HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease

Parma, Italy August 07, 2007 - A new study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests that wireless capsule endoscopy is a useful and safe technique to study small bowel health in children. While the technology has become widely used in adult treatment, this is the first study to examine its use in pediatrics.

The small bowel has always been difficult to evaluate, due to its size and many convolutions, says study author Gian Luigi de Angelis, a professor with the University of Parma, Italy. This small camera can follow the entire length of the bowel, helping us to identify signs of disease and damage that would otherwise be impossible to view in children.

The camera, encased in a capsule that can be swallowed or placed into the stomach, travels through the digestive system naturally and painlessly, reducing the need for invasive tests, anesthesia or radiation related to more traditional scanning techniques.

Professor de Angelis is hopeful about the technology, but does encourage caution in pediatric use. Our experience, which includes the largest number of pediatric patients reported in literature, confirms that this technology is a very useful system for the clinical work in suspected small-bowel diseases in infancy, he says. However, the high rate of positive examination is due to the very careful selection of the patients.


'"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
swagner@bos.blackwellpublishing.com
781-388-8550
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
7-Aug-2007


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lifespan again named among 100 Most Wired and 25 Most Wireless hospitals
2. Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
3. E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers
4. New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
5. SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients
6. UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough
7. Plasmonics book gives overview of technology that could revolutionize computing
8. New biotech company to commercialize novel UD gene-repair technology
9. ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology
10. Adoption of health information technology will lead to higher standard of quality care
11. Research agreement to advance new imaging technology

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/16/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Cannabinoid Biosciences (“CBDZ”), the Los Angeles-based biopharmaceutical ... the CBD market in the United States in particular and to some extent, ... on September 9, 2019. , Established on May 6, 2014, Cannabinoid Biosciences (“CBDZ”) ...
(Date:8/15/2019)... ... August 15, 2019 , ... Inc. magazine revealed yesterday that ... most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a ... segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... , ... August 14, 2019 , ... Teguar Corporation has ... in America. This list has long-been established as a mark of success for some ... Dell, and Oracle. Teguar made the list in 2015, 2016 and 2017. This year, ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano, a renowned aesthetic physician ... Beauty Network, well known for its exclusive and luxurious lifestyle publication Haute Living ... our newest addition to the Haute Beauty members-only network. , Haute Beauty offers ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... August 12, 2019 , ... Eco Pump Services ... in Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027. For over 25 years, Eco Pump Services has served ... septic tank pumping services . Eco Pump’s steady five-star ratings and excellent customer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/16/2019)... NEWTON, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2019 ... ... nation and time to prepare the kids for returning to the classroom. The ... for pediculosis so these students can join their friends free of lice and ...
(Date:8/15/2019)... ... ... Men’s Health Memorial will celebrate the grand opening of its first location ... their strength and vitality. , “While many men may notice the unwelcome effects ... is not always easy,” said Robert A. Ochoa, MD, Medical Director of Men’s Health ...
(Date:8/15/2019)... ... August 15, 2019 , ... Inc. magazine ... most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a ... segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: