Capsule Endoscopy in the investigation of renal transplant recipients with chronic diarrhea

 
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2007 (EN)
Capsule Endoscopy in the investigation of renal transplant recipients with chronic diarrhea (EN)

Kantianis, A.
Metaxaki, Polyxeni
Karagiannis, S.
Goulas, S.
Kosmadakis, G.
Mavrogiannis, C.
Galanis, P.
Boletis, J. N.

Aim of the study: Diarrhea is a common but mostly unexplained symptom in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). We used capsule endoscopy to investigate the small bowel of RTRs with chronic diarrhea and normal upper and lower tract endoscopy. Patients and methods: We prospectively enrolled RTRs with chronic diarrhea and non-immunocompromised patients with normal renal function and diarrhea (control group) that underwent capsule endoscopy. Results: Eighteen RTRs and 26 controls were included in the study. Findings were noted in 65.9% of the RTRs and in 19.2% of the controls. Findings considered as causative were detected in 33.3% of the RTRs and in 7.7% of the controls (Fisher's Exact Test x2=4.701, p (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-04-29


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 20, No 1 (2007) (EN)



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