Is It Worthwhile to Perform Capsule Endoscopy for Asymptomatic Patients with Positive Immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test?

@article{Chiba2011IsIW,
  title={Is It Worthwhile to Perform Capsule Endoscopy for Asymptomatic Patients with Positive Immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test?},
  author={Hideyuki Chiba and Masau Sekiguchi and Takafumi Ito and Yosuke Tsuji and Ken Ohata and Akiko Ohno and Shotaro Umezawa and Suguru Takeuchi and Kantaro Hisatomi and Takuma Teratani and Nobuyuki Matsuhashi and Hiroki Endo and Masahiko Inamori and Atsushi Nakajima},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={3459-3462}
}
The immunochemical faecal occult blood test (IFOBT) is widely performed for colorectal cancer screening, but the usefulness of IFOBT in the detection of disorders of the small intestine is unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate what proportion of IFOBT-positive subjects with negative colonoscopy and oesophagogastroduodenoscopy has pathologies of the small intestine detected by capsule endoscopy (CE). Between October 2008 and June 2010, asymptomatic IFOBT-positive patients with… CONTINUE READING
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