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Timing of video capsule endoscopy relative to overt obscure GI bleeding: implications from a retrospective study.
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PMID:  23375526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic yield of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) may be higher if it is performed closer to the time of overt obscure GI bleeding (OOGIB). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic yield of VCE and rate of therapeutic intervention for OOGIB for inpatients and outpatients with respect to timing of the intervention. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary academic center. PATIENTS: Patients who had VCE for OOGIB between August 2008 and August 2010. INTERVENTIONS: VCE for inpatients versus outpatients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Diagnostic yield and rate of therapeutic intervention for inpatients versus outpatients. RESULTS: One hundred forty-four inpatients (65 women) and 116 outpatients (49 women) were included. Diagnostic yield was 65.9% for inpatients versus 53.4% for outpatients (P = .054). Inpatients were divided into those who had VCE within 3 days (<3 days; n = 90) of admission versus after 3 days (>3 days; n = 54). Active bleeding and/or an angioectasia was found in 44.4% of the <3-day group compared with 27.8% of the >3-day group (P = .046) versus 25.8% of the outpatients. Therapeutic intervention was performed in 18.9% of the <3-day group versus 7.4% of the >3-day group (P = .046) versus 10.3% of outpatients. Diagnostic yield and therapeutic intervention rate between the >3-day group and outpatients were not significantly different. Length of stay (days) was less in the <3-day cohort, at 6.1 versus 10.3 in the >3-day cohort (P < .0001). LIMITATIONS: Long-term outcomes were not studied. This was a retrospective study. CONCLUSIONS: Early deployment of VCE within 3 days of admission results in a higher diagnostic yield and therapeutic intervention rate and an associated reduction of length of stay.
Anupam Singh; Christopher Marshall; Biswashree Chaudhuri; Chidimma Okoli; Anne Foley; Sharina D Person; Kanishka Bhattacharya; David R Cave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6779     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0010505     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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