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FDA Approves “PillCam” That You Swallow For Colonoscopy Procedures by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 05 Feb 2014 1:24am It’ been a long wait in the US as the PillCam has been approved for use in other countries for a number of years.  You swallow it and the imaging begins.  Of course it remains in your body for a while and then it takes the normal way out via the colon.  The PillCam costs $500.00 and is a lot less expensive than a regular colonoscopy.  Ini ... Read on »
Risks of Colonoscopy Procedures by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 5:20am < p>It’s indisputable that colonoscopy screening procedures save lives. If detected early, abnormal cells can be removed before they even become cancerous, with small to no chance of a reoccurrence. Yet, in the later stages of , the five-year survival rates can drop to as low as 7% if left unchecked. But, recent research has prompted concer ... Read on »
Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil by Medline Plus Posted Thu 30 May 2013 12:00pm Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Colonoscopy Read on »
HIV risk at Miami VA hospital – Colonoscopy equipment sterilization questioned by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 10:14am Back in January, the VA had another issue with sending instruments and other items via delivery service to another facility to sterilize, which to me doesn’t make sense. Sterilization at a VA Hospital – Should this be outsourced for another VA facility to sterilize tools and equipment used? I guess it’s a good thing all of these items are c ... Read on »
V.A. Hospital Patients Test Positive for Hepatitis – 18 So Far – Colonoscopy Tests with equipment not properly disinfected by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 May 2009 10:48pm The problems arose when proper disinfectant procedures were not followed, thus exposing patients to Hepatitis and HIV.  In a related post, Cuba has a vaccine for Hepatitis B, see the related reading below.  Are we missing out on this in the US?  It may be too late for the patients who had a colonoscopy procedure during the 5 year span.  Around 1 ... Read on »
Medicare Says No to covering 'virtual colonoscopy' by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 13 May 2009 10:47pm So much for all the supporters for using the process for screening I guess.  This has been debated for years and now it’s a no pay for Medicare.  Again, I guess it’s payment by treatment and not the health of the patient.  I could almost bet some of those folks at the VA who had the tests and are potential HIV or Hepatitis risks wished their ... Read on »
Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy Journal by Kim Wolinski, MSW "Dr. DeClutter" Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 22 Jun 2009 10:30pm If you’re reading this Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 9:30 a.m., I’m in the Longmont United Hospital starting my colonoscopy. I’m sure I could write up something creative about getting organized for one; not getting stressed over it, etc., but, Dave Barry does such a better job – I’ll just let him tell you about it! Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy Jou ... Read on »
Colonoscopy Week Live! - The Colonoscopy by Martin Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:36pm The colonoscopy requires you to have a sedative injection. It is imperative that you arrange for a responsible person to escort you home, either in their car or by taxi, as you will not be allowed to drive or go on public transport. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ESCORT, YOUR PROCEDURE WILL BE CANCELLED. Last Night. After my nominated escort ... Read on »
Have You Had Your Colonoscopy Yet? –A Ludicrous Colonoscopy Rule and the ACA by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Mon 14 Oct 2013 12:00am “An ounce of prevention” we all know is good medicine. An example is colonoscopy. It was time for mine so after some lengthy procrastination I called and set up an appointment which I soon found a perfectly good reason to postpone for a few weeks. A common occurrence. The government wants me (and you) to not procrastinate, at least not ... Read on »
COLONOSCOPY by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy allows a doctor to look inside the entire large intestine. The procedure enables the physician to see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. It is also used to look for causes of unexplained changes ... Read on »