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How effective/accurate are pill cameras for diagnosing Crohn's disease?

They're successful about two thirds of the time, which is better than other techniques. In general, success rates of diagnosis using wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) range from ~61%-71%, but hover ...
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How to request copies of CT-Scans, MRI, X-rays & ultrasound/endoscopic imagery from Dr.'s/Surgeons for personal records? Possible?

Regarding United States, quote from "Copy Fees and Patients’ Rights to Obtain a Copy of Their Medical Records: From Law to Reality" (2005): Patients have a legal right under HIPAA to a copy of ...
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Can a stomach endoscope miss a peptic ulcer

An EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) with biopsy has a sensitivity of 95% for diagnosing Peptic Ulcers. That means less than 5% are missed. Remember, this is on average. That doesn't sound amazing, ...
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What is the difference between a percutaneous endoscopic procedure and a laparoscopic procedure?

Percutaneous means "effected, occurring, or performed through the skin" https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percutaneous The difference lies in one of the terms - percutaneous endoscopic ...
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Do we need pcr test before all endoscopies in covid days

Currently Turkey has about 1600 new cases of COVID-19 daily and its pandemic curve is still exponentially rising though also flattening. There is highly likely to be ongoing community transmission of ...
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How do we know that our esophageal sphincters are malfunctioning in acid reflux without endoscopy?

Firstly, I would be reluctant to ascribe those symptoms (recurrent oral canker sores) to acid reflux. In very severe reflux acid can make its way up the oesophagus and can cause chemical burns to the ...
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