Capsule endoscopy for investigating the digestion process

Post written by Shunji Fujimori, MD, PhD, AGAF, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Nippon Medical School, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. I tried to capture the endoscopic view of digestion and absorption processes in the small intestine. You can take ordinary food even after total gastrectomy. Of course, you can't eat a lot because …

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Maneuverability and safety of a magnetic-controlled capsule endoscopy system

Post written by Hongxiang Gu, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Colon capsule endoscopy has become an alternative method to evaluate the colonic mucosa without pain, sedation, and gas insufflation in recent years. The magnetic-controlled capsule endoscopy (MCCE) system is a capsule endoscopy robot system. We performed a …

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Small-bowel capsule endoscopy with panoramic view

Post written by Gian Eugenio Tontini, MD, PhD from IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy Unit, San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy. CapsoCam SV is a new small bowel capsule with “panoramic view,” wire-free technology, and a long-lasting battery life. It is equipped with 4 high-frame rate cameras, resulting in a high number of …

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CE diagnosis of intestinal Taenia

Alessandro Pezzoli, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Unit, Sant'Anna Hospital Ferrara, in Ferrara, Italy shares this video case "Capsule endoscopy diagnosis of intestinal Taenia." We present here the video of a patient suffering of occult anemia, infected by a Taenia species and diagnosed by capsule endoscopy. The patient, an 81-year-old Caucasian man, was …

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Colon capsule endoscopy

Yutaka Saito, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Japan discusses this Original Article, "Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of colon capsule endoscopy in the detection of lesions of the colon: prospective, multicenter, open study." The aims of this study were to evaluate the sensitivity of colon capsule …

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Risk factors for aspirin enteropathy

Hiroki Endo, MD, PhD from the Division of Gastroenterology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine in Yokohama, Japan discusses his Original Article "Risk factors for small-bowel mucosal breaks in chronic low-dose aspirin users: data from a prospective multicenter capsule endoscopy registry." The aim of this capsule endoscopy study was to evaluate the risk factors for …

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Automatic lesion detection in capsule endoscopy based on color saliency

Dimitris K. Iakovidis, MSc, PhD and Anastasios Koulaouzidis, MD, FRCPE from The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & University of Edinburgh (AK), Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece in Lamia, Greece report on their article "Automatic lesion detection in capsule endoscopy based on color saliency: closer to an essential adjunct for reviewing …

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3D image reconstruction in the diagnosis of small-bowel masses

Emanuele Rondonotti, MD, PhD from Valduce Hospital in Como, Italy discusses his article "Utility of 3-dimensional image reconstruction in the diagnosis of small-bowel masses in capsule endoscopy (with video)." The primary focus of this study was to evaluate whether "coupling" three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed video clips with their standard two-dimensional (2D) counterparts helps in distinguishing masses …

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Capsule endoscopy localization

Neil B. Marya, MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts discusses his article "Computerized 3-dimensional localization of a video capsule in the abdominal cavity: validation by digital radiography." The main purpose of this study was to test a new radiofrequency capsule localization system in healthy human volunteers. In the absence of …

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Colon capsule endoscopy after incomplete colonoscopy

Konstantinos Triantafyllou, MD, PhD at the Hepatogastroenterology Unit at Athens University, Attikon University General Hospital in Athens, Greece, summarizes his Original Article "Colon capsule endoscopy is feasible to perform after incomplete colonoscopy and guides further workup in clinical practice." The purpose of this study was to prospectively investigate the feasibility of colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) following …

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