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by Larissa Biggers, on August 31, 2018

The safety and comfort of patients undergoing colonoscopy is of paramount importance to hospitals, providers, and of course, the patients themselves. But what about the physicians performing the procedure? It might be news to those outside the …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerendoscopylooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloninjury endoscopistGI injury

by Marybeth Spanarkel, on August 24, 2018

What do we really know about fiber and colon health? Certainly, if you believe media reports and marketing campaigns, you might think that fiber was the panacea for a wide variety …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistfiberfiber and weight lossfiber and gasfiber and IBStortuous colonfiber and constipationfiber and bloating

by Marybeth Spanarkel, on August 17, 2018

Observational studies indicate that colonoscopy lowers colorectal cancer (CRC) rates and mortality in the general population. In support of these findings, a large-case control study showed that the procedure can significantly …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningadenomapolyplooping in colonoscopyendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancerSSAserrated sessile adenoma

by Larissa Biggers, on August 10, 2018

The Definition of “Difficult” A difficult colonoscopy is one “in which the endoscopist has trouble getting through the entire colon or fails to do so,” said Dr. Jerome Waye, in …

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Topics:colonoscopysafe patient handlingabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologist

by Larissa Biggers, on August 03, 2018

If Colonoscopy Is the Gold Standard, Why Is Compliance So Low? In 2018, 50,630 people in the United States will die of colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningpolyphealthcare costspatient safetyabdominal pain colonoscopybowel prep colonoscopy

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