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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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A recent major study shows that screening Medicare patients with CT colonography would cost 29 percent less than with optical colonoscopy and save up to $1.
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Although colonoscopy has been done at BUMC for over 40 years, there has never been a comprehensive assessment of complications.
At the same time, one-quarter of study patients identified as higher risk based on initial colonoscopy findings failed to receive follow-up colonoscopy within the recommended three or five year time period.
Sedation and anaesthesia for colonoscopy form a continuum from drowsiness and anxiolysis to complete unconsciousness.
Because of that, and because there is some family history of polyps, Wu recommended that I have my next colonoscopy in seven years, as opposed to the 10 it would be with no evidence of polyps.
A feasibility study of probiotics pretreatment as a bowel preparation for colonoscopy in constipated patients.
In the United States, in Germany (where this study took place), and in many other countries, health authorities recommend colonoscopy for everyone 50 and older.
The study analyzed findings from 44,350 participants in a national screening colonoscopy program from 2007-2010.
Virtual colonoscopy "can overcome patient objections to being screened, detect cancer early when it is most treatable, and ultimately save lives.