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Tag Archives: Screening
Should Everybody Be Tested for Celiac Disease?
Not only does celiac disease cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloating—untreated disease leads to progressive bone loss and derangements, increasing the risk for early osteoporosis and fractures of the hip and vertebrae. The June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged antibody, assay, Celiac Disease, efficacy, IgA, risk factor, Screening, serologic, serum, sprue, testing, tTG 4 Comments
Why Do People Still Develop Colorectal Cancer After Colonoscopy?
Some people who receive screening colonoscopies are still at risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) because neoplastic polyps found are not completely removed, according to the January issue of Gastroenterology. While the quality of colonoscopy examinations has focused on polyp detection, … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenoma removal, cancer prevention, Colon Cancer, detection, incomplete resection, polyp, rate, Screening, Surgery, technique, Tumor 1 Comment
Can Imaging Identify the Most Dangerous Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms?
Endoscopic ultrasound can be used to identify cystic neoplasms of the pancreas that are most likely to become malignant, according to the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Mucus-producing cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged cysts, diagnostics, neoplasm, Pancreatic cancer, prognosis, radiology, risk factors, Screening, test, Tumor Leave a comment
Does Celiac Disease Increase the Risk of GI Cancer?
People with celiac disease do not have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, according to a large population-based study from Peter Elfström et al. in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Celiac disease has been associated … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged cancer risk, celiac, diet, Epidemiology, gluten, intestinal inflammation, Screening, Tumor 2 Comments
In CRC Screening, Location Matters
Colonoscopy screening reduces mortality from cancers of the distal, but not proximal, colon, according to a study published in the October issue of Gastroenterology. Harminder Singh et al. studied mortality from CRC among more than 55,000 people that had received … Continue reading
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Does Polyp Size Matter?
Computed tomography colonography (CTC) is a useful tool for colon cancer screening. The challenge, however, is determining which lesions are most dangerous—should some be treated aggressively and others just monitored or ignored? Does size matter? In the July issue of … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged Colonoscopy, Colorectal Polyps, CT Colonography, Polyp Histology, Screening, Virtual Colonoscopy 1 Comment