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POSTED ON 09/11/2014
A diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) has been recommended in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In a recent randomized trial, 30 patients with IBS and 8 healthy controls were assigned to 21 days of either a diet low in FODMAPs or a moderate F...
POSTED ON 09/11/2014
Some guidelines have suggested that screening for colon cancer should stop after 75 years or 85 years at the latest. However recently, older adults who have never been screened for CRC (23 percent of US elderly individuals), one-time screening appears to be cost-effective up to age 86 years based...
POSTED ON 09/11/2014
The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported in a study of over 300,000 colonoscopies, rates of adenoma detection among 136 gastroenterologists varied from 7.4 to 52.5 percent. Patients who had screening colonoscopy performed by gastroenterologists with higher rates of detecting adenomas...
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