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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749623/gastrointestinal-pathologists-perspective-on-managing-risk-in-the-distal-esophagus-convergence-on-a-pragmatic-approach
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Andrew M Bellizzi, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Maria Westerhoff, E Celia Marginean, Robert H Riddell
Here, we discuss recent updates and a continuing controversy in the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus, specifically the recommendation that the irregular Z-line not be biopsied, the diminished status of ultrashort-segment Barrett's esophagus, the evidence basis for excluding and including the requirement of goblet cells for the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus, and the conclusion that histologically confirmed low-grade dysplasia is best managed with endoscopic ablation rather than surveillance...
May 11, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740725/a-case-of-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinoma-manec-arising-in-barrett-s-esophagus-literature-and-review
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Tetsuro Kawazoe, Hiroshi Saeki, Keitaro Edahiro, Shotaro Korehisa, Daisuke Taniguchi, Kensuke Kudou, Ryota Nakanishi, Nobuhide Kubo, Koji Ando, Yuichiro Nakashima, Eiji Oki, Minako Fujiwara, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC) is defined as a neoplasm composed of both exocrine and endocrine carcinomas, each comprising at least 30% of the tumor. MANEC can occur in various organs of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and colon. We herein provide the first case report of surgically resected MANEC arising in Barrett's esophagus (BE). CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man presenting with abdominal pain was referred to our hospital...
May 8, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720850/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-superficial-esophageal-cancer
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Maximilien Barret, Frédéric Prat
Endoscopy allows for the screening, early diagnosis, treatment and follow up of superficial esophageal cancer. Endoscopic submucosal dissection has become the gold standard for the resection of superficial squamous cell neoplasia. Combinations of endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation are the mainstay of the management of Barrett's associated neoplasia. However, protruded, non-lifting or large lesions may be better managed by endoscopic submucosal dissection. Novel ablation tools, such as argon plasma coagulation with submucosal lifting and cryoablation balloons, are being developed for the treatment of residual Barrett's esophagus, since iatrogenic strictures still hamper the development of extensive circumferential resections in the esophagus...
May 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697438/improved-progression-prediction-in-barrett-s-esophagus-with-low-grade-dysplasia-using-specific-histologic-criteria
#4
Fiebo J C Ten Kate, Daan Nieboer, Fiebo J W Ten Kate, Michail Doukas, Marco J Bruno, Manon C W Spaander, Leendert H J Looijenga, Katharina Biermann
Risk stratification of patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) is based on diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia (LGD). LGD has a poor interobserver agreement and a limited value for prediction of progression to high-grade dysplasia or esophageal adenocarcinoma. Specific reproducible histologic criteria may improve the predictive value of LGD. Four gastrointestinal pathologists examined 12 histologic criteria associated with LGD in 84 BE patients with LGD (15 progressors and 69 nonprogressors). The criteria with at least a moderate (kappa, 0...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671160/cardiac-metaplasia-follow-treat-or-ignore
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REVIEW
Stuart J Spechler
Over the past two decades, evidence has accumulated to challenge the traditional view that cardiac mucosa, which is comprised exclusively of mucus glands, is the normal lining of the most proximal portion of the stomach (the gastric cardia). There is now considerable evidence to suggest that cardiac mucosa develops as a GERD-induced, squamous-to-columnar esophageal metaplasia in some, if not all, cases. Although cardiac mucosa lacks the goblet cells commonly required for a histologic diagnosis of intestinal metaplasia, cardiac mucosa has many molecular features of an intestinal-type mucosa, and appears to be the precursor of intestinal metaplasia with goblet cells...
April 18, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671159/clinical-guidelines-update-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Michelle Clermont, Gary W Falk
Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which metaplastic columnar epithelium replaces stratified squamous epithelium in the distal esophagus. This condition occurs due to chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a risk factor for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Multiple clinical guidelines have been published around the world in recent years to assist gastroenterologists in the management of these patients and have evolved as new data have become available. While some information such as surveillance technique has not drastically changed, there has been an evolution over the years in diagnostic criteria, screening and endoscopic therapy with a variety of subtle differences among the different guidelines...
