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Esophageal capsule endoscopy is sedation-less alternative to upper endoscopy for evaluating esophageal lesions and potentially other UGI lesions. The purpose of this study was to determine whether esophageal capsule endoscopy is convenient and accurate as upper endoscopy for detection of esophageal varices and related lesions.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Capsule endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
University of California, Los Angeles
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:30-0400
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