Risk factors for incomplete small-bowel capsule endoscopy.

  title={Risk factors for incomplete small-bowel capsule endoscopy.},
  author={J. Westerhof and Rinse Karel Weersma and Jan Jacob Koornstra},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={69 1},
BACKGROUND In 20% to 30% of capsule endoscopy (CE) procedures, the capsule does not reach the cecum within recording time, with incomplete imaging of the small bowel, which limits the value of CE. OBJECTIVE To identify possible risk factors for incomplete small-bowel CE examinations. DESIGN Data from consecutive CE procedures performed between September 2003 and August 2007 were analyzed. All patients had received the same preparation before the CE procedure, including the administration of… CONTINUE READING

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