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Table 2 Diagnostic performance of VCE for small intestine lesions and for lesions requiring hemostasis

From: Video capsule endoscopy as the initial examination for overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding can efficiently identify patients who require double-balloon enteroscopy

  For small intestine disease For lesions needed hemostasis
Sensitivity (%) (95 % CI) 100 (94.5–100) 100 (87.2–100)
Specificity (%) (95 % CI) 85.4 (78.9–85.4) 77.6 (73.4–77.6)
PPV (%) (95 % CI) 88.9 (84.0–88.9) 59.5 (51.8–59.5)
NPV (%) (95 % CI) 100 (92.4–100) 100 (94.6–100)
Accuracy (%) (95 % CI) 93.3 (87.3–93.3) 83.1 (76.8–83.1)
  1. PPV positive predictive value, NPV negative predictive value, CI confidence interval