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« on: 24/02/2006 14:47:36 »
di anyone see the article a few weeks ago about a camera designed to be swallowed,to check the digestive tract.
any comments?[^]

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #1 on: 24/02/2006 16:45:45 »
Ray, as a firm believer in empirical study why don't you attach some string to one of these, swallow it and then let us know the results.

 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #2 on: 24/02/2006 18:01:02 »
judging from georges comments,i probably could neil.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/02/2006 18:27:46 »
"" Technology News
 Once swallowed with water, the PillCam takes about 2,600 color pictures inside the body.
 After 20 minutes, the doctor can evaluate the video images and make a diagnosis"".
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/tech/news/3581629.html


Hopefully the picture of "PillCam" on the above site is not actual size  :) .
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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #4 on: 24/02/2006 18:37:05 »
medical technology is just so good these days,wasnt that long ago they cut you open,(and probably killed you) for the least thing,now they view one end to the other remotely.
at least its better than neils sepository cam (above),are you sure that this is normal for cardiac patients neil ?.
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #5 on: 24/02/2006 19:40:55 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ray hinton

are you sure that this is normal for cardiac patients neil ?.



Ray...yes I am sure it's safe...No one has ever survived the process to complain otherwise !! :D

Will they bring out a low fat diet version ?

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #6 on: 24/02/2006 21:05:06 »
when i get my appointment for the sepository-cam,can you send me some KY and a leather strap to bite on[xx(][xx(][xx(]

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #7 on: 25/02/2006 03:28:46 »
how would you get the pil cam out of you?
i mean, if you originally had a string...and it broke?
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #8 on: 25/02/2006 03:31:16 »
quote:
Originally posted by unitedkingdomsciencer

how would you get the pil cam out of you?
i mean, if you originally had a string...and it broke?




You make sure it's self developing. That way it would work itself out !! :)

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #9 on: 25/02/2006 04:43:44 »
aha!
i get it!
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #10 on: 25/02/2006 10:00:06 »
or,if you are a mathematician,work it out with a pencil,ayayayayayayaya

measure twice,cut once.
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #11 on: 25/02/2006 16:22:37 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ray hinton

or,if you are a mathematician,work it out with a pencil,ayayayayayayaya

measure twice,cut once.



....or with a ruler !!  :D

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #12 on: 28/02/2006 00:13:13 »
for god sake dont use an abacus!!!!!

its the drugs,y-know.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 01/03/2006 15:15:07 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ray hinton

di anyone see the article a few weeks ago about a camera designed to be swallowed,to check the digestive tract.
any comments ?




With conventional colonoscopy there is approximately a 1:1000 chance it will cause a gut perforation, up to 25% of those with gut perforation will die of peritonitis-septicemia:-
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/oup/jnci/2003/00000095/00000003/art00230

The pill camera avoids this small 1:4000 risk of colonoscopy causing death. The pillcam also reaches parts of the intestine that conventional endoscopy cannot reach, (to misquote the Heineken advert :)).

So the pillcam is not a gimmic: it has significant advantages over conventional endoscopy.

The pillcam does not store the images, it transmits them to a nearby receiver. Hopefully the pictures do not appear on any old TV set, although it would be more interesting than watching "Big Brother" :).

[I am sure readers could suggest titles for any unintentional intestinal reality TV shows].

« Last Edit: 01/03/2006 16:02:22 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #14 on: 01/03/2006 17:15:35 »
Titles for GUT TV programmes (via pillcam):-

"The Grapes of Wrath"  (on hemorrhoids)  [:I]
« Last Edit: 01/03/2006 17:18:10 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #15 on: 02/03/2006 02:21:20 »
colon the barbarian,? what if the camera took a wrong turn and went via the bladder,yyyiiikkkeeesss!

its the drugs,y-know.
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #16 on: 06/03/2006 15:54:51 »
GUT TV programme titile:-

" Close Encounters of the Turd Kind " :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #17 on: 06/03/2006 16:18:39 »
quote:
Originally posted by ROBERT

GUT TV programme titile:-

" Close Encounters of the Turd Kind " :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind



How about: " LOST IN-TESTINE ! "  :D....hmmm...maybe not eh ?....acually..it's rubbish !!

what about "Voyage to the BOTTOM of the Sea"...anyone remember that ?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/03/2006 16:53:23 »
" Villi Wonka's Chocolate factory "  :)

""  Villi:-
small, slender vascular projections which increase the surface area of a membrane.
 They are found within the intestinal tract, where they increase the area for food absorption.""
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/B/bodystory/glossary.html

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #19 on: 06/03/2006 23:32:07 »
Scat! Go! Be Gone!

I would believe that this thread is old, coprolitic even, and it is time to colon to a thread less infused with bile. The acerbic nature of the refluxive reaction to a new development in gas analysis leaves a bad taste in my mouth (to obscure?).

Besides, Robert doesn't give crudit where crudit is due: it is the microville that do all the work, where the crapilaries are located that absorbe the nutrients.

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #20 on: 14/03/2006 11:15:43 »
GUT TV programme titles:-

"GI Jane", "GI" = GastroIntestinal, also "GI Jane" = crap movie.  
http://www.totalfilm.com/cinema_reviews/gi_jane

"Bridget Jones's Diarrhoea"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2001/04/02/bridget_jones_diary_2001_review.shtml
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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #22 on: 15/03/2006 12:15:43 »
Then there's that famous Tom Jones song

 "What's Poo ***** Scat ?"
 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #23 on: 20/03/2006 11:52:40 »
GUT TV incidental music:-

Maurice Ravel's "Bowelero",
or any song sung by Sir Harry Caecum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caecum

 

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Re: belly-cam
« Reply #24 on: 30/04/2006 05:31:46 »
I did a search on google about this..and came upon your forums.

Im having this PillCam procedure done on friday 5/5/06. And am abit suspicious about it now.

It says on the Intructions i received that

"Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy is associated with a very small risk of intestinal retention of the capsule, If this is the case it will have to be removed surgically or endoscopically."

They say "very small risk".  But who knows if this is accurate since we dont have decades of evidence to analyze here. And usually when a medicine has a very rare side effect, I am the one that gets those. Plus, this whole "intestinal retention" thing isnt too accurate. I mean, are there some really serious organs it could get stuck on? Im not too found on specifics of our digestion system.

So i dont know now.. What do you guys think?  Wish i had more evidence and data regarding this particular test.

If it works normally, its suppose to pass through my bowel. (obviously)


any input would be great.
thanks


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