Early colonoscopy changes outcome – a case example

Shawn Ryan’s colorectal cancer was discovered during a routine colonoscopy at a stage where an advanced laparoscopic procedure could be used to remove it, sparing the New Jersey man from needing a colostomy.  I find that people’s biggest fear about the G.I. tract in general is the need for a colostomy. It is important to

Factors identified which can predict risk in colitis

Clinical measures can predict risks in acute severe colitis A study in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found evaluating clinical features in patients with acute severe colitis may help predict the long-term risk of colectomy and steroid dependence. The four measures included in the study were patient response on day seven of hospitalization, steroid