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  • SAF5: Are there susceptible patient groups that are more likely to be harmed through use of FIT?
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Are there susceptible patient groups that are more likely to be harmed through use of FIT?

Authors: Agnes Männik, Irena Guzina, Petra Jandova, Leonor Varela Lema, Gerardo Atienza Merino

Internal reviewers: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Ingrid Wilbacher

Domain literature search was used.

No susceptible patient goups are known, that would be more likely to be harmed through use of FIT or gFOBT. However there is one study addressing the risk of harm of colonoscopy in patients with co-morbidities.

 

  • Hughes, K., B. Leggett, et al. (2005). "Guaic versus immunochemical tests: faecal occult blood test screening for colorectal cancer in a rural community." {13}

 

Complications related to colonoscopy are increased if participants with major co-morbidity are included in screening and referred for colonoscopy. One such patient of 92 patients, who underwent colonoscopy, developed heart failure during colonoscopy preparation.

No other susceptible patient groups were found from literature, that could be more likely to be harmed through use of FIT or gFOBT. One study suggests, that patients with co-morbidities can more likely to be harmed through use of colonoscopy.

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Männik A et al. Result Card SAF5 In: Männik A et al. Safety In: Jefferson T, Cerbo M, Vicari N [eds.]. Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT ) versus guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer screening [Core HTA], Agenas - Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali; 2014. [cited 16 June 2021]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=206

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