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Sigmoidoscopes

Known as: Sigmoidoscope 
A thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the colon. A sigmoidoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have a tool to… Expand
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2006
2006
Between 2 and 5% of patients undergoing pelvic radiotherapy develop chronic radiation proctopathy, occurring as a result of… Expand
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
OBJECTIVES:Flat and depressed colorectal lesions are now reported in Western populations. The malignant potential, anatomical… Expand
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2000
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2000
The objectives of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial are to determine in screenees ages 55-74 at… Expand
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic diarrhea from a colonic disease and the optimal method of its diagnosis have not been… Expand
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
Objective:Flexible sigmoidoscopy has been recommended for diagnosis of patients with bright red rectal bleeding. The purpose of… Expand
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1999
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1999
BACKGROUND & AIMS The use of nurse endoscopists to perform flexible sigmoidoscopy is expanding, increasing the availability of… Expand
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1992
Highly Cited
1992
BACKGROUND The efficacy of sigmoidoscopic screening in reducing mortality from colorectal cancer remains uncertain. A randomized… Expand
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1982
Highly Cited
1982
Seventy-eight patients referred to a specialist clinic for investigation of large-bowel symptoms were examined with the flexible… Expand
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1973
Highly Cited
1973
The effects of inflating a balloon introduced through a sigmoidoscope to 35 cm in the pelvic colon have been observed and… Expand
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1973
Highly Cited
1973
Abstract Polyps of the colon and rectosigmoid, potentially precancerous lesions, have heretofore required laparotomy and colotomy… Expand
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