Changes in performance of small bowel capsule endoscopy based on nationwide data from a Korean Capsule Endoscopy Registry.

Conclusions: The 17-year data suggested that CE is a useful and safe tool for diagnosing small bowel diseases. The incomplete examination rate of CE decreased with time, and OGIB was consistently the main indication for CE. Inadequate bowel preparation was significantly associated with capsule retention and incomplete examination. PMID: 31878772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research

Related Links:

CONCLUSIONS Early detection of SB CD without complications remains difficult even if advanced modalities are introduced. Our hypothesis is that the fecal occult blood test and routine blood test should be administered to patients with abdominal pain or gastrointestinal manifestations. Once the patients are found to have GI bleeding or anemia, they would be further examined according to the guideline and SBCE would be used in the early stage of SB CD. PMID: 31738744 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
We report this case on a patient who had asymptomatic capsule retention for 12 months and experienced natural elimination with medication. Patient concerns: A 21-year-old woman presented to the hospital with chronic abdominal pain and persistent diarrhea for 2 years. Diagnoses: The patient was diagnosed with small bowel Crohn disease using VCE, and radiography revealed capsule retention. Intervention: Symptoms of obstruction were not distinctive, it was decided to increase the dosages of azathioprine and infliximab to 50 and 500 mg (10 mg/kg), at 5 months after VCE. And at month 11 of capsule retention, she wa...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: EBD for small-bowel strictures demonstrated good clinical outcomes in non-CD patients. PMID: 31198420 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The small bowel has often been considered the mysterious "black hole" of the gastrointestinal tract. With regards to this, the development of the wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) has represented a turning point. It is a non-invasive technique, enabling an excellent visualization of the small bowel (SB) mucosa without the use of radiation. The WCE was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001 for adults and in 2004 for children. The aim of the present review is to provide an update on indications, diagnostic yield, safety and limitations of WCE in children. Even thoug...
Source: Acta Bio-Medica : Atenei Parmensis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Acta Biomed Source Type: research
Abstract Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It can cause lesions from mouth to anus and may result in extraintestinal complications. The prevalence of Crohn's disease is increasing in adults and children. Genetic predispositions to Crohn's disease have been identified, and specific environmental factors have been associated with its development. Common presenting symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss, and fatigue. Physical examination should identify unstable patients requiring immediate care, include an anorectal ex...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Conclusion: The diagnostic yield of VCE for Saudi patients with OGIB is comparable to that reported internationally; however, data for other VCE indications, including inflammatory bowel disease, are still lacking.
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: MGCE is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated procedure with good sensitivity and has a potential clinic value for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases in minors. PMID: 30319695 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Second-generation CCE using a low-volume preparation is useful after incomplete OC, and it allows for the detection of additional relevant findings, but cleansing efficiency could be improved. PMID: 30131662 [PubMed - in process]
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Authors: Pennazio M Abstract The introduction in clinical practice of small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) represented, not only for doctors specifically dealing with diseases of the small intestine, an epochal diagnostic progression. Since 2001, the year of its first clinical use, numerous scientific studies have shown its utility as a non-invasive technique for the diagnosis of small-bowel disorders. The term "capsule endoscopy" return more than 4,000 items in PubMed, but the most robust scientific evidence for the use of the SBCE is for patients with suspected small bowel bleeding, Crohn's disease and ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Conclusions: VCE can be safely performed in the elderly. A proportion of cases may have unsuspected small-bowel CD despite negative endoscopies. FCP was the best screening test. Diagnosis frequently changed management. PMID: 29622900 [PubMed]
Source: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Tags: Diagn Ther Endosc Source Type: research
More News: Bleeding | Crohn's Disease | Endoscopy | Gastroenterology | Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Internal Medicine | Study