Sigmoidoscopy (procedure)

Known as: Proctosigmoidoscopies, Sigmoidoscopy, sigmoidoscopy procedure 
Examination of the lower colon using a sigmoidoscope, inserted into the rectum. A sigmoidoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a… (More)

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1938-2017
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2012
Highly Cited
2012
BACKGROUND The benefits of endoscopic testing for colorectal-cancer screening are uncertain. We evaluated the effect of screening… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
BACKGROUND A single flexible sigmoidoscopy at around the age of 60 years has been proposed as an effective strategy for… (More)
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and has a high mortality rate. We tested the hypothesis… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is widely accepted, but there is no consensus on the preferred strategy. We… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This prospective trial was designed to compare the performance characteristics of five different screening… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study 380 showed that some advanced colorectal neoplasias (i.e., adenomas at least 1… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
PURPOSE To update the 2000 American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline on colorectal cancer surveillance. RECOMMENDATIONS… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
BACKGROUND Although the risk of bowel perforation is often cited as a major factor in the choice between colonoscopy and… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
BACKGROUND Self-reported data about the interval since last cancer screening are often used to determine whether individuals are… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
BACKGROUND The efficacy of sigmoidoscopic screening in reducing mortality from colorectal cancer remains uncertain. A randomized… (More)
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