Performance of the immunochemical fecal occult blood test in predicting lesions in the lower gastrointestinal tract
- Fecal Occult Blood Test in Patients on Low-Dose Aspirin, Warfarin, Clopidogrel, or Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs. Sawhney, Mandeep S.; McDougall, Heather; Nelson, Douglas B.; Bond, John H. // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Jun2010, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p1637
To determine the effect of anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications on the positive-predictive-value of fecal occult blood test (FOBT). All patients who underwent a colonoscopy at our institution from 1995 to 2006 for a positive FOBT were identified. Medical records were searched, and...
- Discrepancy in results from three guaiacum resin tests. Feneyrou, B.; Bories, P.; Pomier-Layrargues, G.; Michael, H.; Gravagne, G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);1/23/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6311, p235
Compares the results obtained with HemoFEC, Haemoccult II, and Fecatest for the detection of occult blood in the feces. Investigation of the effectiveness of the products; Examination of the entire colon by rectocolonoscopy; Discrepancy in the results obtained.
- Performance Characteristics and Comparison of Two Fecal Occult Blood Tests in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy. Kathleen Schultz; Sanjay Jagannath; Mary Harris; Sergey Kantsevoy; Marshall Bedine; Anthony Kalloo // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Apr2007, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p1009
AbstractÂ Â We investigated the use of a new type of FOBT (EZ-Detect) that uses the blood's pseudo-peroxidase activity as an enzymatic catalyst, in a one-step chromogen-substrate system performed by the patient. Asymptomatic patients â‰¥50 years old received three Hemoccult II (HO) cards...
- A schwannoma of the cecum: Case report and review of Japanese schwannomas in the large intestine. Tomozawa, Shigeru; Masaki, Tadahiko; Matsuda, Keiji; Yokoyama, Tadashi; Ishida, Tsuyoshi; Muto, Tetsuichiro // Journal of Gastroenterology;1998, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p872
Abstract: A 66-year-old Japanese man had a positive fecal occult blood test at a regular check-up, and a large polypoid mass was detected in the cecum by barium enema study. Colonoscopy showed a submucosal tumor with ulcer protruding into the cecal lumen. A large forceps biopsy specimen was...
- Fecal immunochemical test good alternative when colonoscopy capacity limited. Ko, Andrew H. // Hem/Onc Today;12/10/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 23, p21
The article discusses research study being done on fecal immunochemical test as an alternative to colonoscopy, referencing a study by J. A. Wilschut et al., published in a 2011 issue of the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute."
- Intramucosal adenocarcinoma of the ileum originated 40 years after ileosigmoidostomy. Sameshima, Shinichi; Tomozawa, Shigeru; Koketsu, Shinichiro; Okada, Toshiyuki; Miyato, Hideyo; Iijima, Misa; Kojima, Masaru; Kaji, Toshio // World Journal of Surgical Oncology;2009, Vol. 7, p1
Background: Small bowel adenocarcinomas (SBAs) are rare carcinomas. They are asymptomatic and usually neither endoscopy nor contrast studies are performed for screening Case presentation: A 72-year-old Japanese male had a positive fecal occult blood test at a regular check-up in 2006. He...
- Direct to colonoscopy may be more efficient than annual fecal tests. // Modern Medicine;Oct94, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p60
Presents a summary of the article `Fecal Occult Blood Screening for Colorectal Cancer,' by C.A. Land and D.F. Ransohoff, from `JAMA' dated April 6, 1994. Development of a mathematical model to represent the clinical course of a hypothetical group of people participating in a 15-year fecal...
- DNA test beats Hemoccult. // Cortlandt Forum;3/25/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p16
This article focuses on a study which shows that fecal DNA testing detects fewer colorectal neoplasms than had been reported earlier, but it still is nearly twice as sensitive as testing for occult blood. In a related study, conventional colonoscopy proved superior to virtual colonoscopy by a...
- Screening for Colorectal Cancer. Eddy, David M. // Annals of Internal Medicine;9/1/90, Vol. 113 Issue 5, p373
Discusses the significance of screening in reducing colorectal cancer mortality. Probability of developing colorectal cancer; Description of various screening tests such as colonoscopy and fecal occult blood test; Main risks associated with using the tests.