By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gastroenterology Week -- Investigators publish new report on Adenomas. According to news reporting from Jacksonville, Florida, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Purpose of reviewWe review current studies on endoscopic and technologic advances for the detection and treatment of colorectal neoplasia.Recent findingsImprovements in adenoma detection have been shown to be possible with the use of high definition white light as well as water-related methods such as water exchange. Use of cap assist colonoscopy, when combined with water-related methods, has recently been shown to also improve the detection of adenomas."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Mayo Clinic, "Narrow band imaging and confocal laser endomicroscopy may have an advantage of offering endoscopists the ability to make an optical diagnosis' with the possibility of discarding nonadenomatous tissue. Furthermore, educational interventions aimed at improving adenoma detection may have lasting effects on endoscopists' adenoma detection rates. Lastly, endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection are being applied for the treatment of large colorectal polyps, obviating the need for surgery in most instances. However, further studies are needed to establish the optimal methods for polyp resection.SummaryAdvances in endoscopic technology are being shown to enhance the detection of early cancers and precancerous lesions."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "However, these tools may be supplementary to a high-quality colonoscopy using excellent techniques, factors that are now being implemented in training programs."
For more information on this research see: Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, 2014;30(1):63-68. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - journals.lww.com/co-gastroenterology/pages/default.aspx)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V. Gomez, Mayo Clinic, Div Gastroenterol & Hepatol, Jacksonville, FL 32224, United States (see also Adenomas).
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