Table 15Change in medications following a WMC for the evaluation of slow-transit constipation

Author, YearStudy Design% Changed Medications After WMC% Changed Medications After ROM
Rao, 201134Prospective cohort40% overall change, but not specified for LGI or UGI symptoms

Treatment
Prokinetic agents 6%
Prescription laxatives 20%
Antidepressants 12%
Withdrawal of opioids 6%
Antiemetics 6%
Not reported (all patients had previously had ROM)
Kuo, 201112Retrospective cohort71% changed medicationsNot reported

LGI = lower gastrointestinal; ROM = radiopaque makers; UGI = upper gastrointestinal; WMC = wireless motility capsule

From: Results

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