Journal article

Morbidity and mortality after major large bowel resection of non-malignant polyp among participants in a population-based screening program

Lawrence F Paszat, Rinku Sutradhar, Jin Luo, Nancy N Baxter, Jill Tinmouth, Linda Rabeneck

Journal of Medical Screening | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy following positive fecal occult blood screening may detect non-malignant polyps deemed to require major large bowel resection. We aimed to estimate the major inpatient morbidity and mortality associated with major resection of non-malignant polyps detected at colonoscopy following positive guaiac fecal occult blood screening in Ontario's population-based colorectal screening program. METHODS: We identified those without a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in the Ontario Cancer Registry ≤24 months following the date of colonoscopy prompted by positive fecal occult blood screening between 2008 and 2017, who underwent a major large bowel resection ≤24 months after ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was supported by ICES, which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and LongTerm Care (MOHLTC). This work was funded by Cancer Care Ontario.