Can we predict spontaneous capsule passage after retention? A nationwide study to evaluate the incidence and clinical outcomes of capsule retention.

@article{Cheon2007CanWP,
  title={Can we predict spontaneous capsule passage after retention? A nationwide study to evaluate the incidence and clinical outcomes of capsule retention.},
  author={Jae Hee Cheon and Young Sung Kim and I. S. Lee and Dong Kyung Chang and J-K Ryu and Kenneth J. Lee and J. Moon and Chang-Hwan Park and J O Kim and K. S. Shim and Chang Hu Choi and Dae Young Cheung and Byeong Ik Jang and G-S Seo and Heoung-Jae Chun and Myung Gyu Choi},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={1046-52}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Although capsule endoscopy has become a central diagnostic tool for small-bowel evaluation, retention of a capsule remains a major concern. This study attempted to investigate the incidence and clinical outcomes of capsule retention, and to determine the factors predictive of spontaneous capsule passage after retention. PATIENTS AND METHODS Through a nationwide multicenter survey, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 1291 patients who had a capsule endoscopy… CONTINUE READING

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