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  • Colonoscopies to be replaced by camera that comes in a PILL

    02/04/2014 9:12:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 93 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-4-14 | Daily Mail Reporter
    There are few medical procedures feared more than a colonoscopy. But what if there was another way to screen patients for colon cancer that's much less intrusive? Now there is: The PillCam, an ingestible camera that takes high-speed photographs as it works its way through the digestive system and helps doctors spot polyps and other early signs of colon cancer was just cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The device is designed for patients who have had trouble with the cringe-inducing colonoscopy procedure, which involves probing the large intestine with a tiny camera embedded in a four-foot long, flexible...
  • V.A. Won't Discuss Extent of Colonoscopies It Performed With Improperly Sterilized Equipment

    03/28/2009 5:02:34 AM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 1,838+ views ^ | March 27, 2009 | Bill Poovey
    Chattanooga, Tenn. - Thousands of military veterans across the South are waiting to find out if they were exposed to infectious diseases by government clinics that performed colonoscopies and other procedures with equipment that wasn't properly sterilized. Veterans Affairs officials won't say if mistakes that may have exposed patients to infections at medical centers in Tennessee and Florida and a clinic in Georgia have been discovered elsewhere. The VA recently warned veterans who had colonoscopies as far back as five years ago at its hospitals in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Miami that they may have been exposed to the body fluids...