Patients were less likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer between colonoscopies if the physician doing their screenings had an adenoma detection rate of at least 20%, a study found. Researchers suggested physicians track their polyp detection rate and provide the data to patients.
Families who deal with food allergies find it is expensive and challenging to handle even everyday tasks such as grocery shopping. Managing allergies and the associated costs requires a clear diagnosis from a physician, knowledge of special foods and products, and a supply of epinephrine auto injectors, or EpiPens, in case of a reaction.
A study of more than 2,500 IBS patients found peppermint oil, antispasmodics and fiber were effective for treating IBS and showed no side effects. Researchers say these older treatments should be considered as first-line treatment for some patients.
Researchers in the Netherlands report 22% of IBD patients in their study developed colon cancer before the starting point of screening recommendations. The researchers said screening should be based on patient risk factors, such as disease severity, age of IBD onset and family history of colorectal cancer.