A Prospective Evaluation of Same Day Bidirectional Endoscopy for Occult Bleeding
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00636597
(Not able to find enough eligible patients (200) in last 4 years.)
This study is a prospective evaluation of patients with occult (hidden) GI bleeding without iron deficiency. Such patients usually undergo a diagnostic colonoscopy as a standard of care. The study is aimed to determine any UGI-source of occult bleeding and to correlate UGI symptoms with findings. Therefore, EGD is being offered to such patients as part of research. We proposed to enroll 200 consecutive patients referred to our GI-unit for expedited diagnostic colonoscopy for positive FOBT.
to determine if anemia or upper gi symptoms can accurately predict the presence of significant upper gi findings in patients with fobt positivity and a non-diagnostic colonoscopy. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Outpatients referred for GI consult due to occult bleeding (iron deficiency or FOBT positivity)
Outpatients referred for occult bleeding (iron deficiency or FOBT positivity)