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by Larissa Biggers, on November 20, 2018

Beginning in 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General designated Thanksgiving National Family Health History Day. What does that mean for you? It’s pretty simple; as you gather with your relatives for …

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Topics:colonoscopyscreeningadenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancer

by Larissa Biggers, on November 16, 2018

Waiting is hating Americans hate to wait, whether it’s for food, Internet connectivity, or a green light. So it should come as no surprise that the more time patients spend …

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Topics:colonoscopyendoscopyscreeninghealthcare costsGI nursingendoscopy nursinglooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous colonhospital costspatient experiencececal intubation timeColoWrap

by Larissa Biggers, on November 09, 2018

A recently published study in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research found that use of ColoWrap significantly enhanced adenoma detection in obese patients, females, and patients 60 and older. In addition, …

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Topics:colonoscopyscreeningadenomaCRCcolorectal cancerSSAADRsessile serrated polypSSPColoWrap

by Stacy Hurt, on November 02, 2018

“It’s probably IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or internal hemorrhoids, but let’s get a colonoscopy just to be sure,” my physician said. It wasn’t IBS or internal hemorrhoids. It was stage …

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Topics:colonoscopyscreeningCRCcolorectal cancerGYRIGColon Cancer CoalitionStacy HurtGreg SimonGet Your Rear in GearSarah DeBordBiden Cancer Initiative

by Larissa Biggers, on October 26, 2018

Research consistently shows that the adenoma detection rate (ADR) is higher the more time spent withdrawing the scope. In fact, a presentation at the 2018 meeting of the American College of …

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Topics:endocopyadenomaabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloncecal intubation timewithdrawal time

by Larissa Biggers, on October 19, 2018

All physicians want to provide superior care for their patients, but practicing medicine today can be complicated. In the last decade, doctors have been tasked with navigating new technologies, government mandates, …

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Topics:endocopyscreeningadenomasafe patient hadlingabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopybowel prep colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloninjury endoscopistGI injurynurse injurypatient experiencewomen in GI

by Larissa Biggers, on October 12, 2018

I attended ACG 2018 to represent my company whose mission is to make colonoscopy easier, safer, and more effective . I am also the daughter of a Stage IV colon cancer …

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Topics:endocopyadenomaendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancerACG 2018ACG 2018 Annual Conference#ACG2018GYRIGHealio

by Larissa Biggers, on September 28, 2018

A mainstay U.S. gastroenterology event is set to take place October 5 through 10 in Philadelphia, PA: the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course. The agenda is jam-packed with …

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Topics:endocopyadenomaendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancerACG 2018ACG 2018 Annual Conference#ACG2018

by Larissa Biggers, on September 21, 2018

Why would you have a sedation-free colonoscopy, when the norm is sleeping through the procedure and having no recollection of it? You Wouldn't Be the Only One First of all, …

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Topics:nurseendocopypatientscreeningadenomapolypDeep sedationPropofolPropofol for colonoscopypatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursingendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancerhospital costspatient experience

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

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