng
The aim of the study was to evaluate on the effectiveness of screening modalities in the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC) occurrence and deaths. General meta-analysis was performed to produce pooled estimates of the effect of CRC incidence and mortality using a search of PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library for eligible studies from January 1992 to March 2016. A network meta-analysis was performed to synthetically compare the effectiveness of 5 frequently used screening modalities. A total of 44 studies with a focus on mortality from CRC using different screening methods were included...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675068/fecal-calprotectin-is-a-strong-predictive-marker-of-relapse-in-chinese-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-two-year-prospective-study
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Lei Ye, Bi Qin Chen, Shao Dong Wang, Hui Shi, Zhao Yang, Fang Yu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of fecal calprotectin (FC) for clinical relapse in Chinese patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) and to further investigate the correlation between FC and intestinal inflammation. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with a diagnosis of quiescent CD were consecutively enrolled in this prospective study. Fecal samples were collected and enteroscopy were performed to detect mucosal lesions at the beginning of the study. Patients were followed until the first relapse or by the end of the two-year follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664503/predictors-of-colorectal-cancer-knowledge-and-screening-among-asian-americans-aged-50-75-years-old
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Hee-Soon Juon, Jenny Guo, Jin Kim, Sunmin Lee
Colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of mortality in the USA, can be prevented with colorectal cancer screening. However, many people who should receive the screening do not get screened. To learn more, this study estimated the prevalence of up-to-date colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and examined the relationship between CRC knowledge and screening compliance among Asian Americans living in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. The study included a cross-sectional sample of 274 Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans aged 50-75 years old...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660489/novel-approach-to-fecal-occult-blood-testing-by-assay-of-erythrocyte-specific-microrna-markers
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Chung Wah Wu, Xiaoming Cao, Calise K Berger, Patrick H Foote, Douglas W Mahoney, Julie A Simonson, Bradley W Anderson, Tracy C Yab, William R Taylor, Lisa A Boardman, John B Kisiel, David A Ahlquist
BACKGROUND: Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) has historically relied on methods to detect hemoglobin with no fundamental innovations in decades. AIM: To examine microRNA (miRNA) as a new marker class for FOBT. METHODS: Candidate miRNA markers were identified by small RNA sequencing of human whole blood compared to colorectal epithelia. Markers were tested in human blood cell subsets and blood from non-human species. We assessed assay linearity in blood spiking and marker stability in stool over incubation experiments...
August 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655982/clinical-impact-of-the-immunochemical-fecal-occult-blood-test-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-brazil
#19
Cláudio R Teixeira, Michele L Bonotto, Júlio P Lima, Luciana F Figueiredo, Leonardo Conrado, Carlos Frasca
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs based on the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) reduce CRC mortality. We carried out an observational prospective study to determine the accuracy of immunochemical FOBTs for the detection of CRC in individuals at average risk for the disease. METHODS: This population-based study was performed between April 2015 and January 2016 in two gastroenterology referral centers in Southern Brazil. It included 1039 average-risk volunteers aged 50-75 years who were symptom-free for colonic disease...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626067/the-impact-of-a-population-based-screening-program-on-income-and-immigration-related-disparities-in-colorectal-cancer-screening
#20
Tara Kiran, Richard H Glazier, Rahim Moineddin, Sumei Gu, Andrew S Wilton, Lawrence Paszat
A population-based program promoting the Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer screening was introduced in 2008 in Ontario, Canada, where opportunistic screening with colonoscopy had been increasing in frequency. We evaluated the impact of the program on income and immigration-related disparities in screening. We used linked administrative data to calculate colorectal cancer screening rates for eligible Ontarians in each year between 2001/02 (n=2,852,619) and 2013/14 (n=4,139,304). We quantified disparities using an "inequality ratio" of screening rates in the most disadvantaged group relative to the most advantaged group...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
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