Nathalie Schoofs

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BACKGROUND An ingestible capsule consisting of an endoscope equipped with a video camera at both ends was designed to explore the colon. This study compared capsule endoscopy with optical colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal polyps and cancer. METHODS We performed a prospective, multicenter study comparing capsule endoscopy with optical colonoscopy(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Colonoscopy is regarded as the gold standard for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. PillCam capsule endoscopy could be an alternative approach for screening large populations. We report a pilot evaluation in humans of the safety, feasibility, and performance of colon capsule endoscopy compared with colonoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Frequency of atypical symptoms in patients suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is not well known, and the optimal management of such symptoms has not been well established. Our aims were to set up an observatory of these atypical symptoms of GORD in Belgium and to study the efficacy of one month treatment with esomeprazole 40(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Capsule endoscopy (CE) has become first choice for evaluation of the small bowel in case of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). The influence of clinical factors on CE diagnostic yield remains controversial and little is known about the exact impact of CE on management and outcome. We aimed to identify the ideal candidates(More)
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