Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 56, Issue 8, pp 2497–2498 | Cite as

Age Should Not Be a Barrier to Performing Capsule Endoscopy in the Elderly with Anaemia



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyRoyal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Room P39, P Floor, Gastroenterology and Liver UnitRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK

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