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CT colon screening without bowel prep IDs adenomas 10 mm and larger

Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) without bowel preparation correctly identified more than 90% of adenomas ≥10 mm in a recent multicenter study. Key Point: Laxative-free colonography is accurate at detecting adenomas 10 mm and larger but is less reliable for detecting smaller lesions. Most polyps that affect survival are 10 mm… 

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New colorectal cancer screening guidance based on review of multiple guidelines

A comprehensive review of several medical groups’ guidelines for colorectal screening has resulted in a new guidance statement that includes a number of useful recommendations. Key Point: The ACP’s critical review of multiple guidelines offers guidance regarding colorectal cancer screening. In searching the National Guidelines Clearinghouse developed in the United… 

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Colonoscopy reduces death rate from colorectal cancer; more adenomas discovered with colonoscopy than FIT

Two new studies confirm the value of colonoscopy in detecting advanced colorectal cancer and reducing mortality. Key Point: Colonoscopy is an effective screening test for detecting adenomas and reducing mortality from colorectal cancer. Fecal immunochemical testing is not an adequate substitute for colonoscopy. You should recommend screening colonoscopies to your… 

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