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    Nationwide Assessment of Trends in Surgery for Non-Malignant Colorectal Polyps in the United States From 2000-2013 Introduction Screening endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy) with polypectomy reduces the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer.1-4 Most colorectal polyps are removed with routine endoscopic resection, although polyps considered to be complex because of size, location or morphology are commonly resected surgically.5-7 An estimated 1% of all patients with a non-malignant colorectal polyp will be sent for surgical resection.8-10 In the United States, 73,000 elective colectomies for colorectal cancer and non-malignant colorectal polyps are performed annually. Of these, 32% are performed on patients with non-malignant disease.9 Surgery for a non-malignant colorectal polyp is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and cost.9…

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    Health Issue that is affected by a social condition Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women (Steele, et al. 2013). Most colorectal cancers develop slowly over several years from a growth tissue often referred as “polyps” which are benign and non-cancerous in nature. Because of this relatively slow growth, CRC is one of the cancers that can be effectively screened for. A colonoscopy is…

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    Colorectal cancer’s treatment may seem scary to many patients, but when the treatment process is broken up into steps the fear of treatment or the phobia most patients have disappears. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon or rectum; just like any type of cancer early discovery plays an important role in the treatment process (1). The process has three main steps that will be explained in this essay. The first step in treating colorectal cancer depends on the patience…

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    The best way to prevent polyps from turning cancerous is to have them removed. Regular screening for polyps is necessary to identify whether you have developed them or not. Consult with your primary care physician about these screenings if you have a family history of polyps, colon cancer, Gardner’s syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. Otherwise, you should begin these screenings at the age of 50, since the likelihood of polyps developing greatly increases past this age. These screenings…

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    Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the digestive tract or GI tract. The most common portion affected is the terminal portion of the ileum, or the first part of the large intestines. That is why another name for this disease is called ileitis or enteritis. According to Nordqvist “Approximately one fifth of all people with Crohn’s disease have a close relative with some type of inflammatory bowel disease. People of Jewish descent have a higher chance of…

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    The occurrence of inflammatory throughout the digestive tract is the general outcome of Crohn’s disease. The disease mainly aggresses towards the small and large intestine, but it could also impact other parts of the digestive tract as well. The small intestines are divided into three categories which are the ileum, jejunum, and duodenum. Crohn’s disease mainly impacts the ileum section where it swells up when irritated. The leading cause to Crohn’s disease is the process of being genetically…

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    Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Most colon cancer cases begin as small, noncancerous or benign clusters of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over long periods time some of these polyps can potentially become colon cancers. Polyps may be small and can cause few, if any at all, symptoms. Because of this reason, doctors tend to recommend having regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer by recognising and removing polyps…

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    In general fecal DNA testing was found to be cost-effective compared to no screening, but was less cost-effective than other currently available screening options, mainly gFOBT and FIT. Carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA), a conventional cancer marker that has been considered as a blood-based screening option, exhibited limited sensitivity and specificity [131]. Ladabaum et al [130] compared screening with a methylated Septin 9 DNA plasma assay (SEPT9) to screening with gFOBT, FIT, sigmoidoscopy and…

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    Weakening can happen owing to aging, ailments, or in rare circumstances, surgical trauma. Prolapse is brought on by straining to have bowel movements, protracted laxative use or severe diarrhea. Symptoms of rectal prolapse take account of discharge of mucus or blood, pain during bowel movements and incapability to control bowel movements (fecal incontinence). Patients might also feel the mass of tissue bulging from the anus. With big prolapses, the patient may lose the normal impulse to have a…

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    frequency capacitive coupling where there was a high voltage that resulted to the unintentional burn. Secondly, a dielectric burn when high voltage breaks though an insulator which in this case is the surgeon’s glove. The burns might result to a vaporized tissue plume while the acting insulator was the surgeons’ gloves. Finally the three factors that resulted to the result of the situation were the thickness of the insulator, time of activating the electrode as well as the strength of the…

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