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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/28812118/-long-term-results-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-using-sigmoidoscopy-uk-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-screening-trial-ukfsst
#2
M Ebert, S Nitschmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803550/palliative-end-ileostomy-and-gastrojejunostomy-for-a-metastatic-distal-transverse-colonic-malignancy-complicated-by-a-proximal-duodenocolic-fistula-a-case-report
#3
Gnanaselvam Pamathy, Umesh Jayarajah, Yapa Hamillage Hemantha Gunathilaka, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh
BACKGROUND: Fistulae between the colon and upper gastrointestinal tract are distressing and uncommon complications of malignancies involving this region. We report a case of a middle-aged man with a locally advanced and metastatic distal transverse colon malignancy who presented with a duodenocolic fistula proximal to the primary tumor and underwent palliative surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Sri Lankan man presented to our hospital with a history of feculent vomiting of 1 week's duration preceded by worsening constipation and abdominal fullness of 2 months' duration...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762140/the-use-of-a-transparent-cap-in-sigmoidoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-on-pain-time-and-success-rate
#4
Magnus Ploug, Jacob Kvist Poulsen, Henning Quist Jensen, Michael Achiam
Trials on cap-assisted colonoscopy have shown a reduction in pain, faster intubation time and a higher success rate attributed to the use of the cap. No similar studies have been published on sigmoidoscopy even though it is a common procedure associated with significant pain. Our objective was to investigate whether the use of a transparent cap for sigmoidoscopy has an impact on pain, time or success rate. To mimic the tendencies of daily clinical practice, the trainee endoscopist performed the procedures, and no analgesics or sedatives were used...
August 1, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753230/a-centralized-mailed-program-with-stepped-increases-of-support-increases-time-in-compliance-with-colorectal-cancer-screening-guidelines-over-5-years-a-randomized-trial
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Beverly B Green, Melissa L Anderson, Andrea J Cook, Jessica Chubak, Sharon Fuller, Richard T Meenan, Sally W Vernon
BACKGROUND: Screening over many years is required to optimize reductions in colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality. However, no prior trials have compared strategies for obtaining long-term adherence. METHODS: Systems of Support to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up was implemented in an integrated health care organization in Washington State. Between 2008 and 2009, 4675 individuals aged 50 to 74 years were randomized to receive the usual care (UC), which included clinic-based strategies to increase CRC screening (arm 1), or, in years 1 and 2, mailings with a call-in number for colonoscopy and mailed fecal tests (arm 2), mailings plus brief telephone assistance (arm 3), or mailings and assistance plus nurse navigation (arm 4)...
July 28, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746970/-french-comment-on-article-risk-of-infection-following-colonoscopy-and-sigmoidoscopy-in-symptomatic-patients
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739489/colonoscopy-and-sigmoidoscopy-use-among-older-adults-in-different-countries-a-systematic-review
#7
REVIEW
Chen Chen, Eileen Läcke, Christian Stock, Michael Hoffmeister, Hermann Brenner
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) by colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing CRC incidence and mortality, and they are increasingly employed as screening tests and for diagnostic purposes in many countries. We conducted a systematic review to provide up-to-date estimates on the utilization of lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy) in the general average-risk population in different countries. PubMed and Web of Science were searched for relevant articles published between 1 September 2008 and 31 October 2016...
July 21, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719012/the-impact-of-immunoglobulin-in-acute-hiv-infection-on-the-hiv-reservoir-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Tiraboschi, S Ray, K Patel, A Teague, M Pace, P Phalora, N Robinson, E Hopkins, J Meyerowitz, Y Wang, J Cason, S Kaye, J Sanderson, P Klenerman, S Fidler, J Frater, J Fox
OBJECTIVES: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) during acute HIV infection (AHI) restricts the HIV reservoir, but additional interventions are necessary to induce a cure. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is not HIV-specific but is safe and temporarily reduces the HIV reservoir in chronic HIV infection. We present a randomized controlled trial to investigate whether IVIG plus ART in AHI reduces the HIV reservoir and immune activation compared with ART alone. METHODS: Ten men with AHI (Fiebig II-IV) initiated ART (tenofovir, entricitabine, ritonavir boosted darunavir and raltegravir) at HIV-1 diagnosis and were randomized to ART alone or ART plus 5 days of IVIG, once virally suppressed (week 19)...
July 18, 2017: HIV Medicine
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
#9
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/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
#10
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
#11
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/28685889/correlates-of-community-based-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-a-rural-population-the-role-of-fatalism
#12
Richard A Crosby, Tom Collins
One largely unexplored barrier to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is fatalistic beliefs about cancer. The purpose of this study was to identify correlates of ever having endoscopy screenings for CRC and to determine whether fatalism plays a unique role. Because evidence suggests that cancer-associated fatalistic beliefs may be particularly common among rural Americans, the study was conducted in a medically underserved area of rural Appalachia.  METHODS: Rural residents (N = 260) between 51 and 75 years of age, from a medically underserved area of Appalachia, Kentucky, were recruited for a cross-sectional study...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667446/diagnostic-performance-of-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-combined-with-fecal-immunochemical-test-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-meta-analysis-and-modeling
#13
Tobias Niedermaier, Korbinian Weigl, Michael Hoffmeister, Hermann Brenner
Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), which reliably detects neoplasms in the distal colon and rectum but not in the proximal colon, has been shown to reduce incidence and mortality of distal colorectal cancer (CRC). Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) detect the majority of CRCs and some proportion of adenomas also in the proximal colon. We assessed the expected diagnostic performance of combined application of FS and FIT. We systematically reviewed screening studies conducted in an average risk population that reported specificities and site-specific sensitivities of FITs for detection of CRC or advanced adenoma (AA)...
