Capsule endoscopy and bowel preparation with oral sodium phosphate: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

  title={Capsule endoscopy and bowel preparation with oral sodium phosphate: a prospective randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Marie-George Lapalus and Emmanuel Ben Soussan and J. -Ch. Saurin and Olivier Favre and Pierre N D'halluin and Dimitri Coumaros and Marianne Gaudric and Fabien Fumex and Michel Antonietti and J R Gaudin and Philippe Jacob and Denis Heresbach and Charalambos J Pilichos and Rong Fan and Marianne Mozer and Laurent Heyries and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Dumortier and Thierry Ponchon},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={67 7},
BACKGROUND Capsule endoscopy (CE) is the first procedure to explore the small bowel in obscure GI bleeding (OGB). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of bowel preparation with oral sodium phosphate (NaP) in this indication. DESIGN A prospective multicenter, controlled, randomized, blind study. METHODS A total of 129 patients with the diagnosis of OGB were included and were randomized into 2 groups (group A [n = 64] and group B [n = 63]). In group A, a CE was performed after an 8-hour fasting… CONTINUE READING


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