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Randomised controlled trial of paediatric magnetic positioning device assisted colonoscopy: a pilot and feasibility study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18723413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Complete colonoscopy is critical for the evaluation of many paediatric gastrointestinal diseases. The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility of magnetic positioning device for paediatric colonoscopy and to compare completion rate and procedure time with and without the device. METHODS: Prospective randomised controlled trial of standard colonoscopy compared to magnetic positioning device assisted colonoscopy in children and adolescents ages 7-20 years was performed. RESULTS: Analysis showed that the proportion of successfully completed colonoscopies were 19/20 (95%) in the MP arm versus 17/18 (94.4%) in the SC arm, p=NS. The median time to complete colonoscopy to the cecum was 16.5 min (range 6-52 min) in the MP arm and 12 min (range 6-33 min) in the SC arm, p=NS. CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary data suggest that the use of magnetic positioning device for colonoscopy is feasible in paediatric patients. These data suggest that the use of magnetic positioning device may not be of benefit for experienced endoscopists who achieved very high colonoscopy completion rates without the MP device. Further studies are needed to determine its role in paediatric colonoscopy since this device may be of more benefit for physicians in training.
J P Franciosi; M Mascarenhas; E Semeao; J Flick; J Kelly; P Mamula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2008-08-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1878-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Liver Dis     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-04-08     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958385     Medline TA:  Dig Liver Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 324 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Colonoscopy / methods*
Equipment Design
Feasibility Studies
Magnetics / instrumentation*
Pediatrics / instrumentation*,  methods*
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies
Young Adult

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