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Capsule and balloon endoscopy: When are they really needed in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20926870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The evaluation of the small bowel in patients with suspected or established IBD is generally performed by radiologic techniques. Capsule endoscopy and balloon enteroscopy may offer additional advantages in the evaluation of small bowel inflammation in patients with suspected small bowel involvement but negative prior radiologic evaluation. This review summarizes the current clinical status of capsule and balloon enteroscopy in patients with suspected or established IBD.
Authors:
Hans H Herfarth; Millie D Long
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-09-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1421-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-07     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701186     Medline TA:  Dig Dis     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. hherf@med.unc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anastomosis, Surgical
Balloon Dilation / methods*
Capsule Endoscopy / methods*
Colonic Pouches
Humans
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / classification,  diagnosis*

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