[Capsule endoscopies of the small intestine - a health technology assessment]

Christensen LA, Dahlerup JF, Poulsen PB, Thranholm L
Record ID 32007000088
Authors' recommendations: The clinical outcome of the findings of capsule endoscopy in connection with gastrointestinal bleeding has still not been evaluated sufficiently; however, several investigations indicate that the largest diagnostic and therapeutic output is achieved, when the examination with capsule endoscopy is done shortly after a bleeding episode. Consequently, an increase in the number of examinations with capsule endoscopy in connection with acute bleeding is likely to occur – not least in relation to the development of software which makes it possible to estimate the findings during the examination and not only after the examination. Finally, a continuous development of risk stratification of bleeding suspicious areas is expected – especially diffuse angiodysplasia continuously represent a therapeutic challenge.The application of clinical databases with a harmonisation of indication, treatment strategy and follow-up are relevant issues regarding capsule endoscopy among patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleedings.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Capsule Endoscopes
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestine, Small
Organisation Name: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: National Board of Health, PO Box 1881, Islands Brygge 67, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Tel: 45 72 22 74 48; Fax: 45 72 22 74 07/67
Contact Name: dacehta@sst.dk
Contact Email: dacehta@sst.dk
Copyright: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (DACEHTA)
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