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Letters Capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy in a district general hospital

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a905 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a905
  1. Elmuhtady M Said, staff grade gastroenterologist
  1. 1Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley S75 2EP
  1. drsaid{at}doctors.org.uk

    We recently ran an audit to evaluate the diagnostic yield of capsule endoscopy in our hospital.1 The service is currently being provided by a sole gastroenterologist.

    In all, 69 patients had capsule endoscopy over the 34 months: 41 women and 28 men , with a mean age of 63 (range 17-91) …

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