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Optimising the performance and interpretation of small bowel capsule endoscopy
  1. Sabina Beg,
  2. Adolfo Parra-Blanco,
  3. Krish Ragunath
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Centre, Queens Medical Centre campus, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Krish Ragunath, Department of Gastroenterology,NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Centre, Queens Medical Centre campus, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; k.ragunath{at}nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

Small bowel capsule endoscopy has become a commonly used tool in the investigation of gastrointestinal symptoms and is now widely available in clinical practice. In contrast to conventional endoscopy, there is a lack of clear consensus on when competency is achieved or the way in which capsule endoscopy should be performed in order to maintain quality and clinical accuracy. Here we explore the evidence on the key factors that influence the quality of small bowel capsule endoscopy services.

  • small intestine
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Footnotes

  • Contributors SB: reviewed the evidence and produced the manuscript of this review. AP-B and KR: supervised this project and finalised the manuscript.

  • Funding KR has received research funding from: Olympus: research grants, consultancy, educational grants; Medtronics: educational grants; Intromedic: research grant.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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