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Staying Out of the Loop / gastroenterologist (2)

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 September 14, 2018

One physician’s response to a Dallas Medical Journal survey has evoked angry retorts and refueled discussion about inequities between male and female physicians. Dallas County Medical Society members were asked …

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Topics:gastroenterologistpay gapgender inequitywomen in GIfemale gastroenterologist

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 …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerendoscopylooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloninjury endoscopistGI injury

by Marybeth Spanarkel, M.D., 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 …

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

by Marybeth Spanarkel, M.D., 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 …

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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

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