Published on May 05, 2017

Firelands’ Shawn Warner, MS-III, Dr. Perez & Dr. Sheehan’s Work Featured in Consultant Journal

(May 5, 2017 – Sandusky, Ohio) Luis L. Perez, DO, family medicine physician with Firelands Physician Group, Karen Sheehan, MD, radiologist with Firelands Regional Medical Center, and Shawn Warner, MS-III, student at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, recently had a research article published in the March 2017 issue of Consultant. The article is titled “Screening, Staging, and Assessment of Colorectal Cancer”.

The article re¬views the screening for, staging of, and diagnostic assessment of colorectal cancer (CRC). Using a case report of a 78-year-old man in whom a colonoscopy with biopsy and a computed tomography scan appeared to reveal a tubulovillous adenoma in the cecum, the article shows how he later was found to have invasive adenocarcinoma in the rectal vault that had been missed on initial colonoscopy. Had the decision not been made to repeat the colonoscopy, the patient in this case may have left the hospital after the procedure with a malignant tumor in his rectosigmoid junction.

The result of the study was that although colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) all have evidence supporting their efficacy in screening for CRC, more research is necessary to develop effective screening techniques that are more sensitive and perhaps less invasive than the options available today.

Consultant pulls together practical clinical advice from top experts in many specialties in a convenient source for primary care practitioners. By focusing on the “how-to” of diagnosing and treating common medical problems, Consultant has become the No. 1 independent clinical journal among office-based primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, according to syndicated research studies.

You can view the full article by Warner, Dr. Perez and Dr. Sheehan here.

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