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Blue mode does not offer any benefit over white light when calculating Lewis score in small-bowel capsule endoscopy.
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PMID:  22347530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
AIM: To check the usefulness of blue mode (BM) review in lewis score (LS) calculation, by comparing it with respective LS results obtained by white light (WL) small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) review and mucosal inflammation as reflected by faecal calprotectin (FC) levels, considered as 'gold standard' for this study.
METHODS: Computational analysis of our SBCE database to identify patients who underwent SBCE with PillCam(®) and had FC measured within a 30-day period from their test. Only patients with prior colonoscopy were included, to exclude any colon pathology-associated FC rise. Each small bowel tertile was reviewed (viewing speed 8 fps) with WL and BM, in a back-to-back mode, by a single experienced reviewer. LS were calculated after each WL and BM reviews. Pearson rank correlation (rho, r) statistic was applied.
RESULTS: Twenty-seven (n = 27, 20F/7M) patients were included. Thirteen (n = 13) had SBCE with PillCam(®)SB1, and the remainder (n = 14) with PillCam(®)SB2. The median level of FC in this cohort was 125 μg/g. LS (calculated in WL SBCE review) correlation with FC levels was r = 0.490 (P = 0.01), while for BM review and LS correlation with FC was r = 0.472 (P = 0.013).
CONCLUSION: Although BM is believed to enhance mucosal details i.e., small mucosal breaks, it did not perform better than WL in the calculation of LS in our cohort.
Anastasios Koulaouzidis; Sarah Douglas; John N Plevris
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1948-5190     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Gastrointest Endosc     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532474     Medline TA:  World J Gastrointest Endosc     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Sarah Douglas, John N Plevris, Endoscopy Unit, Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, Scotland, United Kingdom.
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