Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Capsule Endoscopy


Publishing date
16 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
16 Sep 2011

1Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

2Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK

3Small-Bowel Disease Section, Department of Medicine, San Giovanni AS Hospital, Via Cavour 31, 10123 Turin, Italy

4Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy

51st Medical Department, Asklepios Klinik Altona, Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 1, Hamburg, Germany


Capsule Endoscopy

Description

Capsule endoscopy uses swallowable pill cameras to visualize the gut without the need for intubation with flexible endoscopes or radiation exposure. Images transmitted to a data recorder are converted to a video format and viewed remotely on a computer screen. In the decade since the first description of this technology, capsule endoscopy has become a first line small bowel investigative modality; early data suggest that a second-generation colon capsule approaches the diagnostic sensitivity of conventional colonoscopy, and whilst the oesophageal capsule has not established a large market, the ability to image the foregut as well as the mid- and hindgut raises the future prospect of remote whole gut visualization. The respective diagnostic roles of capsule endoscopy, conventional endoscopy, and radiological imaging will depend on accuracy, safety, patient preference, complexity of the test, and cost.

The focus of this special issue will be on capsule endoscopy in clinical practice. Any form of original research (including meta-analyses) which studies aspects of oesophageal, small bowel, or colon capsule endoscopy will be considered. Manuscripts addressing all aspects of clinical practice are encouraged, including indications for capsule endoscopy, safety, and quality of procedures, technical developments, effect on outcomes, and training of capsule endoscopists. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic utility of capsule endoscopy
  • The role of capsule endoscopy alongside other imaging modalities
  • Bowel preparation prior to capsule endoscopy
  • Patient tolerance of capsule endoscopy
  • Avoidance of complications of capsule endoscopy
  • The effect of capsule endoscopy on management and patient outcomes
  • Capsule endoscopy in screening, surveillance, or assessment of treatment response of gastrointestinal disease
  • Training in capsule endoscopy
  • Technological developments in capsule endoscopy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 724084
  • - Editorial

Capsule Endoscopy

Mark E. McAlindon | Reena Sidhu | ... | Martin Keuchel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 175248
  • - Review Article

Training in Capsule Endoscopy: Are We Lagging behind?

Reena Sidhu | Mark E. McAlindon | ... | Martin Keuchel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 215028
  • - Clinical Study

Comparison between Capsule Endoscopy and Magnetic Resonance Enterography for the Detection of Polyps of the Small Intestine in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

E. Akin | A. Demirezer Bolat | ... | O. Ersoy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 717408
  • - Clinical Study

Capsule Endoscopy in Patients with Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: (Re)evaluation of the Current State in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland 2010

Dirk Bandorski | Ralf Jakobs | ... | Martin Keuchel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 841691
  • - Review Article

Swallowable Wireless Capsule Endoscopy: Progress and Technical Challenges

Guobing Pan | Litong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 676073
  • - Review Article

Capsule Endoscopy in Celiac Disease

E. Akin | O. Ersoy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 946169
  • - Research Article

Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy for Screening Esophageal Varices among Japanese Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Haruya Ishiguro | Shoichi Saito | ... | Hisao Tajiri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 518718
  • - Research Article

Capsule Retentions and Incomplete Capsule Endoscopy Examinations: An Analysis of 2300 Examinations

Charlotte M. Höög | Lars-Åke Bark | ... | Urban Sjöqvist
Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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Acceptance rate29%
Submission to final decision66 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore1.940
Impact Factor1.825
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