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Stein E, Clarke JO, Hutfless S, et al. Wireless Motility Capsule Versus Other Diagnostic Technologies for Evaluating Gastroparesis and Constipation: Future Research Needs: Identification of Future Research Needs From Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 110 [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 May. (Future Research Needs Papers, No. 27.)

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Wireless Motility Capsule Versus Other Diagnostic Technologies for Evaluating Gastroparesis and Constipation: Future Research Needs: Identification of Future Research Needs From Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 110 [Internet].

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Conclusion

There is evidence for WMC in many areas of clinical use for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of gastric and colonic dysmotility, however much of the evidence was either low strength or insufficient for making evidence-based recommendations. We focused on creating a viable set of research questions, which was reviewed by an expert panel and revised into a tiered list of priorities for future research. These FRN will help to immediately impact care by establishing firmly the evidence-base for use of WMC and potentially lead to improved diagnosis, detection, treatment and management of motility disorders which have had few tools for accurate, reliable, portable, non-radiating standardized diagnosis in the past. Although colonic and gastric dysmotility are not as common as high blood pressure or diabetes, the burden of disease for gastroparesis and severe colonic dysmotility is great, and accurate and rapid diagnosis on a consistent basis would be the cornerstone of developing research projects to reliably compare patients with similar disease characteristics to each other. We urgently need these additional studies to help guide the development of formal evidence-based guidelines as compared with the current consensus guidelines based on limited evidence to develop clinically meaningful recommendations for providers and payers. The top tier of research priorities are listed in Table 7.

Table 7. Top-tier research priorities listed in order.

Table 7

Top-tier research priorities listed in order.

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