Digestive Health

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Endoscopes not always cleaned properly

Endoscopes, which are used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts are often not cleaned properly and these dirty devices might pose infection risk.

Virtual colonoscopy gentler

So-called virtual colonoscopies detect tumours and pre-cancerous lesions almost as well as standard colonoscopies using a camera threaded through the colon.

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Dr. Estelle Wilken is a Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Tygerberg Hospital. She obtained her MBChB in 1976, her MMed (Int) in 1991 and her gastroenterology registration in 1995.

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