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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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Batool Urooj discussed five years experience of colonscopy at Civil Hospital Karachi.
At time of consultation, if colonscopy had been performed, mild UC would have been the diagnosis; at time of diagnosis, the patient met 4 of 8 criteria for severe UC despite missing data for other criteria (erythrocyte sedimentation rate was not checked, he was malnutritioned, and he was on a beta blocker potentially masking other criteria) (Table).
Consensus on current clinical practice of virtual colonscopy. AJR Am J Roentgenol.
Aimed at health-care professionals who are interested in learning more about colonscopy (though also useful for the experienced gastroenterologist), this atlas begins with a very detailed guide to equipment and examination techniques, complete with three-dimensional computerized views of scope positioning, photographs demonstrating how to apply pressure over each colon section, and illustrations demonstrating loop techniques.
Pediatric upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and colonscopy. In: Lifschitz CH (ed.).
Soebiandono said Suharto refused to receive ''heavy'' medical treatment such as a colonscopy, which is mainly used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum.
My daughter (in her 50s) had an onslaught of flatulence, and after determining everything was okay per colonscopy, she started eating yogurt with live cultures and acidophilus.
How can you forget to do a BE after incomplete colonscopy?
Table 4--Predictors of Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Colonscopy Screening Use CRC Screening Procedure Variable Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Marginal Patient Characteristics Adj.
(14) Sn, sensitivity; Sp, specificity; PV+, positive predictive value Table 2 Probability of organic disease in irritable bowel syndrome patients Pretest Prevalence-- probability-- general Disease IBS patients (%) population (%) Colitis/inflammatory 0.51-0.98 0.3-1.2 inflammatory bowel disease Colon cancer 0-0.51 4-6 Celiac disease 4.67 0.25-0.5 Gastrointestinal infection 0-1.7 N/A Thyroid dysfunction 6 5-9 Lactose malabsorption 22-26 25 Disease Comments Colitis/inflammatory Structural colon lesions inflammatory bowel were detected with barium disease enema, colonscopy, sigmoidoscopy Colon cancer Structural colon lesions were detected with barium enema, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy Celiac disease Note: celiac disease prevalence higher than in general population.
Q: Researchers recently reported on the "Couric effect"--a 20 percent increase in the number of people who underwent colonoscopies--after your televised colonscopy on the Today show.