Small-bowel aspiration during upper esophagogastroduodenoscopy: Rao technique

Post written by Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Health Center, Department of Medicine, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common yet underrecognized problem. Because symptoms alone are poor predictors of SIBO, diagnostic testing is required. Today, most experts agree, and the recent American College of Gastroenterology guidelines …

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Utility of video capsule endoscopy for longitudinal monitoring of Crohn’s disease activity in the small bowel

Post written by Gil Y. Melmed, MD, from the F Widjaja Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. We aimed to determine the utility of using video capsule endoscopy for serial evaluations of Crohn’s disease activity. While the literature has demonstrated good correlation between WCE and colonoscopy at …

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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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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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