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Staying Out of the Loop / looping in colonoscopy (2)

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 …

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by Larissa Biggers, on September 07, 2018

Nurses who handle patients on a regular basis are likely to get injured, sooner or later. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing has the highest rate of …

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Topics:patientsafe patient handlinghealthcare costspatient safetyGI nursingendoscopy nursinglooping in colonoscopynurse injuryhospital 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 …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerendoscopylooping in colonoscopyendoscopistdifficult colonoscopygastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancertortuous coloninjury endoscopistGI injury

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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by Larissa Biggers, on July 27, 2018

What is looping? During colonoscopy, looping is a frequent challenge. It occurs when the colonoscope stretches and distends the colon in response to the physician’s efforts to advance the scope …

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Topics:colonoscopyabdominal pain colonoscopyGI nursingendoscopy nursingabdominal pressure colonoscopylooping in colonoscopy

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