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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137613/preoperative-t-staging-using-ct-colonography-with-multiplanar-reconstruction-for-very-low-rectal-cancer
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Dai Shida, Gen Iinuma, Akira Komono, Hiroki Ochiai, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Mototaka Miyake, Yukihide Kanemitsu
BACKGROUND: Preoperative T staging of lower rectal cancer is an important criterion for selecting intersphincteric resection (ISR) or abdominoperineal resection (APR) as well as selecting neoadjuvant therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of preoperative T staging using CT colonography (CTC) with multiplanar reconstruction (MPR), in which with the newest workstation the images can be analyzed with a slice thickness of 0.5 mm. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2013, 45 consecutive patients with very low rectal adenocarcinoma underwent CTC with MPR...
November 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129158/practical-gastrointestinal-investigation-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia
#2
Anjan K Banerjee, Valerio Celentano, Jim Khan, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Amanda Quine, Pradeep Bhandari
About 10% of oesophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs) and colonoscopies are done for investigation of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) . Much of the existing guidance on investigation of IDA predates CRC screening, which has driven significant improvements in colonoscopy quality and completion rates, as well as a reduction in Helicobacter pylori prevalence and increase in PPI usage, and therefore probably needs re-consideration. New investigations, e.g. CT colonography, enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy have also been introduced...
November 13, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109391/occult-spigelian-hernia-presenting-as-inability-to-complete-colon-cancer-screening-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-rectal-cancer
#3
Daniel Persinger, Marc D Basson
BACKGROUND While it is well known that abdominal wall hernias can pose obstacles for colonoscopy, these may not be obvious in obese patients, particularly when the hernia is in an unusual place. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old man presented with inability to complete colon cancer screening by means of colonoscopy or barium enema. On exam, he was noted to have a Spigelian hernia present in his left lower quadrant abdominal wall. CT colonography identified incarcerated sigmoid colon within the hernia accounting for his inability to complete colonoscopy or barium enema...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094497/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-older-adults-a-review
#4
REVIEW
Etienne Joosten
Anemia in older adults is a risk factor for numerous negative outcomes. There is no standard definition, but in most studies, anemia is defined as a hemoglobin value <12 g/dL for women and <13 g/dL for men. Absolute iron deficiency anemia is defined as the combination of anemia and the absence of total body iron. Serum ferritin is the most frequently used diagnostic parameter, but its concentration increases with age and in the presence of inflammatory diseases. Other laboratory tests, such as transferrin saturation, soluble transferrin receptor and the soluble transferrin receptor/ferritin index might provide useful information, but there is a wide variety in the cut-off values and interpretation of the results...
November 2, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040021/flexible-sigmoidoscopy-and-ct-colonography-screening-patients-experience-with-and-factors-for-undergoing-screening-insight-from-the-proteus-colon-trial
#5
Carlo Senore, Loredana Correale, Daniele Regge, Cesare Hassan, Gabriella Iussich, Marco Silvani, Arrigo Arrigoni, Lia Morra, Nereo Segnan
Purpose To compare the acceptability of computed tomographic (CT) colonography and flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening and the factors predicting CT colonographic screening participation, targeting participants in a randomized screening trial. Materials and Methods Eligible individuals aged 58 years (n = 1984) living in Turin, Italy, were randomly assigned to be invited to screening for colorectal cancer with FS or CT colonography. After individuals who had died or moved away (n = 28) were excluded, 264 of 976 (27...
October 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991559/imaging-and-screening-for-colorectal-cancer-with-ct-colonography
#6
REVIEW
Perry J Pickhardt
Despite being readily preventable, colorectal cancer ranks second behind only lung cancer in overall mortality. However, this situation could be reversed if screening tests that effectively detect advanced adenomas and early cancers were broadly applied. Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) reflects an ideal balance of minimal invasiveness with high-level performance, assuming all facets of the examination are appropriately addressed. Unfortunately, this promising screening test remains grossly underused...
