30 September 2016 Tethered capsule endomicroscopy: from bench to bedside at a primary care practice
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Due to the relatively high cost and inconvenience of upper endoscopic biopsy and the rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma, there is currently a need for an improved method for screening for Barrett’s esophagus. Ideally, such a test would be applied in the primary care setting and patients referred to endoscopy if the result is suspicious for Barrett’s. Tethered capsule endomicroscopy (TCE) is a recently developed technology that rapidly acquires microscopic images of the entire esophagus in unsedated subjects. Here, we present our first experience with clinical translation and feasibility of TCE in a primary care practice. The acceptance of the TCE device by the primary care clinical staff and patients shows the potential of this device to be useful as a screening tool for a broader population.
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Michalina J. Gora, Michalina J. Gora, Leigh H. Simmons, Leigh H. Simmons, Lucille Quénéhervé, Lucille Quénéhervé, Catriona N. Grant, Catriona N. Grant, Robert W. Carruth, Robert W. Carruth, Weina Lu, Weina Lu, Aubrey Tiernan, Aubrey Tiernan, Jing Dong, Jing Dong, Beth Walker Corkery, Beth Walker Corkery, Amna Soomro, Amna Soomro, Mireille Rosenberg, Mireille Rosenberg, Joshua P. Metlay, Joshua P. Metlay, Guillermo J. Tearney, Guillermo J. Tearney, "Tethered capsule endomicroscopy: from bench to bedside at a primary care practice," Journal of Biomedical Optics 21(10), 104001 (30 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.21.10.104001 . Submission:

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