Meta-analysis of capsule endoscopy in patients diagnosed or suspected with esophageal varices

Daniel Ahn, Praveen Guturu

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Abstract

The PillCam ESO (Given Imaging, Israel) or esophageal capsule endoscopy (ECE) is a novel technique used in the diagnostic evaluation of esophagus. Many studies have been performed to compare the accuracy of ECE against the current gold standard esophagogastro-duodenoscopy and a meta-analysis recently published by Lu et al suggests that ECE may have an acceptable sensitivity and specificity in detecting esophageal varices. We would like to discuss the importance and implication of publication bias in this meta-analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-786
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 2010

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Capsule Endoscopy
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Meta-Analysis
Duodenoscopy
Publication Bias
Israel
Esophagus
Sensitivity and Specificity

Keywords

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Screening varices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Meta-analysis of capsule endoscopy in patients diagnosed or suspected with esophageal varices. / Ahn, Daniel; Guturu, Praveen.

In: World Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 16, No. 6, 14.02.2010, p. 785-786.

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