Reply to: enteroclysis vs enterography: the unsettled issue
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Dear Drs Torkzad and Lauenstein,
Thank you for your interest in our article, “Comparison of MR enteroclysis with MR enterography and conventional enteroclysis in patients with Crohn’s disease”, published in European Radiology .
We would like to respond briefly to some of your questions and comments.
We have not compared MR enteroclysis (MREc) and MR enterography (MREg) directly, but MREc and MREg findings were compared directly with those of conventional enteroclysis (CE) as the ‘gold standard’. The results of this analysis were correlated.
The two groups of patients that underwent to MREc and CE (n = 22) and MREg and CE (n = 18) were not statistically different, because the procedure for alternate assignment involved random basing of the CDAI score.
The two populations were homogeneous, and the analysis of the results was not on a patient basis but on a segment basis. We agree with you that a larger number of patients would be useful in evaluating the grade of...
KeywordsSmall Bowel Metoclopramide Capsule Endoscopy Mucosal Abnormality Push Enteroscopy
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