Sensitivity, but Not Specificity, of a Quantitative Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test for Neoplasia Is Slightly Increased by the Use of Low-Dose Aspirin, NSAIDS, and Anticoagulants

@article{Levi2009SensitivityBN,
  title={Sensitivity, but Not Specificity, of a Quantitative Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test for Neoplasia Is Slightly Increased by the Use of Low-Dose Aspirin, NSAIDS, and Anticoagulants},
  author={Zohar Levi and Paul Rozen and Rachel Hazazi and Alex Vilkin and Amal Waked and Eran Maoz and Shlomo Birkenfeld and Nicky Lieberman and Shmuel H. Klang and Yaron Niv},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={933-938}
}
OBJECTIVES:We evaluated the effect of the use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and anticoagulants on the performance of immunochemical fecal occult blood test (I-FOBT).METHODS:A prospective, cross-sectional study of 1,221 ambulatory patients having total colonoscopy after preparing three I-FOBTs. Information regarding the use of medications was collected from the health medical organization (HMO) database. I-FOBT was analyzed with the OC-MICRO instrument using both ≥75… CONTINUE READING

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