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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 »
Johnson and Johnson Wants to Replace Anesthesiologists With Robots for Low Risk Procedures Such As Colonoscopies–Getting C by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Sep 2013 12:00am Johnson and Johnson is about become one of the “evil” companies with the new device to replace anesthesiologists and you know what, their savings don’t amount to beans as far as the over all picture of what is spent on healthcare.  Back in 2008 I wrote about the McSleepy machine in Canada but it was attached to a cell phone for an anesthesiolog ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 Repeats Greater with Non-Specialists by Medline Plus Posted Fri 03 Sep 2010 12:07pm Friday, September 3, 2010    By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who have a colonoscopy performed by a family doctor, internist or general surgeon are somewhat more likely to need another one within a year compared with those who have the procedure done by ... Read on »
FROM JINI PATEL- COLONOSCOPY DANGERS by Jay Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:02pm COLONOSCOPY DANGERS – What You Need To Know JINI on September-8-09 The next time your doctor suggests you have another colonoscopy done, first take the time to really weigh up the risks versus the possible benefits. Did you know it is impossible to sterilize a colonoscope? Don’t be surprised if even your doctor doesn’t know this. I’ve p ... Read on »
FROM JINI PATEL- COLONOSCOPY DANGERS by Jay Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm COLONOSCOPY DANGERS – What You Need To Know JINI on September-8-09 The next time your doctor suggests you have another colonoscopy done, first take the time to really weigh up the risks versus the possible benefits. Did you know it is impossible to sterilize a colonoscope? Don’t be surprised if even your doctor doesn’t know this. I’ve pr ... Read on »