Conference Discusses Capsule Endoscopy

YOQNEAM, Israel - The Given Imaging Conference on Capsule endoscopy drew more than 90 physicians from 12 countries to Rome last week to discuss the ingestible endoscopic technology.

The conference had gastroenterologist participants from the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands and Israel. They discussed the more than 850 capsule procedures during 60 presentations during the three-day conference. The physicians compared experiences and determined the capsule was able to diagnose the following conditions: Crohn's disease, celiac/sprue, unexplained abdominal pain, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug injury, polyposis, intestinal tumors, iron deficiency anemia and obscure bleeding.

The presentations will be reviewed May 19-22 at the Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Francisco. More than 30 abstracts on the topic have been accepted for review.

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