The increased numbers of small, precancerous non-advanced adenomas that are detected with high-definition colonoscopes do not appear to pose a heightened risk of metachronous advanced neoplasia, Cleveland Clinic researchers have determined, raising the prospect of a longer colonoscopy surveillance interval for these patients.
Investigators recently discovered three modifiable factors that were inversely associated with inadequate bowel preparation on the second colonoscopy.
A large, single-center retrospective study presented at DDW2018 examined the impact of endoscopist characteristics on the detection rates of adenomas and proximal sessile serrated polyps (pSSPs). Dr. Carol Burke explains the findings.
Our advice for a bowel prep that’s well-tolerated by patients with a history of bariatric surgery and provides adequate colon cleansing before colonoscopy.
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Your patients are never going to enjoy a colonoscopy. But doing what they can to allay their fears is well worth the effort. James Church, MD, explains.
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