Role of Capsule Endoscopy and Device-Assisted Enteroscopy in the Management of Patients Hospitalized with Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Cari K. Sorrell, Sabitha Rajan, Tisha N. Lunsford

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding accounts for 1,000,000 hospitalizations annually; 10% of these are attributed to obscure GI bleeding (OGIB). Traditionally these have been evaluated with conventional antegrade and retrograde endoscopy. Subsequent to negative conventional examinations, most practitioners are unsure of the next best steps to evaluate and manage OGIB in the hospitalized patient. In this article, we deal with the role of evolving technologies in the classic paradigm of the traditional approach to OGIB in the hospitalized patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e72-e90
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Device-assisted enteroscopy
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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