April 18, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649837/-cost-effectiveness-and-cost-utility-analyses-of-antireflux-medicine
#7
Ines Gockel, Undine Gabriele Lange, Olaf Schürmann, Boris Jansen-Winkeln, Rainer Sibbel, Orestis Lyros, Nikolaus von Dercks
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery and medical therapy with proton pump inhibitors are gold standards of gastroesophageal reflux treatment. On account of limited resources and increasing healthcare needs and costs, in this analysis, not only optimal medical results, but also superiority in health economics of these 2 methods are evaluated. METHODS: We performed an electronic literature survey in MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Library, ISRCTN (International Standard Randomization Controlled Trial Number) as well as in the NHS Economic Evaluation Database, including studies published until 1/2017...
April 12, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626734/a-survey-on-barrett-s-esophagus-analysis-using-machine-learning
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REVIEW
Luis A de Souza, Christoph Palm, Robert Mendel, Christian Hook, Alanna Ebigbo, Andreas Probst, Helmut Messmann, Silke Weber, João P Papa
This work presents a systematic review concerning recent studies and technologies of machine learning for Barrett's esophagus (BE) diagnosis and treatment. The use of artificial intelligence is a brand new and promising way to evaluate such disease. We compile some works published at some well-established databases, such as Science Direct, IEEEXplore, PubMed, Plos One, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Springer, and Hindawi Publishing Corporation...
March 30, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608452/barrett-esophagus-length-nodularity-and-low-grade-dysplasia-are-predictive-of-progression-to-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#9
Dipesh Solanky, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, Nicholas Crews, Michele Johnson, Kenneth Wang, Herbert Wolfsen, David Fleischer, Francisco C Ramirez, David Katzka, Navtej Buttar, Prasad G Iyer
GOALS: To investigate factors predictive of progression from nondysplastic Barrett esophagus (NDBE) or low-grade dysplasia (LGD) to high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) using a large, prospective cohort of patients, wherein all esophageal biopsies undergo expert gastrointestinal pathologist review. BACKGROUND: Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of endoscopic surveillance to detect incident EAC in the setting of Barrett esophagus (BE), particularly in NDBE patients, is questioned...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571635/lack-of-correlation-between-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms-and-esophageal-lesions-after-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Emanuele Soricelli, Giovanni Casella, Giovanni Baglio, Roberta Maselli, Ilaria Ernesti, Alfredo Genco
BACKGROUND: The postoperative development or worsening of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) represents the major drawback of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). A GERD diagnosis is often based only on symptoms and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) intake, while objective tests like esophagogastroduodenoscopy and pH measurements are performed less frequently. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between reflux symptoms and GERD-related esophageal lesions. SETTINGS: University hospital, Rome, Italy...
February 13, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560670/current-status-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Tang-Wei Chuang, Shou-Chien Chen, Kow-Tong Chen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore the recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: Previous studies were searched using the terms "gastroesophageal reflux disease" and "diagnosis" or "treatment" in Medline and Pubmed. Articles that were not published in the English language, manuscripts without an abstract, reviews, meta-analysis, and opinion articles were excluded from the review...
July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536160/prognosis-of-patients-with-superficial-t1-esophageal-cancer-who-underwent-endoscopic-resection-before-esophagectomy-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison
#12
Patrick Sven Plum, Arnulf Heinrich Hölscher, Kristin Pacheco Godoy, Henner Schmidt, Felix Berlth, Seung-Hun Chon, Hakan Alakus, Elfriede Bollschweiler
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer after non-curative endoscopic resection (ER) followed by esophagectomy (ER + S) with that of patients after primary surgery (PS). METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 287 patients had esophagectomy for T1 esophageal cancer. 81 of these patients underwent at least one ER in curative intention before surgery (7 squamous cell carcinomas, 74 adenocarcinomas)...
March 13, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528378/association-of-sporadic-and-familial-barrett-s-esophagus-with-breast-cancer
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M Q Chan, A E Blum, A K Chandar, A M L Kieber Emmons, Y Shindo, W Brock, G W Falk, M I Canto, J S Wang, P G Iyer, N J Shaheen, W M Grady, J A Abrams, P N Thota, K K Guda, A Chak
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is the only known precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Based on striking aggregation of breast cancer and BE/EAC within families as well as shared risk factors and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, we hypothesized that BE may be associated with breast cancer. Pedigree analysis of families identified prospectively at multiple academic centers as part of the Familial Barrett's Esophagus Consortium (FBEC) was reviewed and families with aggregation of BE/EAC and breast cancer are reported...
