The first prospective controlled trial comparing wireless capsule endoscopy with push enteroscopy in chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.

@article{Ell2002TheFP,
  title={The first prospective controlled trial comparing wireless capsule endoscopy with push enteroscopy in chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.},
  author={C. Ell and Stefanie Remke and Andrea May and Leah B Helou and Rudolf Henrich and Gerd Mayer},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={685-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS In chronic gastrointestinal bleeding (CGB), bleeding sites located in the small bowel are difficult to detect with conventional radiological or scintigraphic techniques. Push enteroscopy (PE) is at present considered to be the most effective diagnostic procedure. The aim of this prospective trial was to compare the efficacy of wireless capsule endoscopy (CE) with PE. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April and October 2001, 65 patients with CGB were referred to our unit… CONTINUE READING
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