Comparison of capsule endoscopy findings to subsequent double balloon enteroscopy: a dual center experience
Kalra AS, Walker AJ, Benson ME, et al. Comparison of capsule endoscopy findings to subsequent double balloon enteroscopy: a dual center experience. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy. 2015; 438757.
Background. There has been a growing use of both capsule endoscopy (CE) and double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) to diagnose and treat patients with obscure gastrointestinal blood loss and suspected small bowel pathology.
Aim. To compare and correlate sequential CE and DBE findings in a large series of patients at two tertiary level hospitals in Wisconsin.
Methods. An IRB approved retrospective study of patients who underwent sequential CE and DBE, at two separate tertiary care academic centers from May 2007 to December 2011, was performed.
Results. 116 patients were included in the study. The mean age ± SD was 66.6 ± 13.2 years. There were 56% males and 43.9% females. Measure of agreement between prior capsule and DBE findings was performed using kappa statistics, which gave kappa value of 0.396 with . Also contingency coefficient was calculated and was found to be 0.732 ().
Conclusions. Our study showed good overall agreement between DBE and CE. Findings of angioectasia had maximum agreement of 69%.