Jaume Grau

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BACKGROUND Colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) are accepted strategies for colorectal-cancer screening in the average-risk population. METHODS In this randomized, controlled trial involving asymptomatic adults 50 to 69 years of age, we compared one-time colonoscopy in 26,703 subjects with FIT every 2 years in 26,599 subjects. The primary(More)
BACKGROUND Serrated cancers account for 10% to 20% of all colorectal cancers (CRC) and more than 30% of interval cancers. The presence of proximal serrated polyps and large (≥10 mm) serrated polyps (LSP) has been correlated with colorectal neoplasia. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of serrated polyps and their association with synchronous advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for colorectal cancer with sigmoidoscopy benefits from the fact that distal findings predict the risk of advanced proximal neoplasms (APNs). This study was aimed at comparing the existing strategies of postsigmoidoscopy referral to colonoscopy in terms of accuracy and resources needed. METHODS Asymptomatic individuals aged 50-69 years(More)
INTRODUCTION The quality and tolerability of antegrade gut lavage bowel preparation are key elements in the success of population-based colorectal cancer screening. OBJECTIVES To evaluate cleansing quality and tolerability according to the timing of polyethylene glycol administration in persons undergoing colorectal cancer screening. METHOD Participants(More)
A two-stage cross-sectional study was conducted in a 951-bed acute-care hospital: a first survey designed to determine the profile of patients aged > or = 64 years needing supportive social/health care services, in which 38 patients discharged between June and July, 1992 (group 1) with social/health care problems that accounted for inappropriate(More)
There is broad international consensus on the need for colorectal cancer screening in men and women aged 50 years old or older with no personal or familial history of adenoma or colorectal cancer. The main problem is the disagreement among the various screening guidelines on the best screening method. The European Union (2003) extended the recommendation of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of shifting from a standard double reading plus arbitration protocol to a single reading by experienced radiologists assisted by computer-aided detection (CAD) in a breast cancer screening program. METHODS This was a prospective study approved by the ethics committee. Data from 21,321 consecutive screening mammograms in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The latest generation of fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) allows for quantitation of hemoglobin in feces, allowing for selection of optimal cut-off concentrations. We investigated whether individuals with positive results from quantitative FITs, in combination with other factors, could be identified as being at greatest risk for advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease is a premalignant condition for developing colorectal cancer. Since a correlation has been suggested between telomere length, chromosomal instability and neoplastic transformation in this setting, we sought to investigate whether telomerase expression in colorectal mucosa may constitute a biomarker for malignant(More)