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colonoscopy

[‚kō·lə′näs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Visual examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of an endoscope.
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71% in those with nonadvanced adenomas who had one or more subsequent colonoscopies, and 0.
The study included 1,429 patients 50 to 65 years old who underwent their first screening colonoscopy between 2001 and 2010; and underwent an additional 871 follow-up colonoscopies during a median follow-up of six years.
Colon cancer is a serious and sometimes fatal disease, but colonoscopies provide an important tool to fight this deadly disease.
That finding probably means 50-and-older HIV-positive people can protect themselves from colon cancer by having regular colonoscopies.
Afternoon colonoscopies have higher failure rates than morning colonoscopies.
I have urged other family members to get colonoscopies, and they have done so with happy results.
Less invasive tests, such as fecal-blood tests and barium enemas, provide less information about a patient's cancer risk than colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies do, and they must be repeated more frequently.
Most colonoscopies are done on an outpatient basis with sedation prescribed to minimize discomfort.
Macrae et al[12] describe a series of 5000 colonoscopies in which the incidence of perforation was 0.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides what researchers are calling the best evidence yet that colonoscopies prevent people from dying from colon cancer.
A study published March 5 in Annals of Internal Medicine found that people with advanced colorectal cancer had fewer colonoscopies than their cancer-free peers.
SAN DIEGO -- Elderly patients who never previously underwent screening colonoscopy have a high prevalence of colorectal cancer and could benefit from screening if they are healthy and functional and have a life expectancy of at least about 7 years, according to a review of colonoscopies done on people aged 76-85 years at one U.