rectal examination - Learning issue: Rectal exam Evidence...

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Learning issue: Rectal exam Evidence based criteria Name: MH I tried to gear the information below primarily to women, however some may apply to both sexes. The take home message I got from scanning through books and journals is: The digital rectal examination has significant limitations in both sensitivity and specificity for conditions such as cancer or hyperplasia The digital rectal examination has significant limitations in both sensitivity and specificity for conditions such as cancer or hyperplasia http://www.mdconsult.com/das/book/body/222880457- 12/1069668753/1532/10.html#4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-2261-9. .50004-5--cesec33_29 The rectum is then palpated in all dimensions with the rectal examining finger. It should be possible to palpate as many as 70% of distal bowel lesions with the rectal finger. Because bowel cancer is common in women , particularly after the age of 35, this part of the examination should not be overlooked. The physician should also note the tone of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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