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Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2019 Apr 25;111. doi: 10.17235/reed.2019.5952/2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Use of a patency capsule in the daily practice.

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1
Aparato Digestivo, Hospital García Orcoyen.
2
Aparato DIgestivo, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, España.
3
Aparato Digestivo, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra.

Abstract

We read with great interest the paper by Albuquerque et al. entitled "Predictive factors of small bowel patency in Crohn's disease patients". Despite being a safe procedure, capsule endoscopy (CE) retention is a complication that should be kept in mind, especially in Crohn's disease (CD) patients. However, the risk of CE retention can be minimized using the patency capsule (PC). Although some clinical trials confirm its effectiveness, its use in the daily practice has been poorly investigated. Albuquerque et al. report a PC negative predictive value (NPV) of 100% in this setting.

PMID:
31021169
DOI:
10.17235/reed.2019.5952/2018
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