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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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The primary aim was to examine factors associated with the odds of receiving a repeat colonoscopy [less than or equal to] 6 months following an index colonoscopy.
The kit, to be available by prescription, is comprised of nutritionally balanced bars and beverages incorporating the standard purgative active ingredient, PEG 3350, which a patient consumes during the 24 hours prior to colonoscopy.
The Asia colonoscopy devices market is expected to witness growth in the coming years as well, owing to the factors such as, increase in the investments, funds, and grants made by the government bodies, increased awareness among patients for minimally invasive surgeries, rising geriatric population, and technological advancements taking place in the field of healthcare.
Repeat surveillance colonoscopy earlier than recommended may increase healthcare costs, and delayed surveillance colonoscopy may lead to an interval cancer.
Accurately assessing which colonoscopies are likely to be screening colonoscopies can thus indicate the impact of the policy change, as well as the number of beneficiaries wrongly being billed for their colonoscopy. Various algorithms have been proposed and used to classify colonoscopy indications using electronic or paper medical records, (21-27) but to date, no studies have compared them or evaluated them.
The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act make a long-overdue fix to Medicare to ensure seniors arent charged for a colonoscopy regardless of whether or not a polyp or tissue is removed.
The city's health officials recommend that New Yorkers at average risk for colorectal cancer first get screened at 50 years old, noting that an adult older than 50 whose colonoscopy reveals early-stage cancer typically has a five-year survival rate of 92 percent.
Second, we investigated the examination performance of PQL in patients with a past history of colonoscopy using SD scopes.
Colonoscopy offers an effective diagnostic and therapeutic management opportunity for colorectal disorders.
The investigators compared outcomes among the 27,176 patients who had follow-up colonoscopy within 30 days (the reference group) against those of patients who had follow-up colonoscopy after two months (24,644 patients), three months (8,666 patients), 4-6 months (5,251 patients), 7-9 months (1,335 patients), 10-12 months (748 patients), or more than 12 months (2,304 patients).
Unlike standard colonoscopy, no sedation is required.
Finding precancerous polyps means screening, and removal of the polyps means colonoscopy. There are alternatives to screening colonoscopy, however."