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Colonoscopy Risks Increase With ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 10:42pm Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness 17 june 2009-- Screening colonoscopies for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly patients, a new study finds. Of all the screening methods for colon cancer, a colonoscopy is considered the gold standard because it not only finds, but also removes, cancerous and precancerous lesion ... Read on »
PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS COLITIS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Background: Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a disease process commonly associated with hospitalization and prior antibiotic exposure. Initially thought to be caused by staphylococcal infection, PMC is now believed to be caused almost exclusively by toxins produced by Clostridium difficile. The identification of C difficile as a common eti ... Read on »
Virtual Colonoscopy Safer for Older Patients by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Mar 2010 5:48am Screening by virtual colonoscopy is just as effective and potentially safer than traditional screening methods for older patients at risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new report from the American College of Radiology. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health looked at the use of “computed t ... Read on »
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: Two Completely Preventable Colon Diseases by Donna Earnest Pravel Posted Sun 03 Jun 2012 12:56pm Hey y'all! Last weekend my youngest son graduated from high school! It was a great experience but I didn't have time to create a new blog post. Today, however, I want to get into how the colon can progress from being healthy to being so diseased doctors want to cut parts of it out. All of this can be prevented by taking care of our bodies na ... Read on »
Study Finds Sigmoidoscopy Reduces Colorectal Cancer Rates by Medline Plus Posted Mon 21 May 2012 12:38pm Flexible sigmoidoscopy, a screening test for colorectal cancer that is less invasive and has fewer side effects than colonoscopy, is effective in reducing the rates of new cases and deaths due to colorectal cancer, according to research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, p ... Read on »
Should Belly Fat Prompt Early Colon Cancer Screens? by Medline Plus Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 1:25pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010    By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large waistline more than doubles the risk that people in their 40s will develop precancerous cells in the colon, according to Korean researchers. The chances ... Read on »
Colonic Irrigation For Weight Loss? by hikerrd Posted Thu 19 Jan 2012 10:39pm Colonic irrigation may seem like a positive, "relaxing"and necessary procedure but... I’m okay with my weight, and with my body. Most days, that is. But what if I opened my email to find a Groupon that lured me with the promise of feeling better, of losing weight, of being cleaner, healthier? And what if I passed o ... Read on »
A Little Quality Time by flakymn Posted Sat 11 Feb 2006 12:00am Last night JB was supposed to be on call overnight. I was a little disappointed about this. It was Friday night and the opening ceremonies were on television. But around 8:30, he came home and surprised me. He was only home for a bit -- we went to sleep about 9:30 or 10:00 and he was paged to go back in at 1:00 in the morning. But it was nice to ... Read on »
Vlog- Colon Issues by Florence F. Patient Expert Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:48pm So!  It's been almost two weeks since I uploaded my first vlog.  I did another one this afternoon and you can watch it below.  I decided to do a bit of a "series" where I will discuss things that I have experienced that were not specifically kidney related as there are a few. The video below is about the time I ended up with a perforated colon ... Read on »
Medical Complications and Medical Negligence: What's the Difference? by MKirschMD Posted Sun 16 Sep 2012 6:00am The day before this writing, a patient who was minutes away from his colonoscopy, asked me how many colonoscopies I had performed. Before I could answer, he quickly followed-up asking if any of my patients developed perforation of the colon after the procedure. I satisfied his initial inquiry when I informed him that I have intruded into a ... Read on »