surveillance interval


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surveillance interval

In screening patients at risk for the development of a disease, the time between the performance of successive tests.
See also: interval
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Such tools will allow increased surveillance and early therapeutic intervention for the subset of patients at high risk for progression to EAC, and permit longer surveillance intervals for patients at very low risk.
Recommendations for Surveillance Intervals in Patients With Serrated Lesions in the Colon and Rectum, Based on the Consensus Update by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer (a) Baseline Colonoscopy Interval, y No Polyps 10 Small (<10 mm) HPs in rectosigmoid 10 SSA/P <10 mm and without dysplasia 5 SSA/P [greater than or equal to] 10 mm 3 SSA/P with dysplasia 3 TSA 3 SPS 1 Abbreviations: HP, hyperplastic polyp;SPS, serrated polyposis syndrome;SSA/P, sessile serrated adenoma/polyp;TSA, traditional serrated adenoma.
There are no longitudinal studies available on which to base surveillance intervals after resection," they said.
Several recent studies have evaluated the effect of optical diagnosis without pathology on surveillance intervals, essentially concluding that adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps can be adequately identified and that this approach might be acceptable for diminutive targets.
For a Barrett's patient with low-grade dysplasia, the AGA recommends an EGD every 6 months for 1 year, then increasing the surveillance interval to every 1-2 years.
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