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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089385/tailored-telephone-counselling-to-increase-participation-of-underusers-in-a-population-based-colorectal-cancer-screening-programme-with-faecal-occult-blood-test-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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B Denis, G Broc, E A Sauleau, I Gendre, K Gana, P Perrin
BACKGROUND: Despite the involvement of general practitioners, the mailing of several recall letters and of the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) kit, the uptake remains insufficient in the French colorectal cancer-screening programme. Some studies have demonstrated a greater efficacy of tailored telephone counselling over usual care, untailored invitation mailing and FOBT kit mailing. We evaluated the feasibility and the effectiveness of telephone counselling on participation in the population-based FOBT colorectal cancer-screening programme implemented in Alsace (France)...
January 11, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073892/socioeconomic-and-ethnic-inequities-within-organised-colorectal-cancer-screening-programmes-worldwide
#2
C M de Klerk, S Gupta, E Dekker, M L Essink-Bot
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes can reduce CRC mortality. However, the implementation of a screening programme may create or exacerbate socioeconomic and ethnic health inequities if participation varies by subgroup. We determined which organised programmes characterise participation inequities by socioeconomic and ethnic subgroups, and assessed the variation in subgroup participation among programmes collecting group-specific data. DESIGN: Employing a literature review and survey among leaders of national or regional screening programmes, this study identified published and unpublished data on participation by socioeconomic status and ethnicity...
January 10, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069989/incomplete-diagnostic-follow-up-after-a-positive-colorectal-cancer-screening-test-a-systematic-review
#3
A R H Dalton
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using faecal occult blood or faecal immunological testing (FOBT/FIT) involves completion of a screening test-then if required a follow-up diagnostic test. METHODS: A systematic review, of EMBASE, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar, of studies up to 2016. Studies explored characteristics behind, reasons for and interventions to reduce incomplete diagnostic testing after a positive FOBT/FIT in CRC screening...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061434/systematic-evaluation-of-supervised-classifiers-for-fecal-microbiota-based-prediction-of-colorectal-cancer
#4
Luoyan Ai, Haiying Tian, Zhaofei Chen, Huimin Chen, Jie Xu, Jing-Yuan Fang
Predicting colorectal cancer (CRC) based on fecal microbiota presents a promising method for non-invasive screening of CRC, but the optimization of classification models remains an unaddressed question. The purpose of this study was to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of different supervised machine-learning models in predicting CRC in two independent eastern and western populations. The structures of intestinal microflora in feces in Chinese population (N = 141) were determined by 454 FLX pyrosequencing, and different supervised classifiers were employed to predict CRC based on fecal microbiota operational taxonomic unit (OTUs)...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992095/faecal-occult-blood-testing-screening-for-colorectal-cancer-and-missed-interval-cancers-are-we-ignoring-the-elephant-in-the-room-results-of-a-multicentre-study
#5
A T George, S Aggarwal, S Dharmavaram, A Menon, M Dube, M Vogler, A Field
AIM: Biennial faecal occult testing (FOBT) is used to screen for colorectal cancer throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Interval cancers are tumours that develop in patients between screening rounds who have had a negative FOBT. Through a multicentre study, we compared demographics of patients with interval cancers, FOBT screen detected cancers and cancers that developed in patients who chose not to participate in the screening programme. METHOD: Five hundred and sixteen colorectal cancers were detected in the screening age group (60-74 years) population in three United Kingdom NHS Hospitals over two years...
