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The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of cancer in a modern series of colorectal polyps. All pathology reports from colon and rectal polyps from 1999 to 2002 were reviewed. Reports of bowel resections, cancer-free polyps, and polyp-free mucosal biopsies were excluded. Polyps were grouped by size, and the rate of adenocarcinoma was determined.(More)
Splenic injury is an uncommon complication of colonoscopy. Less than 100 cases are reported in the English language literature. The exact mechanism of injury to the spleen during colonoscopy is unknown; various authors propose several risk factors and possible mechanisms. Splenic injury can be graded or classified according to the extent of laceration and(More)
Awareness of colorectal cancer and decision for colorectal cancer screening is influenced by multiple factors including ethnicity, level of education, and adherence to regular medical follow up. Our survey aimed at assessing barriers to colorectal cancer screening among urban population. This study is a survey of the general population. This study was made(More)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has not been examined using the principles of evidence-based medicine (EBM). Specifically, likelihood ratios have not been used to assess the validity of SLNB. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) public database of the National Cancer Institute was used to establish the baseline or pretest probability of(More)
Incidental colon wall thickening is a common finding on computed tomography (CT) scans obtained in patients presenting to the emergency department. Currently, there are no guidelines for the emergency department physician or primary care physician regarding the need for further evaluation, specifically colonoscopy, in these patients. A retrospective review(More)
This review discusses the diseases with involvement of both skin and gut. GI manifestations of vesicobullous disorders and systemic diseases and syndromes involving skin and gut, dermatologic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), polyposis syndromes, and GI malignancies have been discussed. Diagnostic and treatment approaches towards these(More)
BACKGROUND Development of persistent gastrocutaneous fistula and leakage after the removal of a PEG tube is a well-known complication. Various treatments including medications to alter gastric pH, prokinetic agents, endoscopic clipping/suturing, electric and chemical cauterization, argon plasma coagulation, and fibrin sealant, have been used with variable(More)
OBJECTIVES Persistent leakage from a gastrocutaneous fistula (GCF) created for the purpose of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement is a common problem in elderly patients. Conservative methods often prove unsuccessful and surgical closure is usually not performed because of poor surgical risk. With advances in endoscopic technology,(More)
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common hepatic disorder, which poses a significant health burden in the western countries. As the epidemic of obesity slides health downward, the incidence of NAFLD is evidently increasing. AIM We aimed to ascertain the awareness of NAFLD and its risk factors in the general population, which(More)
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract handles a complex task of nutrient absorption and excretion of excess fluid, electrolytes, and toxic substances. GI epithelium is under constant proliferation and renewal. Differentiation of colonocytes occurs as they migrate from the basal layer to the apex of the crypt. Cells of the basal layer are highly proliferative but(More)