WOULD INCREASING THE AGE FOR OPEN ACCESS GASTROSCOPY FROM 45 TO 55 MISS EARLY UPPER GI CANCER?
- Upper GI malignancy, uncomplicated dyspepsia, and the age threshold for early endoscopy. Canga III, Cristino; Vakil, Nimish // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2002, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p600
OBJECTIVES:We sought to determine the frequency with which patients with upper GI malignancies present with uncomplicated dyspepsia and to determine the impact of changing the threshold for early endoscopy from 45 to 55 yr, as has recently been recommended in European studies.METHODS:Three...
- ENDOSCOPING PATIENTS WITH UNCOMPLICATED DYSPEPSIA OVER AGE 55 HAS MINIMAL IMPACT ON MORTALITY FROM UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER. Casburn-Jones, A.C.; Gillen, D.; McColl, K.E.L. // Gut;Apr2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, pA33
Most guidelines recommend endoscoping patients over 55 years of age with uncomplicated dyspepsia. This rationale is based on the assumption that an upper gastrointestinal (Gl) cancer may be detected at a curable stage in such patients. Aim: To determine the proportion of upper Gl cancers that...
- Service development free papers. // Gut;Jul2012 Supplement, Vol. 61, pA11
The article presents abstracts on medical topics which include the impact of geographical diversity on delivery of end of life care for patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer, sustainable endoscopy training in Malawi, and, dyspepsia management.
- Multiple gastrinomas of the duodenum in a patient with sporadic Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Campana, Davide; Fusaroli, Pietro; Cacciari, Giulia // Endocrine (1355008X);Dec2013, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p815
The article presents a case study of an 80-year-old man who was suffering from dyspepsia and nausea. On his upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy bilobed mass at the apex of duodenal bulb and on Catheter probe scanning hypoechoic lesion was observed. He was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor...
- Why endoscopy should be for the few-- and not the many. Follows, Mark // Pulse;5/14/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 19, p62
Advises fellow general practitioners in Great Britain to follow the National Institute of Clinical Excellence's evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients presenting with dyspepsia. Recommendation of endoscopy for patients that have alarm symptoms or are over 55 with other risks;...
- Radiology and Endoscopy: A Radiologic Viewpoint. Gelfand, David W.; Ott, David J.; Munitz, H. Alexander; Yu Men Chen // Annals of Internal Medicine;Oct84, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p550
Editorial. Comments on a study which compared radiology and endoscopy in diagnosing gastrointestinal cancer. Possible sources of errors in the study; Criticism of most endoscopic studies; Description of the radiologic sensitivity values presented in the study.
- Endoscopic imaging detects cancers earlier. Marx, Bridget R. // Laser Focus World;Feb99, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p31
Focuses on the endoscopic optical technique that can be used for the early detection of cancers in the gastrointestinal tract developed through the collaboration between surgeons from Ninewells Hospital and physicists at Saint Andrews University. Basis of the technique; Significance of the...
- Early detection of gastric cancer. Hallissey, M.T.; Allum, W.H.; Jewkes, A.J.; Ellis, D.J.; Fielding, J.W.L. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/15/90, Vol. 301 Issue 6751, p513
Investigates the early detection of gastric cancer among dyspeptic patients in Birmingham, England. Application of open access endoscopy; Accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of the cancer; Cooperation between hospital staff and general practitioner.
- Endoscopic studies of dyspepsia in a general practice. Gear, M.W.L.; Barnes, R.J.; Voss, G.C. // British Medical Journal;5/3/1980, Vol. 280 Issue 6223, p1136
Focuses on the endoscopic studies of dyspepsia in a general practice in Great Britain. Emphasis on the open-access service; Impact of endoscopy on the diagnosis of the upper gastrointestinal tract; Explanation on the distribution of the diseases.