Re: Vinay Prasad: El 40% de lo que hacen los médicos es erróneo
Publicado: Jue, 22 Nov 2018, 07:29
La colonoscopia sigue sin salvar vidas
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-11- ... ients.htmlBetween 2004 and 2016, an extensive screening programme was conducted in Finland, intending to study the potential benefits and downsides of a nation-wide screening for colorectal cancer.
The study targeted people aged 60–69 years, and just under a half of the age group, or a little more than 300,000 people, were randomised by late 2011. Half of the population in the study were invited for screening, while the other half of the age cohort served as a control group. Faecal occult blood tests (FOBT) were used in the screening, and patients who tested positive for blood were referred for a colonoscopy.
The first study based on the screening results indicated no significant decrease in mortality, so the screenings were discontinued after 2016.