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Edited by Paul Miskovitz

Weill Cornell Medicine, United States of America

To publish a book on colonoscopy suitable for an international medical audience, drawing upon the expertise and talents of many outstanding world-wide clinicians, is a daunting task. New developments in videocolonoscope instruments, procedural technique, patient selection and preparation, and moderate sedation and monitoring are being made and reported daily in both the medical and the lay press. Just as over the last several decades colonoscopy has largely supplanted the use of barium enema x-ray study of the colon, new developments in gastrointestinal imaging such as computerized tomographic colonography and video transmitted capsule study of the colonic lumen and new discoveries in cellular and molecular biology that may facilitate the early detection of colon cancer, colon polyps and other gastrointestinal pathology threaten to relegate the role of screening colonoscopy to the side lines of medical practice. This book draws on the talents of renowned physicians who convey a sense of the history, the present state-of-the art and ongoing confronting issues, and the predicted future of this discipline.

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ColonoscopyEdited by Paul Miskovitz

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/806

ISBN: 978-953-307-568-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6466-1

Copyright year: 2011

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56073 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction - A Brief Overview of Selected Aspects of Colonoscopy: Past, Present and Future

By Paul Miskovitz


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2. Preparing for Colonoscopy

By Rosalinda S. Hulse


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3. Sedation and General Anaesthesia for Colonoscopy in Childhood

By Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska, Jowita Rosada-Kurasińska and Małgorzata Grześkowiak


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4. Quality of Screening Colonoscopy: Learning Technical Skills and Evaluating Competence

By Marco Bustamante


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5. Maintaining Quality in Endoscopy

By Anita Balakrishnan, Stephen Lewis and Kenneth B Hosie


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6. The Impact of Colonoscopy on Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality

By Minhhuyen T. Nguyen and David S. Weinberg


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7. Post-Polypectomy Colonoscopy Surveillance

By Sung Noh Hong


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8. Endoscopic Manifestations and Mucosal Patterns Associated to Collagenous Colitis

By Daniel Gustavo Cimmino and José Manuel Mella


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9. Endoscopic Approach in Ulcerative Colitis

By Rogério Saad-Hossne and Fábio V. Teixeira


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10. Pathological Issues of Ulcerative Colitis/Dysplasia

By Tomita S., Fujii S. and Fujimori T


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11. Pathology of Staging of Early Colorectal Lesions During Surveillance Programmes

By Emil Salmo and Najib Haboubi


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12. Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Colorectal Lesions

By Takashi Shida


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13. Portal Hypertensive Colopathy

By Vatsala Misra, Vishal Dhingra, S P Misra and Manisha Dwivedi


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14. Research and Therapeutic Innovation: Tissue Resonance InterferoMeter Probe in Early Detection-Screening for Rectal Cancer

By Alberto Vannelli and Luigi Battaglia


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15. Autofluorescence Imaging for Diagnosing Intestinal Disorders

By Mikihiro Fujiya, Kentaro Moriichi, Nobuhiro Ueno, Yusuke Saitoh and Yutaka Kohgo


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16. Intestinal Dynamic Color Doppler Sonographic Tissue Perfusion Measurement

By Thomas Scholbach, Jörg Hofmann and Jakob Scholbach


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17. Towards Intelligent Systems for Colonoscopy

By Jorge Bernal, Fernando Vilariño and Javier Sánchez


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18. Virtual Colonoscopy - Technical Aspects

By Andrzej Skalski, Mirosław Socha, Tomasz Zieliński and Mariusz Duplaga


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19. Robotic Colonoscopy

By Felice Cosentino, Emanuele Tumino, Giovanni Rubis Passoni, Antonella Rigante, Roberta Barbera, Antonella Tauro and Philipp Emanuel Cosentino


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20. Experimental Small Animal Colonoscopy

By Terrah J. Paul Olson and Richard B. Halberg


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