Diagnostic Yield and Therapeutic Impact of Double-Balloon Enteroscopy in a Large Cohort of Patients with Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

@article{Sun2006DiagnosticYA,
  title={Diagnostic Yield and Therapeutic Impact of Double-Balloon Enteroscopy in a Large Cohort of Patients with Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding},
  author={Bo Sun and E. Ezhil Rajan and Shidan Cheng and Ruizhe Shen and Chengli Zhang and Shuhong Zhang and Yunlin Wu and Jie Zhong},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={2011-2015}
}
OBJECTIVES:Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a novel endoscopic technique developed to investigate small bowel disease. There are limited available data on its impact in the diagnosis and management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield and therapeutic impact of DBE in the management of patients with OGIB.METHODS:This study is a retrospective analysis of patients referred to our hospital from December 2003 to January 2005 for… CONTINUE READING
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