June 30, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630239/an-unusual-case-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infection-with-pseudomembranous-colitis-like-lesions-associated-with-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-and-neurological-sequelae
#14
James Kennedy, Lauren Simmonds, Robert Orme, Warren Doherty
A 75-year-old man was admitted with abdominal pain and fresh rectal bleeding. Significantly, he had no risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection. An abdominal CT demonstrated colonic thickening, and flexible sigmoidoscopy identified pseudomembranous colitis-like lesions. After initial treatment as C. difficile colitis, a stool sample revealed Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection. Antibiotic therapy was stopped due to the risk of lysis-mediated toxin release, but unfortunately, the patient continued to deteriorate...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626069/how-many-deaths-from-colorectal-cancer-can-be-prevented-by-2030-a-scenario-based-quantification-of-risk-factor-modification-screening-and-treatment-in-norway
#15
Katrine Damgaard Skyrud, Tor Age Myklebust, Freddie Bray, Morten Tandberg Eriksen, Thomas de Lange, Inger Kristin Larsen, Bjørn Møller
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality can be reduced through risk factor modification (adherence to lifestyle recommendations), screening, and improved treatment. This study estimated the potential of these three strategies to modify CRC mortality rates in Norway. METHODS: The potential reduction in CRC mortality due to risk factor modification was estimated using the software Prevent, assuming that 50% of the population in Norway-who do not adhere to the various recommendations concerning prevention of smoking, physical activity, body weight, and intake of alcohol, red/processed meat, and fiber-started to follow the recommendations...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623248/dieulafoy-s-lesion-of-the-anal-canal-a-rare-cause-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#16
Ahmed Khalid, Husham Abdelrahman, Syed Muhammad Ali, Ejaz Ahmed Latif, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
BACKGROUND Dieulafoy's lesion of the anal canal is an uncommon cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to rupture of a submucosal artery. This could be an under-recognized cause of hemorrhagic shock in rare cases. CASE REPORT We present 2 cases admitted with bleeding per rectum and hemorrhagic shock, and both were diagnosed as Dieulafoy's lesion of the anal canal on sigmoidoscopy. One case was treated surgically and the second was managed endoscopically. CONCLUSIONS Dieulafoy's lesion of the anal canal can be a source of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614168/glove-port-transanal-excision-of-rectal-tumors-an-alternative-method-for-rectal-tumor-excision-single-center-experience
#17
Sridhar Dharamavaram, Dimple Sapre, Ahmed M A Mohammed, Krishnamurthy Badrinath
AIM: Transanal minimal invasive surgery has been practiced for several years for excision of rectal tumors however there is no standard consensus about its applications. This minimally invasive approach helps in avoiding major rectal resections and its associated risk of mortality and morbidity.The aim of this study is to describe a single center experience with transanal glove port excision of rectal tumors which are not amenable to colonoscopic excision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between the years 2011 and 2014, 9 patients underwent glove port excision of rectal tumors located within 15 cm from the anal verge...
August 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600072/colorectal-cancer-screening-recommendations-for-physicians-and-patients-from-the-u-s-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
#18
Douglas K Rex, C Richard Boland, Jason A Dominitz, Francis M Giardiello, David A Johnson, Tonya Kaltenbach, Theodore R Levin, David Lieberman, Douglas J Robertson
This document updates the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force of Colorectal Cancer (MSTF), which represents the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. CRC screening tests are ranked in 3 tiers based on performance features, costs, and practical considerations. The first-tier tests are colonoscopy every 10 years and annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Colonoscopy and FIT are recommended as the cornerstones of screening regardless of how screening is offered...
June 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572877/does-music-reduce-anxiety-and-discomfort-during-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Arun P Shanmuganandan, Muhammad R Sameem Siddiqui, Nicholas Farkas, Kiran Sran, Rhys Thomas, Said Mohamed, Robert I Swift, Al Mutaz Abulafi
AIM: To investigate the role of music in reducing anxiety and discomfort during flexible sigmoidoscopy. METHODS: A systematic review of all comparative studies up to November 2016, without language restriction that were identified from MEDLINE and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (1960-2016), and EMBASE (1991-2016). Further searches were performed using the bibliographies of articles and abstracts from major conferences such as the ESCP, NCRI, ASGBI and ASCRS...
May 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562114/macroscopic-findings-incidence-and-characteristics-of-microscopic-colitis-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-from-the-united-kingdom
#20
John S Kane, Olorunda Rotimi, Alexander C Ford
OBJECTIVE: Microscopic colitis (MC) is classically associated with normal or near-normal endoscopic appearances. However, non-specific macroscopic findings have been described, the importance of biopsy location for confirming a diagnosis of MC is unclear, and reported incidence data from the United Kingdom are limited. This study was designed to assess macroscopic features, incidence, demographics, and location and positivity of biopsy samples in MC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of individuals with newly diagnosed MC...
September 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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