Use of prokinetics and other quality factors in capsule endoscopy ‑ old and new insights (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Raluca Simona Costache
    • Alexandra Ioana Lulache
    • Mariana Jinga
    • Cătălina Vlăduț
    • Daniel Octavian Costache
    • Florentina Ioniță Radu
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  • Published online on: June 29, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8960
  • Pages: 2484-2488
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Abstract

Despite the extensive recent development of different techniques for endoscopic evaluation for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons, the small bowel remains quite difficult to visualize. Capsule endoscopy and device assisted enteroscopy are presently considered the best diagnostic tools for examination of small bowel disorders, assessing diverse pathologies such as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, iron deficiency anemia, Crohn disease, small bowel tumors and polyposis syndromes. Like any other imagistic method, it has specific indications, and contraindications, and possibly it is more important to consider limitations. In order to obtain a better result, it is necessary to respect the procedural quality indicators. Among them the use of prokinetics ‑ diverse pharmacological substances increasing the success rate of capsule endoscopy have raised debates. Capsule endoscopy small bowel evaluation is a reliable, non‑invasive and safe with many advantages and minimum risks, with a proper selection of patients, and can be used as first line investigation.

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Costache RS, Lulache AI, Jinga M, Vlăduț C, Costache DO and Radu FI: Use of prokinetics and other quality factors in capsule endoscopy ‑ old and new insights (Review). Exp Ther Med 20: 2484-2488, 2020
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Costache, R.S., Lulache, A.I., Jinga, M., Vlăduț, C., Costache, D.O., & Radu, F.I. (2020). Use of prokinetics and other quality factors in capsule endoscopy ‑ old and new insights (Review). Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 2484-2488. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8960
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Costache, R. S., Lulache, A. I., Jinga, M., Vlăduț, C., Costache, D. O., Radu, F. I."Use of prokinetics and other quality factors in capsule endoscopy ‑ old and new insights (Review)". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.3 (2020): 2484-2488.
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Costache, R. S., Lulache, A. I., Jinga, M., Vlăduț, C., Costache, D. O., Radu, F. I."Use of prokinetics and other quality factors in capsule endoscopy ‑ old and new insights (Review)". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 3 (2020): 2484-2488. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8960