Randomized trial of the addition of flexible sigmoidoscopy to faecal occult blood testing for colorectal neoplasia population screening.

@article{Berry1997RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of the addition of flexible sigmoidoscopy to faecal occult blood testing for colorectal neoplasia population screening.},
  author={David Paul Berry and Peter Clarke and Jack D Hardcastle and K. D. Vellacott},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={1274-6}
}
BACKGROUND Published data suggest that screening might reduce the mortality rate from colorectal neoplasia. Faecal occult blood (FOB) testing suffers from poor sensitivity and significant numbers of interval cancers, both of which should be improved by the addition of flexible sigmoidoscopy (FOS). METHODS This prospective, randomized study aimed to assess the compliance and neoplasia yield of FOB testing and FOS compared with that of FOB testing alone. From general practitioner registers… CONTINUE READING
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