Tag: colorectal cancer

1. Positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results were associated with increased incidences of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) is a commonly used and effective screening tool for colorectal cancer (CRC), their clinical use in detecting other diseases is poorly known....
1. The rates of 5-year overall survival were found to differ by less than a percentage point between patients in the laparoscopic group and those in the open group. 2. Recurrence-free survival at 5 years was over 5% higher in the open group, but this difference was statistically insignificant as...
1. A phase 3 randomized clinical trial showed that combined therapy using a BRAF inhibitor (encorafenib), EGFR monoclonal antibody (cetuximab) and a MEK inhibitor (binimetinib) led to longer overall disease survival in patients with BRAF V600E mutated metastatic colorectal cancer as compared to control groups who received a single...
1. A phase 3 randomized clinical trial showed that combined therapy using a BRAF inhibitor (encorafenib), EGFR monoclonal antibody (cetuximab) and a MEK inhibitor (binimetinib) led to longer overall disease survival in patients with BRAF V600E mutated metastatic colorectal cancer as compared to control groups who received a single...
1. In this microsimulation model of U.S. patients aged 50-79, high-intensity surveillance following colorectal adenoma provided clinically significant benefits over low-intensity surveillance at acceptable cost. 2. In nearly all evaluated alternative scenarios, the absolute cost-effectiveness of high-intensity surveillance remained under $100,000 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) gained. Compared with low-intensity surveillance,...
1. In this microsimulation model of U.S. patients aged 50-79, high-intensity surveillance following colorectal adenoma provided clinically significant benefits over low-intensity surveillance at acceptable cost. 2. In nearly all evaluated alternative scenarios, the absolute cost-effectiveness of high-intensity surveillance remained under $100,000 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) gained. Compared with low-intensity surveillance,...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with heparin bridging. 2. The cold snare polypectomy procedure had shorter procedure time per lesion and decreased length of hospital stays in comparison to hot snare polypectomy. Evidence...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with heparin bridging. 2. The cold snare polypectomy procedure had shorter procedure time per lesion and decreased length of hospital stays in comparison to hot snare polypectomy. Evidence...
Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) are 2-4 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, as compared to individuals without a history of cancer. With survival rates increasing significantly over the last 4 decades, this has important implications in patients that are now more susceptible to competing causes of morbidity...
Association between incidence exposure to benzodiazepines in early pregnancy and risk of spontaneous abortion Previous studies have shown that benzodiazepine use in early pregnancy is associated with spontaneous abortion (SA). The association between specific benzodiazepines and the risk of SA, however, has not been investigated. In this nested case-control study...