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Title: Indications for and diagnostic yield of capsule endoscopy in the elderly.
Other Titles: Indicaciones y rendimiento diagnóstico de la cápsula endoscópica en el anciano.
Authors: Pérez-Cuadrado-Robles, E
Zamora-Nava, L E
Jiménez-García, V A
Pérez-Cuadrado-Martínez, E
Keywords: Ancianos;Capsule endoscopy;Elderly;Endoscopia por cápsula;Intestino delgado;Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding;Older patients;Pacientes mayores;Sangrado gastrointestinal de origen oscuro;Small bowel
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Adult
Aged, 80 and over
Capsule Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Gastrointestinal Transit
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2018
Abstract: The growing elderly population and wide use of capsule endoscopy have led to a higher number of procedures in those patients. The aim of the present study was to assess the usefulness of capsule endoscopy in older patients. All consecutive patients undergoing capsule endoscopy at our center within the time frame of 2004-2016 were classified as older (≥75 years of age) and younger. Findings and diagnostic yield were comparatively assessed. Of 2311 patients (mean age: 59.5 ± 19.23 years, 44.48% male), 648 were in the older group and 1663 in the younger group. Gastric transit time was shorter in the older patients (p=0.001), whereas small bowel transit time was shorter in the younger patients (p Capsule endoscopy achieved a higher overall diagnostic yield in the elderly patients. Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding indication for capsule endoscopy was much more frequent in the advanced-age group and had a higher diagnostic yield.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.rgmx.2017.08.004
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