December 15, 2006

MAYBE HE COULD PUT ON SOME BARRY WHITE AND LIGHT SOME INCENSE?:

High-Speed Colonoscopies (NY Times, 12/15/06)

Take a stopwatch the next time you go in for a colonoscopy. If your doctor performs the procedure too rapidly, he may miss some polyps that could develop into life-threatening cancers. That is the disturbing finding of a study just published in The New England Journal of Medicine, which monitored the performance of 12 highly experienced gastroenterologists in a Rockford, Ill., practice.

Things are obviously different in the Times newsroom, but no guy in his right mind is ever going to tell the quack to slow down.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 15, 2006 1:41 PM
Comments

"Tell me a secret, baby..."


Posted by: John Resnick at December 15, 2006 2:00 PM

I'll bet OJ's doctor has a goatee and speaks in a Scottish burr. Or, perhaps the Viennese German of old Siggy!

Posted by: ratbert at December 15, 2006 2:50 PM

Doctor? They're a bunch of quacks. If you ignore something long enough it goes away.

Posted by: oj at December 15, 2006 2:57 PM

. . . along with the rest of your body!

I had my first C-section last month - the preparations were much worse than the procedure itself and its aftermath.

Posted by: obc at December 15, 2006 5:17 PM

If you ignore some things long enough, you go away.

With proper sedation, a full colonoscopy is no big deal. Unsedated sigmoidoscopy is another matter entirely.

Posted by: ghostcat at December 15, 2006 5:20 PM

So if a woman's been fed a daterape drug it isn't rape?

Posted by: oj at December 15, 2006 5:22 PM

In the case of the full monte, it's more like that long-armed Chinaman and them dolphins. Medically necessary and all that.

Posted by: ghostcat at December 15, 2006 8:03 PM

The chap could always get a job as an Amish auto mechanic.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 15, 2006 10:37 PM
« I FORGET HOW THE SONG GOES: | Main | AS IN ANY DEMOCRACY, IT'S ALL ABOUT TURNOUT: »