Prospective controlled study on the effects of polyethylene glycol in capsule endoscopy.

@article{Ito2012ProspectiveCS,
  title={Prospective controlled study on the effects of polyethylene glycol in capsule endoscopy.},
  author={Takafumi Ito and Ken Ohata and Akiko Ono and Hideyuki Chiba and Yosuke Tsuji and Hiromichi Sato and Nobuyuki Matsuhashi},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 15},
  pages={
          1789-92
        }
}
AIM To prospectively confirm whether a small amount of polyethylene glycol (PEG) ingested after swallowing endoscopy capsule improves image quality and completion rate. METHODS Forty-four consecutive patients referred to us for capsule endoscopy (CE) were randomized to two groups. All patients were restricted to clear fluids for 12 h before the examination. Patients in group A (22 cases) received no additional preparation, while those in group B (20 cases) ingested 500 mL of PEG within a 2 h… CONTINUE READING

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