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Push-and-pull enteroscopy: one balloon or two?

Authors
  • Ross, Andrew
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2010
Volume
105
Issue
3
Pages
582–584
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2009.714
PMID: 20203640
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The past decade has seen several advances in small-bowel endoscopic technologies. Although the endoscopic literature is full of large case series, there are few published prospective randomized trials designed to compare any of the currently available techniques and devices for deep small-bowel endoscopy. In this edition of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Dr May and colleagues present the results of a prospective, randomized trial comparing two techniques for performing "push-and-pull" enteroscopy: double balloon and single balloon. Although this study is not without limitations, it represents a step in the right direction toward answering several important questions that have surfaced, as techniques for deep small-bowel enteroscopy have become mainstream in endoscopic practice.

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