Dilhana S Badurdeen

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PURPOSE Anecdotal evidence suggests that patient compliance with colonoscopy is poorer with Monday procedures and better during the winter months because "there is not much else to do." We examined patients' compliance with scheduled outpatient endoscopy by time of the day, days of the week, and seasons of the year. METHODS We included 2873 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Obesity is a risk factor for colorectal neoplasia. Lifestyle modifications, including weight loss, have been advocated to reduce the risk. However, no prospective study has evaluated whether weight loss actually affects adenoma recurrence. The aim of this study was to examine whether weight change (loss or gain) over 4 years is(More)
BACKGROUND Colonoscopy may be less efficacious in reducing colorectal cancer mortality in the proximal compared with the distal colon. A greater likelihood for missed and recurrent adenomas in the proximal colon may contribute to this phenomenon. OBJECTIVE To examine whether a proximal adenoma is associated with the risk and location of missed and(More)
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