Wireless motility capsule versus other diagnostic technologies for evaluating gastroparesis and constipation: a comparative effectiveness review

Stein E, Berger Z, Hutfless S, Shah L, Wilson LM, Haberl E, Bass EB, Clarke JO
Record ID 32013000729
Authors' objectives: To systematically review the evidence comparing wireless motility capsule (WMC) with other diagnostic tests used for the evaluation of gastroparesis and slow-transit constipation, in terms of diagnostic accuracy, accuracy of motility assessment, effect on treatment decisions, effect on patient-centered outcomes, harms, and effect on resource utilization.
Authors' recomendations: WMC is comparable in accuracy to current modalities in use for detection of slow-transit constipation and gastric emptying delay, and is therefore another viable diagnostic modality. Little data are available to determine the optimal timing of WMC for diagnostic algorithms.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Gastroparesis
  • Constipation
Organisation Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Contact Address: Center for Outcomes and Evidence Technology Assessment Program, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. Tel: +1 301 427 1610; Fax: +1 301 427 1639;
Contact Name: martin.erlichman@ahrq.hhs.gov
Contact Email: martin.erlichman@ahrq.hhs.gov
Copyright: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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