While many times before colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) has been proven to be nearly as accurate as an invasive colonoscopy, in CAREforCOLON Trial I we looked specifically at the results in a group of screening patients with a positive result and used home-delivered CCE, rather then conducting the procedure in a practice or clinic.
A patient who agreed to participate went through a standard Home-Delivered Colon Capsule Endoscopy by CorporateHealth and immediately the next day – without the need for additional cleansing – received a colonoscopy at Odense University Hospital in Nyborg. Neither the diagnostic team from CorporateHealth nor the specialists from OUH knew the outcome of the other procedure before both were completed, to avoid any bias.
After comparing the results, the patient was informed of the outcome and had an additional discussion for any follow-up if needed. Meanwhile the scientific study team analyzes the accuracy of HD-CCE over colonoscopy from all captured data.
After the first study has now been completed, more are being prepared. However, via our medical center in Hamburg and depending on your circumstances, video capsule endoscopy can be delivered today.
100 patients back-to-back capsule endoscopy vs CT colonography
Early June 2016 a new clinical trial kicked off to compare CT colonography with Tele-Medical Colon Capsule Endoscopy. Just as in Trial I patients receive a back-to-back treatment. This time 100 patients that had an incomplete colonoscopy and would have been scheduled for a follow-up CT colography are being invited to participate in this study. Again under leadership of Odense University Hospital and in collaboration with Medtronic and sundhed.dk, CorporateHealth will provide patient management and video analysis.
The first patients have been recruited from the colonoscopy center in Nyborg, Denmark, and will continue over the next months.
250 patients back-to-back capsule endoscopy vs colonoscopy
From June 2015 to May 2016 we have supported a scientific study to compare a traditional colonoscopy with Home-Delivered Colon Capsule Endoscopy. Conducted the Odense University Hospital and in collaboration with Medtronic and sundhed.dk, 250 patients from Funen with a positive stool test (iFOBT) received both a capsule screening as well as a traditional colonoscopy.
The results of that study are currently being analyzed by the research team and will be published soon. Stay put for what we believe will be exciting news for everybody who is looking for an alternative to standard colorectal cancer risk stratification.