Study says CT use OK for some colon cancers, yet challenging for lymph node involvement

CT has good sensitivity for the detection of colon cancers with tumors that have spread beyond the bowel wall, however, it remains a challenge in detecting nodal involvement, which could have considerable consequences given the increasing interest in neoadjuvant treatment for colon cancer. This finding was published in the November 2016 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) in an article ...

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DNA study offers blood test hope for bowel disease patients

Scientists have identified chemical changes in the DNA of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases that could improve screening for the conditions. The DNA changes can be detected in blood samples, paving the way for simple tests to aid diagnosis. Researchers say their findings shed light on how the diseases develop and could reveal new approaches to treatments. Inflammatory bowel diseases ...

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Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk

American Heart Association Meeting Report – Poster: M2019 – Session: LF.APS.P138 Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. Researchers compared 25,804 bariatric surgery patients in a Scandinavian obesity surgery registry to 13,701 Swedish ...

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CS Medical announces FDA 510(k) clearance of TD-8®

CS Medical is pleased to announce FDA 510(k) clearance of a new single-use, high-level disinfectant chemistry for the TD 100® Automated TEE Ultrasound Probe Disinfector. The FDA cleared high-level disinfectant TD-8 is OPA based and delivers a 5 minute high-level disinfection for TEE probes. The disinfectant will operate in the TD 100 identically to TD-5®, which was previously the only FDA ...

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Are bowel prep drinks a thing of the past?

In a story recently posted to CNN.com, a Boston, Mass. company, ColonaryConcepts, has come up with a new product that may replace the liquids that have been prescribed for years. Bowel preparation has been the number one complaint from those undergoing a colonoscopy. Please read the full story by clicking here.

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