Balloon-assisted enteroscopy has good short-term efficacy for Crohn’s strictures

Dilating small intestinal Crohn’s disease strictures with balloon-assisted enteroscopy had good short-term technical and clinical efficacy, according to a meta-analysis published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.Dominik Bettenworth, MD, of University Hospital of Münster in Germany, and colleagues wrote that endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) has become an important tool for the treatment of CD strictures.“EBD of CD strictures is part of current guideline recommendations for the treatment of ileal strictures,” they wrote. “However, most studiesRead More

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