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. 2013 Mar;46(2):147-54.
doi: 10.5946/ce.2013.46.2.147. Epub 2013 Mar 31.

Guidelines for Bowel Preparation Before Video Capsule Endoscopy

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Guidelines for Bowel Preparation Before Video Capsule Endoscopy

Hyun Joo Song et al. Clin Endosc. .
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Abstract

The preparation for video capsule endoscopy (VCE) of the bowel suggested by manufacturers of capsule endoscopy systems consists only of a clear liquid diet and an 8-hour fast. While there is evidence for a benefit from bowel preparation for VCE, so far there is no domestic consensus on the preparation regimen in Korea. Therefore, we performed this study to recommend guidelines for bowel preparation before VCE. The guidelines on VCE were developed by the Korean Gut Image Study Group, part of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Four key questions were selected. According to our guidelines, bowel preparation with polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution enhances small bowel visualization quality (SBVQ) and diagnostic yield (DY), but it has no effect on cecal completion rate (CR). Bowel preparation with 2 L of PEG solution is similar to that with 4 L of PEG in terms of the SBVQ, DY, and CR of VCE. Bowel preparation with fasting or PEG solution combined with simethicone enhances the SBVQ, but it does not affect the CR of VCE. Bowel preparation with prokinetics does not enhance the SBVQ, DY, or CR of VCE.

Keywords: Bowel preparation; Capsule endoscopy; Guideline.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have no financial conflicts of interest.

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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effect of using polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution for bowel preparation on the small bowel visualization quality of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effect of using polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution for bowel preparation on the diagnostic yield of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effect of using polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution for bowel preparation on the completion rate of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of using polyethylene glycol (PEG) 2 L vs. 4 L solution for bowel preparation on the diagnostic yield of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of using polyethylene glycol (PEG) 2 L vs. 4 L solution for bowel preparation on the completion rate of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of fasting or polyethylene glycol solution plus simethicone vs. clear liquid diet for the small bowel visualization quality of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of fasting or polyethylene glycol solution plus simethicone vs. clear liquid diet for bowel preparation on the completion rate of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of using prokinetics on the diagnostic yield of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.
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Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of using prokinetics on the completion rate of video capsule endoscopy. CI, confidence interval.

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