November 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991080/prospective-trial-evaluating-the-surgical-anastomosis-at-one-year-colorectal-cancer-surveillance-ct-colonography-versus-optical-colonoscopy-and-implications-for-patient-care
#7
MULTICENTER STUDY
Perry J Pickhardt, Kristin Edwards, David H Bruining, Marc Gollub, Sonja Kupfer, Sam J Lubner, David H Kim, Eric Ross, Eileen Keenan, David S Weinberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of CT colonography versus optical colonoscopy for neoplastic involvement at the surgical anastomosis 1 year after curative-intent colorectal cancer resection. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS, AND INTERVENTIONS: Two hundred one patients (mean age, 58.6 years; 117 men, 84 women) underwent same-day contrast-enhanced CT colonography and colonoscopy approximately 1 year (mean, 12.1 months; median, 11.9 months) after colorectal cancer resection as part of a prospective, multicenter trial...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972802/trends-in-ct-colonography-bibliometric-analysis-of-the-100-most-cited-articles
#8
Mohammed Fahim Mohammed, Tejbir Chahal, Bo Gong, Nizar Bhulani, Michael O'Keefe, Timothy O'Connell, Savvas Nicolaou, Faisal Khosa
Our purpose was to identify the top 100 cited articles, which focused on CT colonography (CTC). This list could then be analysed to establish trends in CTC research while also identifying common characteristics of highly cited works. Web of Science search was used to create a database of scientific journals using our search terms. A total of 10,597 articles were returned from this search. Articles were included if they focused on diagnostic imaging, imaging technique, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical use, patient preference or trends in CTC...
December 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965706/preoperative-segmental-localization-of-colorectal-carcinoma-ct-colonography-vs-optical-colonoscopy
#9
T Offermans, F J Vogelaar, M Aquarius, M L G Janssen-Heijnen, P C G Simons
BACKGROUND: Adequate preoperative segmental localization of colorectal cancer is important to indicate the right surgical treatment. Preoperative localization has become more important in the era of minimally invasive surgery. The aim of this study was to compare optical colonoscopy (OC) and CT colonography (CTC) with respect to the error rates in the segmental localization of colorectal carcinoma. METHODS: A total of 420 patients with histopathologically proven colorectal carcinoma underwent CTC between December 2006 and February 2017...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812132/bowel-preparation-in-ct-colonography-is-diet-restriction-necessary-a-randomised-trial-dietsan
#10
Davide Bellini, Domenico De Santis, Damiano Caruso, Marco Rengo, Riccardo Ferrari, Tommaso Biondi, Andrea Laghi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether diet restriction affects quality of colon cleansing and patient tolerance during reduced bowel preparation for CT colonography (CTC). METHODS: Asymptomatic and symptomatic patients were enrolled in this pragmatic, single-centre, randomised trial. All patients were randomly assigned (1:1 ratio, blocks of ten) to receive a reduced bowel preparation and faecal tagging with (Diet-Restriction-Group [DR]) or without (No-Diet-Restriction-Group [NDR]) dietary restriction...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753031/computer-aided-detection-of-colorectal-polyps-at-ct-colonography-prospective-clinical-performance-and-third-party-reimbursement
#11
Timothy J Ziemlewicz, David H Kim, J Louis Hinshaw, Meghan G Lubner, Jessica B Robbins, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the initial clinical performance and third-party reimbursement rates of supplementary computer-aided detection (CAD) at CT colonography (CTC) for detecting colorectal polyps 6 mm or larger in routine clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the prospective clinical performance of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved CAD system in second-reader mode in 347 consecutive adults (mean age, 57.6 years; 205 women, 142 men) undergoing CTC evaluation over a 5-month period...
