• endoscopy
  • We agree that full visualisation and imaging of the entire length of the small bowel is unsatisfactory at present and that capsule endoscopy (CE) is a novel technique and can be considered as a promising new approach for the diagnosis of obscure disease located in the small bowel. (bmj.com)
  • To date, we have performed a total of 130 capsule endoscopy procedures. (bmj.com)
  • We thank Drs Schulmann, Hollerbach, and Schmiegel for their interest in our paper on the subject of diagnosing small bowel Crohn's disease with wireless capsule endoscopy. (bmj.com)
  • A study published in Clinical Nutrition Research in 2014 studied the use of coffee enemas in preparation for video capsule endoscopy, which allows a doctor to view the inner portions of the gut. (fitandfab40.com)
  • risk
  • As there is a substantial risk of capsule retention in the gastrointestinal tract in patients with stenosing CD, it should be determined if the benefits of CE findings outweigh the risks of this otherwise remarkable novel technique in individual patients. (bmj.com)