Capsule endoscopy for acute GI bleeding?

In this small trial, patients with acute GI bleeding without a source despite upper and lower endoscopy were randomized to capsule endoscopy or angiography; the diagnostic yield was 53% for capsule endoscopy and 20% for angiography, and there was no difference in long term outcomes between the groups. Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive option to diagnose acute GI bleeding when endoscopy is unrevealing (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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