Clinical usefulness of the endoscopic video capsule as the initial intestinal investigation in patients with obscure digestive bleeding: validation of a diagnostic strategy based on the patient outcome after 12 months.

@article{Delvaux2004ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical usefulness of the endoscopic video capsule as the initial intestinal investigation in patients with obscure digestive bleeding: validation of a diagnostic strategy based on the patient outcome after 12 months.},
  author={Michel M Delvaux and Isaac Fassler and G{\'e}rard Gay},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={1067-73}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS In patients with obscure digestive bleeding, the bleeding source is frequently located in the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy (CE) is an effective method of investigating the whole small bowel in such patients. In the present study, a diagnostic approach was tested in patients with obscure digestive bleeding in which CE was included as the initial examination of the small bowel when the esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy findings were normal. PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING
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