December 19, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923966/thinking-style-as-a-predictor-of-men-s-participation-in-cancer-screening
#6
Clare E McGuiness, Deborah Turnbull, Carlene Wilson, Amy Duncan, Ingrid H Flight, Ian Zajac
Men's participation in cancer screening may be influenced by their thinking style. Men's need for cognition (NFC) and faith in intuition were measured to explore whether they varied by demographic variables or predicted screening behavior. Australian males (n = 585, aged 50-74 years) completed surveys about past screening and were subsequently offered mailed fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs). Demographic predictors included age, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, and language spoken at home. The screening behaviors were self-reported prostate cancer screening (prostate-specific antigen testing and digital rectal examinations [DREs]), and colorectal cancer screening (self-reported FOBT participation and recorded uptake of the FOBT offer)...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895817/current-noninvasive-tests-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-an-overview-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-tests
#7
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/27864292/clinical-efficacy-of-fecal-occult-blood-test-and-colonoscopy-for-dasatinib-induced-hemorrhagic-colitis-in-cml-patients
#8
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/27859394/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-comparative-effectiveness-of-aspirin-vs-screening-for-colorectal-cancer-prevention
#9
REVIEW
L Emilsson, Ø Holme, M Bretthauer, N R Cook, J E Buring, M Løberg, H-O Adami, H D Sesso, M J Gaziano, M Kalager
BACKGROUND: Both aspirin use and screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy or guaiac faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) may reduce mortality from colorectal cancer, but comparative effectiveness of these interventions is unknown. AIM: To compare aspirin to guaiac FOBT screening with regard to incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched Medline, EMBASE and the COCHRANE central register (CENTRAL) for relevant randomised trials identified until 31 October 2015...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849324/pre-operative-stool-analysis-for-intestinal-parasites-and-fecal-occult-blood-in-patients-with-acute-appendicitis
#10
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/27822612/perceived-life-expectancy-is-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-england
#11
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/27804030/a-cross-sectional-assessment-of-literacy-and-awareness-attitudes-and-beliefs-about-colorectal-cancer-and-its-screening-in-riyadh-region
#12
Khalid M Almutairi, Wadi B Alonazi, Abdulaziz Alodhayani, Jason M Vinluan, Mohammad Ahmad, Sultana Abdulaziz Alhurishi, Nourah Alsadhan, Majed Mohammed Alsalem, Nader Eqaab Alotaibi, Alaa Mustafa Alaqeel
This study aims to explore the association between functional health literacy and awareness for, beliefs, and attitudes of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and CRC screening test in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 256 participants from two different tertiary level hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were recruited in this study. The participants were interviewed by a trained researcher between October and December 2015. All respondents answered a three-part questionnaire which included demographic data, questions related to CRC awareness, attitude, behaviour, and short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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
#13
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/27753435/recommendations-on-fecal-immunochemical-testing-to-screen-for-colorectal-neoplasia-a-consensus-statement-by-the-us-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
#14
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...
January 2017: 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
#15
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...
January 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747273/effect-of-quality-metric-monitoring-and-colonoscopy-performance
#16
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/27677350/types-of-gambling-and-levels-of-harm-a-uk-study-to-assess-severity-of-presentation-in-a-treatment-seeking-population
#17
Silvia Ronzitti, Emiliano Soldini, Vittorio Lutri, Neil Smith, Massimo Clerici, Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Background and aim Previous international research emphasized that some forms of gambling are more "addictive" than others. More recently, research has shown that we should shift our attention from the type of gambling activity to the level of involvement in a number of different gambling activities. The aim of our study was to verify whether a higher Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) score was associated with particular gambling activities and evaluate the impact of involvement on gambling behavior. Methods A total of 736 treatment-seeking individuals with gambling disorder were assessed at the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London...
September 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665580/diagnostic-value-of-methylated-septin9-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-a-meta-analysis
#18
Shirong Yan, Zijing Liu, Shuang Yu, Yixi Bao
BACKGROUND Septin9 is a member of GTP-binding protein family, and is used as a predictive diagnostic index. However, it has not been widely adopted due to inconsistent results reported in the literature. The present study was performed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of methylated Septin9 (mSEPT9) for colorectal cancer (CRC) and to evaluate its utility in CRC screening. MATERIAL AND METHODS After reviewing relevant studies, accuracy measures (pooled sensitivity and specificity, positive/negative likelihood ratio [PLR/NLR], and diagnostic odds ratio [DOR]) were calculated for mSEPT9 in the diagnosis of CRC...
September 25, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649702/colorectal-cancer-screening-patient-education-materials-how-effective-is-online-health-information
#19
Elizabeth Sheena John, Ann M John, David R Hansberry, Prashant J Thomas, Prateek Agarwal, Christopher Deitch, Sita Chokhavatia
PURPOSE: Patients screened for colorectal cancer (CRC) frequently turn to the Internet to improve their understanding of tests used for detection, including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood test (FOBT), and CT colonography. It was of interest to determine the quality and readability levels of online health information. METHODS: The screening tools were googled, and the top 20 results of each test were analyzed for readability, accessibility, usability, and reliability...
December 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618142/equity-and-practice-issues-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-mixed-methods-study
#20
Sandy Buchman, Linda Rozmovits, Richard H Glazier
OBJECTIVE: To investigate overall colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, patterns in the use of types of CRC screening, and sociodemographic characteristics associated with CRC screening; and to gain insight into physicians' perceptions about and use of fecal occult blood testing [FOBT] and colonoscopy for patients at average risk of CRC. DESIGN: Mixed-methods study using cross-sectional administrative data on patient sociodemographic characteristics and semistructured telephone interviews with physicians...
April 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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