Digital rectal examination sampling of stool is less predictive of significant colorectal pathology than stool passed spontaneously.

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OBJECTIVES To compare the positivity rate and the positive predictive value of an immunochemical faecal occult blood test (FOBT) carried out by using stool samples obtained during a routine screening method and those obtained during digital rectal examination. DESIGN Screening programme-based, cross-sectional study. METHODS In a screening programme… (More)

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@article{Nakama2000DigitalRE, title={Digital rectal examination sampling of stool is less predictive of significant colorectal pathology than stool passed spontaneously.}, author={H. Nakama and Abdul Fattah and B. Zhang and Noboru Kamijo}, journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology}, year={2000}, volume={12 11}, pages={1235-8} }