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SmartPill aids in the evaluation of GI motility disorders, which can affect up to 50 percent of all diabetics
Buffalo, N.Y. and Sacramento, Calif. — Thursday, May 10, 2007 – Dr. Juan Carlos Garcia, M.D. and Dr. Amar Al-Juburi, gastroenterologists with UC Davis Medical Center, will offer the SmartPill GI Monitoring System to patients, introducing an innovative technology to the region. The SmartPill pH.p Capsule is the first medical device capable of providing segmented transit times for gastric emptying, combined small and large bowel, and total gastrointestinal (GI) tract transit.
The SmartPill pH.p Capsule
The SmartPill pH.p Capsule transits the intestines by peristalsis, or the normal rhythmic contraction of the intestinal muscles, and is capable of transmitting data continuously for greater than 72 hours. The single-use capsule is excreted naturally from the body, usually within a day or two.
Will the SmartPill Capsule replace current invasive procedures?
A logical compliment to Endoscopy, the SmartPill pH.p Capsule has the potential to replace gastric emptying scintigraphy.
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