Screening colonoscopy in asymptomatic average-risk Koreans: analysis in relation to age and sex.

@article{Choe2007ScreeningCI,
  title={Screening colonoscopy in asymptomatic average-risk Koreans: analysis in relation to age and sex.},
  author={Jae Won Choe and H S Chang and Suk Kyun Yang and S J Myung and Jeong-Sik Byeon and Don Lee and Hye-Kyung Song and Hyun Ju Lee and Eric Chung and Sun Young Kim and Hwoon Yong Jung and Sang Ahm Lee and Wenxian Hong and Jin-Ho Kim and Young Il Min},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={
          1003-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although the incidence of colorectal cancer is rising in Asian countries, there are no guidelines for its screening in this region due in part to the lack of epidemiological data regarding colorectal neoplasms. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of colorectal neoplasms in average-risk Koreans and to assess the effectiveness of screening colonoscopy in Korea. METHODS The prevalence of colorectal neoplasms was assessed by primary screening colonoscopy in 5,086… CONTINUE READING
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