June 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734142/differences-between-genders-in-colorectal-morphology-on-ct-colonography-using-a-quantitative-approach-a-pilot-study
#12
Charles N Weber, Jason A Poff, Anna S Lev-Toaff, Marc S Levine, Hanna M Zafar
PURPOSE: To explore quantitative differences between genders in morphologic colonic metrics and determine metric reproducibility. METHODS: Quantitative colonic metrics from 20 male and 20 female CTC datasets were evaluated twice by two readers; all exams were performed after incomplete optical colonoscopy. Intra-/inter-reader reliability was measured with intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and concordance correlation coefficient (CCC). RESULTS: Women had overall decreased colonic volume, increased tortuosity and compactness and lower sigmoid apex height on CTC compared to men (p<0...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724866/effect-of-reduced-tube-voltage-on-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ct-colonography
#13
Yoshihiro Futamata, Tomoaki Koide, Riku Ihara
The normal tube voltage in computed tomography colonography (CTC) is 120 kV. Some reports indicate that the use of a low tube voltage (lower than 120 kV) technique plays a significant role in reduction of radiation dose. However, to determine whether a lower tube voltage can reduce radiation dose without compromising diagnostic accuracy, an evaluation of images that are obtained while maintaining the volume CT dose index (CTDIvol) is required. This study investigated the effect of reduced tube voltage in CTC, without modifying radiation dose (i...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696184/insurance-coverage-for-ct-colonography-screening-impact-on-overall-colorectal-cancer-screening-rates
#14
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...
September 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
#15
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/28681075/cost-analysis-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-with-ct-colonography-in-italy
#16
Paola Mantellini, Giuseppe Lippi, Lapo Sali, Grazia Grazzini, Silvia Delsanto, Beatrice Mallardi, Massimo Falchini, Guido Castiglione, Francesca Maria Carozzi, Mario Mascalchi, Stefano Milani, Leonardo Ventura, Marco Zappa
OBJECTIVE: Unit costs of screening CT colonography (CTC) can be useful for cost-effectiveness analyses and for health care decision-making. We evaluated the unit costs of CTC as a primary screening test for colorectal cancer in the setting of a randomized trial in Italy. METHODS: Data were collected within the randomized SAVE trial. Subjects were invited to screening CTC by mail and requested to have a pre-examination consultation. CTCs were performed with 64- and 128-slice CT scanners after reduced or full bowel preparation...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674967/adverse-events-during-ct-colonography-for-screening-diagnosis-and-preoperative-staging-of-colorectal-cancer-a-japanese-national-survey
#17
Koichi Nagata, Ken Takabayashi, Takaaki Yasuda, Michiaki Hirayama, Shungo Endo, Ryoichi Nozaki, Takenobu Shimada, Hidenori Kanazawa, Masanori Fujiwara, Norihito Shimizu, Tatema Iwatsuki, Teruaki Iwano, Hiroshi Saito
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the frequencies and magnitudes of adverse events associated with computed tomographic colonography (CTC) for screening, diagnosis and preoperative staging of colorectal cancer. METHODS: A Japanese national survey on CTC was administered by use of an online survey tool in the form of a questionnaire. The questions covered mortality, colorectal perforation, vasovagal reaction, total number of examinations, and examination procedures...
December 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647989/-accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasm-a-subgroup-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
H H Yu, H Y Huang, Y S Jiang, C Zhu, C G Guo, M Dai, X J Xing, J F Shi
Objective: To assess the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasm. Methods: Publications prior to January 2016 from the Medline, Embase, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP literature databases were systematically reviewed. A QUADAS checklist was used to assess the quality of the studies. According to the sizes of tumor (≥6 mm or ≥10 mm), diagnostic test accuracy indexes (area under the curve, sensitivity and specific) were pooled and stratified. Spearman correlation and curve of summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) were applied to comprehensively assess the threshold effect...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647771/detection-of-potentially-relevant-extracolonic-and-colorectal-findings-at-ct-colonography-in-a-low-risk-symptomatic-patient-population
#19
F R S Netz, P J Pickhardt, M L G Janssen Heijnen, P C G Simons
PURPOSE: CT colonography (CTC) is a widely accepted examination tool for detection of colorectal lesions but evidence of the proportions of relevant extracolonic findings (ECF) in a large symptomatic but still relatively low-risk cohort is lacking, as well as their relationship to symptoms, age, and sex. METHODS: All patients (n = 3208) with colorectal symptoms, imaged between January 2007 and September 2016 with first-time CTC, were retrospectively selected. The majority (96...
June 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
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
#20
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...
July 2017: Gastroenterology
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