This very first comprehensive resource on capsule endoscopy clearly explains everything you need to know about video capsule endoscopy. It will help you efficiently and effectively diagnose hard to pinpoint GI conditions, including obscure GI bleeding, malabsorption, chronic abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Abundantly illustrated, this unique resource features clinical guidelines and authoritative guidance from expert contributors to ensure you understand every nuance of capsule endoscopy—from how the capsule works to setting up your own suite to the use of capsule endoscopy for each part of the small intestine to non-small bowel indications.
- Includes more than 900 images and videos—including relevant pathology slides—of all conditions that can be identified using a capsule endoscope so you can make the best informed diagnosis.
- Presents detailed discussions on preparation, techniques, indications, precautions, contraindications, diagnostic checklists, further testing suggestions, and billing guidelines to help you confidently handle everything you might encounter in clinical practice.
- Examines the developing indications for the technique to prepare you for the widespread use of the procedure in the near future.
- Uses a tightly focused, consistently organized format, ensuring you get all the information you need without the repetition you don't want.
- Offers a DVD of procedural video clips that provide context and clinical relevancy to static images and enhances interpretation.
- Features a downloadable image bank that lets you create electronic presentation.
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Chapter 1 History and future
Chapter 2 How does the capsule work
Chapter 3 How to set up the suite and perform capsule endoscopy
Chapter 4 Reading, reporting and training
Chapter 5 The role of Surgery in Capsule Endscopy
Chapter 6 Systematization of Terminology for Capsule Endoscopy
Section 2: Small Bowel
Chapter 7 Normal small bowel and normal variants of the small bowel
Section 3: Clinical Problems
Chapter 8 Approach to the patient with GI bleeding
Chapter 9 Approach to the patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 10 Approach to the patient with Abdominal Pain
Chapter 11 Approach to the patient with Obstruction
Chapter 12 Approach to the Pediatric Patient
Section 4: Diseases of the Small Bowel
Chapter 13 Use of Capsule Endoscopy for the Evaluation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 14 NSAIDs, Radiation, Foriegn Bodies
Chapter 15 Vascular Abnormalities of the Small Bowel
Chapter 16 Benign and malignant tumors of the Small Bowel
Chapter 17 Malabsorption
Chapter 18 Small Bowel Transplantation and Graft vs Host
Section 5: Non-small bowel indications
Chapter 19 Capsule endoscopy in the stomach and colon
Chapter 20 Esophagus
By Douglas O. Faigel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA; and David R. Cave, MD, PHD, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA, USA