March 7, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513175/current-status-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-diagnosis-and-treatment
#14
REVIEW
T-W Chuang, S-C Chen, K-T Chen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore the recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: Previous studies were searched using the terms "gastroesophageal reflux disease" and "diagnosis" or "treatment" in Medline and Pubmed. Articles that were not published in the English language, manuscripts without an abstract, reviews, meta-analysis, and opinion articles were excluded from the review...
July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506235/management-of-barrett-s-esophagus-with-low-grade-dysplasia
#15
M Harrison, J E Allen, V S Gorrepati, J M E López-Jamar, P Sharma
Barrett's esophagus progresses to esophageal adenocarcinoma in a stepwise histological fashion of no dysplasia, low grade dysplasia, high grade dysplasia and cancer. Hence the progression to cancer from various histological stages is different. Progression to cancer from low grade dysplasia is highly variable in the literature due to high inter-observer variability between pathologists in diagnosing it. Studies have shown the utility of having confirmation of low grade dysplasia by expert pathologists or documenting its persistence on two subsequent endoscopies in order to unify the diagnosis...
March 1, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476056/evolution-of-barrett-s-esophagus-through-space-and-time-at-single-crypt-and-whole-biopsy-levels
#16
Pierre Martinez, Diego Mallo, Thomas G Paulson, Xiaohong Li, Carissa A Sanchez, Brian J Reid, Trevor A Graham, Mary K Kuhner, Carlo C Maley
The low risk of progression of Barrett's esophagus (BE) to esophageal adenocarcinoma can lead to over-diagnosis and over-treatment of BE patients. This may be addressed through a better understanding of the dynamics surrounding BE malignant progression. Although genetic diversity has been characterized as a marker of malignant development, it is still unclear how BE arises and develops. Here we uncover the evolutionary dynamics of BE at crypt and biopsy levels in eight individuals, including four patients that experienced malignant progression...
February 23, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458154/the-effect-of-endoscopic-surveillance-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Don Chamil Codipilly, Apoorva Krishna Chandar, Siddharth Singh, Sachin Wani, Nicholas J Shaheen, John M Inadomi, Amitabh Chak, Prasad G Iyer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Guidelines recommend endoscopic surveillance of patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) to identify those with dysplasia (a precursor of carcinoma) or early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who can be treated endoscopically. However, it is unclear whether surveillance increases survival times of patients with BE. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to qualitatively and quantitatively examine evidence for the association of endoscopic surveillance in patients with BE with survival and other outcomes...
February 16, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458152/controversies-in-endoscopic-eradication-therapy-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#18
Srinadh Komanduri, V Raman Muthusamy, Sachin Wani
Advances in endoscopic eradication therapy for Barrett's Esophagus-associated neoplasia have resulted in a significant paradigm shift in the diagnosis and management of this complex disease. A robust body of literature critically evaluating outcomes of resection and ablative strategies has allowed gastroenterologists to make quality, evidence-based decisions for their patients. Despite this progress, there are still many unanswered questions and challenges that remain. Ultimately, identification of a cost-effective screening modality, biomarkers for risk stratification, and strides to eliminate post surveillance endoscopy after endoscopic eradication therapy are essential to reach our long-term goal for eradication of esophageal adenocarcinoma...
May 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417867/bioinformatic-analyses-of-microrna-targeted-genes-and-microarray-identified-genes-correlated-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#19
Jing Lv, Jijun Liu, Lei Guo, Jun Zhang, Yan Cheng, Chu Chen, Heping Zhao, Jihan Wang
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is defined as a metaplasia condition in the distal esophagus, in which the native squamous epithelium lining is replaced by a columnar epithelium with or without intestinal metaplasia. It is commonly accepted that BE is a precancerous lesion for esophageal adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the aberrant microRNAs (miRNAs) and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) associated with BE based on online microarray datasets. One miRNA and five gene expression profiling datasets were retrieved from the Gene Expression Omnibus Database...
February 8, 2018: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370762/circular-stripes-were-more-common-in-barrett-s-esophagus-after-acetic-acid-staining
#20
Yating Sun, Shiyang Ma, Li Fang, Jinhai Wang, Lei Dong
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is disturbed by numerous factors, including correct gastroesophageal junction judgment, the initial location of the Z-line and the biopsy result above it. The acetic acid (AA) could help to diagnose BE better than high resolution imaging technology or magnifying endoscopy, by providing enhanced contrast of different epithelium. We have noticed AA could produce multiple white circular lines, forming circular stripes (CS), at lower esophagus, which hasn't been reported by others...
January 25, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
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