BackgroundWhether the etiology of potential small-bowel bleeding depends on the age and gender of the patient is not yet fully understood.
MethodsA total of 1953 patients who underwent video capsule endoscopy (VCE) to evaluate potential small-bowel bleeding and were registered in the Capsule Endoscopy Nationwide Database Registry from 2003 to 2014 were eligible for this study. VCE findings and the etiology of small-bowel bleeding were analyzed by age and gender.
ResultsThe diagnostic yield of VCE was 48.4% (95% CI: 46.2%-50.6%) and the diagnosis rate of etiology of potential small-bowel bleeding was 61.4% (95% CI: 59.2%-63.6%). The etiology of potential small-bowel bleeding depends on the age and gender of the patient. Crohn's disease and small-bowel diverticular diseases were more prevalent etiology of potential small-bowel bleeding in the young adults group (p<0.00152) by Bonferroni correction.
ConclusionsThe etiology of potential small-bowel bleeding depends on the age of the patient. Thus, an individualized lesion-specific diagnostic approach based on age might be needed for patients with potential small-bowel bleeding.
PROVIDER: S-EPMC6169048 | BioStudies |