Comparison of esophageal placement of Bravo capsule system under direct endoscopic guidance with conventional placement method Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Sofi, Aijaz; Filipiak, Charles; Sodeman, Thomas; Ahmad, Usman; Bawany, Muhammad; Daboul, Isam


  • Conventional placement of a wireless esophageal pH monitoring device in the esophagus requires initial endoscopy to determine the distance to the gastroesophageal junction. Blind placement of the capsule by the Bravo delivery system is followed by repeat endoscopy to confirm placement. Alternatively, the capsule can be placed under direct vision during endoscopy. Currently there is no published data comparing the efficiency of one method over the other. The objective of this study was to compare the method of Bravo wireless pH device placement under direct visualization with the conventional method.

publication date

  • 2011

start page

  • 243

end page

  • 8


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