Video capsule endoscopy may help predict Crohn's flares

A Lewis score of 350 was associated with flares over the next two years, say study authors

Regular surveillance by swallowing a video capsule may be the best predictor of flares in patients with quiescent Crohn’s disease, according to a new study.

Capsule camera (Pillcam)

Israeli researchers compared four different surveillance methods to find which best predicted flares over their two-year study: C-reactive protein levels, faecal calprotectin levels, magnetic resonance enterography and video capsule endoscopy in 61 patients.

Video capsule endoscopy, performed every six months, was most effective at predicting flares over