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Posts Tagged ‘ colon cancer ’

For Colon Cancer, Time is Not of the Essence, Much

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October 29, 2017

There are some questions in healthcare that can’t be answered with a randomized controlled trial. We can’t randomize babies to inhale secondary tobacco smoke or not to test its health effects. We can’t randomize people to different number of hours sitting the ER before receiving antibiotics after the decision is made...
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Early Detection Doesn’t Necessarily Prevent Bad Outcomes–Colonoscopies

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December 11, 2010

A colleague of mine who is a family physician in Arlington, Texas, let’s call him Dr. Smith, was sued several years ago for medical malpractice. His patient had reached the age where routine screening for colorectal cancer is recommended. Dr. Smith performed flexible sigmoidoscopies (flex sigs) in his office, which is...
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