Tag: fecal immunochemical tests

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....
The most common colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods are colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT). The diagnostic yield of any screening method is dependent on participation, and endoscopic screening consistently shows lower participation rates compared to FIT-based screening. In this analysis of three randomized studies, 30,052...
Pregnancy duration and endometrial cancer risk: nationwide cohort study Full-term pregnancies are strongly associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer. Whether this protective association is driven by fecundity, a specific process that occurs during pregnancy, or cumulative number of months pregnancy, however, is unknown. In this cohort study, 2,311,332...
1. Interventions including patient navigators and provider reminders may be associated with improved follow-up for positive fecal blood tests. 2. There is low evidence to support system-level interventions following colonoscopy screening. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Colorectal screening programs are important public health initiatives, as they have been shown to...
1. Fecal immunochemistry testing (FIT) screening alone reduced mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). 2. Adding postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy was not found to be cost effective based on the Dutch CRC screening program. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: CRC screening programs have been shown to significantly reduce mortality from CRC. Some...
Image: PD Instruments used in endoscopy 1. Compared with usual care, fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach tripled colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and colonoscopy outreach doubled screening rates. 2. Of participants with abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results, 18% failed to follow-up with colonoscopy. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Despite effective colorectal screening...