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Trial of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

2014-07-24 14:11:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study compares wireless capsule endoscopy (patients swallow a pill-size camera that sends pictures of the intestine to a recorder worn on their belt) to an x-ray study (called dedicated small bowel contrast radiography) in patients who have bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract without a source of the bleeding identified on routine endoscopic examinations of the esophagus (food pipe), stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.

The investigators hope to determine if the capsule is a better test in terms of decreasing further bleeding, decreasing the need for further diagnostic testing, and decreasing the need for blood transfusions and time spent in the hospital.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Occult or Overt)

Intervention

Capsule endoscopy, Dedicated small bowel contrast radiography

Location

L.A. County + U.S.C. Medical Center
Los Angeles
California
United States
90033

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Southern California

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:01-0400

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