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Efficacy and implications of a 48-h cutoff for video capsule endoscopy application in overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.

Kim SH, Keum B, Chun HJ, Yoo IK, Lee JM, Lee JS, Nam SJ, Choi HS, Kim ES, Seo YS, Jeen YT, Lee HS, Um SH, Kim CD - Endosc Int Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Therapeutic intervention was performed in 26.7 % and 9.4 % of patients in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups, respectively (P = 0.028).The mean lengths of hospital stay in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups were 5 days (95 % confidence interval [CI], 4.8 - 7.7) and 7 days (95 %CI, 6.9 - 10.1), respectively (P = 0.039).Therefore, VCE application with a 48-h cutoff could improve the outcome of patients with overt OGIB.

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Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background and study aims: Early video capsule endoscopy (VCE) may provide a high diagnostic yield and improve clinical outcomes in patients with overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB); however, there is no practical recommendation for the ideal timing of VCE application in overt OGIB. Therefore, this study investigated the diagnostic yield and efficacy of VCE to assess overt OGIB with respect to the timing of application.

Patients and methods: We retrospectively enrolled patients who had undergone VCE for overt OGIB between April 2004 and February 2014 at a tertiary referral academic center. We included hemodynamically stable patients who underwent VCE for overt OGIB after negative bidirectional endoscopy. We analyzed the diagnostic yield of VCE, therapeutic intervention rate, and length of hospital stay.

Results: A total of 94 patients underwent VCE to assess overt OGIB. The diagnostic yields in the groups that underwent VCE < 48 h and > 48 h from the last overt OGIB were 66.7 % and 40.6 %, respectively (P = 0.019). Therapeutic intervention was performed in 26.7 % and 9.4 % of patients in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups, respectively (P = 0.028). The mean lengths of hospital stay in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups were 5 days (95 % confidence interval [CI], 4.8 - 7.7) and 7 days (95 %CI, 6.9 - 10.1), respectively (P = 0.039).

Conclusions: Performing VCE within 2 days from the last overt OGIB results in a higher diagnostic yield, higher therapeutic intervention rate, and shorter hospital stay. Therefore, VCE application with a 48-h cutoff could improve the outcome of patients with overt OGIB.

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 Length of hospital stay (days) for the < 48-h and > 48-h groups.
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FI187-3:  Length of hospital stay (days) for the < 48-h and > 48-h groups.

Mentions: The length of hospital stay was analyzed using the inpatient data. It decreased significantly at 5 days in the < 48-h group (95 % confidence interval [CI], 4.8 – 7.7) and at 7 days in the > 48-h group (95 %CI, 6.9 – 10.1; P = 0.039; Fig. 3). The mean amount of blood transfusion did not differ significantly between the groups (2.17 ± 1.89 vs. 1.66 ± 1.85 units in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups, respectively; P = 0.23). These results show that the severity of overt OGIB in both groups did not affect the therapeutic intervention rate or length of hospital stay.


Efficacy and implications of a 48-h cutoff for video capsule endoscopy application in overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.

Kim SH, Keum B, Chun HJ, Yoo IK, Lee JM, Lee JS, Nam SJ, Choi HS, Kim ES, Seo YS, Jeen YT, Lee HS, Um SH, Kim CD - Endosc Int Open (2015)

 Length of hospital stay (days) for the < 48-h and > 48-h groups.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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FI187-3:  Length of hospital stay (days) for the < 48-h and > 48-h groups.
Mentions: The length of hospital stay was analyzed using the inpatient data. It decreased significantly at 5 days in the < 48-h group (95 % confidence interval [CI], 4.8 – 7.7) and at 7 days in the > 48-h group (95 %CI, 6.9 – 10.1; P = 0.039; Fig. 3). The mean amount of blood transfusion did not differ significantly between the groups (2.17 ± 1.89 vs. 1.66 ± 1.85 units in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups, respectively; P = 0.23). These results show that the severity of overt OGIB in both groups did not affect the therapeutic intervention rate or length of hospital stay.

Bottom Line: Therapeutic intervention was performed in 26.7 % and 9.4 % of patients in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups, respectively (P = 0.028).The mean lengths of hospital stay in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups were 5 days (95 % confidence interval [CI], 4.8 - 7.7) and 7 days (95 %CI, 6.9 - 10.1), respectively (P = 0.039).Therefore, VCE application with a 48-h cutoff could improve the outcome of patients with overt OGIB.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background and study aims: Early video capsule endoscopy (VCE) may provide a high diagnostic yield and improve clinical outcomes in patients with overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB); however, there is no practical recommendation for the ideal timing of VCE application in overt OGIB. Therefore, this study investigated the diagnostic yield and efficacy of VCE to assess overt OGIB with respect to the timing of application.

Patients and methods: We retrospectively enrolled patients who had undergone VCE for overt OGIB between April 2004 and February 2014 at a tertiary referral academic center. We included hemodynamically stable patients who underwent VCE for overt OGIB after negative bidirectional endoscopy. We analyzed the diagnostic yield of VCE, therapeutic intervention rate, and length of hospital stay.

Results: A total of 94 patients underwent VCE to assess overt OGIB. The diagnostic yields in the groups that underwent VCE < 48 h and > 48 h from the last overt OGIB were 66.7 % and 40.6 %, respectively (P = 0.019). Therapeutic intervention was performed in 26.7 % and 9.4 % of patients in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups, respectively (P = 0.028). The mean lengths of hospital stay in the < 48-h and > 48-h groups were 5 days (95 % confidence interval [CI], 4.8 - 7.7) and 7 days (95 %CI, 6.9 - 10.1), respectively (P = 0.039).

Conclusions: Performing VCE within 2 days from the last overt OGIB results in a higher diagnostic yield, higher therapeutic intervention rate, and shorter hospital stay. Therefore, VCE application with a 48-h cutoff could improve the outcome of patients with overt OGIB.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus