Diagnostic and therapeutic impact of double-balloon enteroscopy.

  title={Diagnostic and therapeutic impact of double-balloon enteroscopy.},
  author={Klaus M{\"o}nkem{\"u}ller and Jochen Weigt and G. Treiber and Sven Kolfenbach and Stefan Kahl and Christoph R{\"o}cken and Matthias Ebert and Luc{\'i}a C. Fry and P Malfertheiner},
  volume={38 1},
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a new endoscopic method for examining the small intestine. Most reports of DBE have been from Japan, and very few data on this new technique have been reported by centers outside Japan. The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic yield of DBE, measure the frequency of management changes made on the basis of the results, and evaluate the clinical outcome for patients undergoing the procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING


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