Evaluation of Different Bowel Preparations for Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study

@article{Beltrn2011EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of Different Bowel Preparations for Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study},
  author={Vicente Pons Beltr{\'a}n and Bego{\~n}a Gonz{\'a}lez Su{\'a}rez and Cecilia Gonz{\'a}lez Asanza and Enrique P{\'e}rez-Cuadrado and Servando Fern{\'a}ndez Diez and I{\~n}aqui Fern{\'a}ndez-Uri{\'e}n and Alfredo Mata Bilbao and Jorge Carlos Espin{\'o}s P{\'e}rez and Maria Jose P{\'e}rez Grueso and Lidia Arg{\"u}ello Viudez and Julio Valle Mu{\~n}oz and Fernando {\'A}lvarez and Miguel {\'A}ngel Mu{\~n}oz-Navas and Jose Llach Vila and Juan Andr{\'e}s Ram{\'i}rez Armengol and Joaqu{\'i}n Tintor{\'e} and Teresa Sala Felis and Pedro Mench{\'e}n Fern{\'a}ndez-Pacheco},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={2900-2905}
}
To obtain an adequate view of the whole small intestine during capsule endoscopy (CE) a clear liquid diet and overnight fasting is recommended. However, intestinal content can hamper vision in spite of these measures. Our aim was to evaluate tolerance and degree of intestinal cleanliness during CE following three types of bowel preparation. This was a prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled study. Two-hundred ninety-one patients underwent one of the following preparations: 4 L of clear… CONTINUE READING