A Single-Center Experience of 260 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Capsule Endoscopy for Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

@article{Carey2007ASE,
  title={A Single-Center Experience of 260 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Capsule Endoscopy for Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding},
  author={Elizabeth J. Carey and Jonathan A. Leighton and Russell I. Heigh and Arthur D. Shiff and Virender Kumar Sharma and Janice K. Post and David E. Fleischer},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={89-95}
}
OBJECTIVES:Capsule endoscopy (CE) has revolutionized the evaluation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) but published literature is limited to small series with heterogeneous indications. The aim of this study was to determine the findings and the diagnostic yield of CE in a large series of patients with overt and occult OGIB.METHODS:Data on 260 patients who underwent CE for overt (N = 126) or occult (N = 134) OGIB were obtained by retrospective chart review and review of an internal… CONTINUE READING

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