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Capsule Endoscopy for Hemorrhage in the Emergency Room (CHEER)

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Given Imaging Ltd.
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George Washington University Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2011
Last updated: August 28, 2012
Last verified: June 2011

The investigators propose to study the use of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) in the emergency department (ED) for the early assessment of acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). This pilot study will investigate the concept that VCE can be used in the ED and is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected UGIH.

The specific endpoints that are planned include the following: (1) the detection of UGIH; (2) the presence of fresh blood; (3) and subject tolerance. An ED attending and an expert gastroenterologist will independently interpret the VCE and make determinations regarding the planned endpoints. Their respective determinations will be compared to each other and to subsequent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

Condition Intervention
Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage
Variceal Hemorrhage
Device: Video capsule endoscopy (Pillcam Eso2)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pilot Study to Investigate the Use of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy for Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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Further study details as provided by George Washington University:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Suspected upper GI bleeding
Patients who present to the ED with signs and symptoms highly suggestive of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Device: Video capsule endoscopy (Pillcam Eso2)
Administration of wireless video capsule in the ED.
Other Name: Pillcam Eso2


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Emergency department patients at a single urban university hospital


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients greater than 18.
  • Patients presenting with actual or reported hematemesis or coffee ground emesis or melena.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to participate
  • Patient is hemodynamically unstable
  • People with dysphagia or another swallowing disorder
  • Pacemaker
  • Known or suspected gastrointestinal obstruction, stricture or fistula
  • Prisoners
  • Patient lacks the ability to give informed consent
  • High suspicion of pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01371591

United States, District of Columbia
George Washington University Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20037
Sponsors and Collaborators
George Washington University
Given Imaging Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Andrew C Meltzer, MD George Washington University
  More Information

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Responsible Party: George Washington University Identifier: NCT01371591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GWIRB#: 080933
Study First Received: June 9, 2011
Last Updated: August 28, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peptic Ulcer
Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage
Digestive System Diseases
Duodenal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Stomach Diseases
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