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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502210/-esophageal-complications-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-consequences-or-defensive-reactions
#1
Örs Péter Horváth, Laura Bognár, András Papp, András Vereczkei
Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects more than 10% of the adult population. Most patients can be effectively treated with lifestyle changes and adequate acid-reducing therapy. However, about 10% of the patients remain symptomatic despite treatment and severe complications may develop. Interestingly, some of these complications seem to be a sort of defensive mechanism that may either alleviate the patient's symptoms or prevent developing further complications. In Barrett's esophagus, which can be unambigously considered as a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, reflux symptoms ruining the quality of life may significantly improve, since the metaplastic Barrett epithelium is much more resistent to gastric acid, than the normal epithelial lining of the esophagus...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501919/automated-cytological-detection-of-barrett-s-neoplasia-with-infrared-spectroscopy
#2
Oliver Old, Gavin Lloyd, Martin Isabelle, L Max Almond, Catherine Kendall, Karol Baxter, Neil Shepherd, Angela Shore, Nick Stone, Hugh Barr
BACKGROUND: Development of a nonendoscopic test for Barrett's esophagus would revolutionize population screening and surveillance for patients with Barrett's esophagus. Swallowed cell collection devices have recently been developed to obtain cytology brushings from the esophagus: automated detection of neoplasia in such samples would enable large-scale screening and surveillance. METHODS: Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was used to develop an automated tool for detection of Barrett's esophagus and Barrett's neoplasia in esophageal cell samples...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501084/barrett-esophagus-and-intramucosal-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#3
REVIEW
Shanmugarajah Rajendra, Prateek Sharma
Barrett esophagus (BE) is a precursor lesion for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Developments in imaging and molecular markers, and endoscopic eradication therapy, are available to curb the increase of EAC. Endoscopic surveillance is recommended, despite lack of data. The cancer risk gets progressively downgraded, raising questions about the understanding of risk factors and molecular biology involved. Recent data point to at least 2 carcinogenic pathways operating in EAC. The use of p53 overexpression and high-risk human papillomavirus may represent the best chance to detect progressors...
June 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500192/deprescribing-proton-pump-inhibitors-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
#4
Barbara Farrell, Kevin Pottie, Wade Thompson, Taline Boghossian, Lisa Pizzola, Farah Joy Rashid, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Kate Walsh, Vivian Welch, Paul Moayyedi
OBJECTIVE: To develop an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper or stop proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); to focus on the highest level of evidence available and seek input from primary care professionals in the guideline development, review, and endorsement processes. METHODS: Five health professionals (1 family physician, 3 pharmacists, and 1 gastroenterologist) and 5 nonvoting members comprised the overall team; members disclosed conflicts of interest...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488688/association-between-coffee-or-tea-drinking-and-barrett-s-esophagus-or-esophagitis-an-italian-study
#5
R A Filiberti, V Fontana, A De Ceglie, S Blanchi, E Grossi, D Della Casa, T Lacchin, M De Matthaeis, O Ignomirelli, R Cappiello, A Rosa, M Foti, F Laterza, V D'Onofrio, G Iaquinto, M Conio
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Only a few papers have treated of the relationship between Barrett's esophagus (BE) or erosive esophagitis (E) and coffee or tea intake. We evaluated the role of these beverages in BE and E occurrence. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Patients with BE (339), E (462) and controls (619) were recruited. Data on coffee and tea and other individual characteristics were collected using a structured questionnaire. RESULTS: BE risk was higher in former coffee drinkers, irrespective of levels of exposure (cup per day; ⩽1: OR=3...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484815/iss-symposium-from-heartburn-to-barrett-s-esophagus-and-beyond
#6
EDITORIAL
Marco G Patti, Nicholas J Shaheen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484735/endoscopic-screening-for-barrett-s-esophagus-while-we-re-in-do-we-also-need-to-see-the-stomach-and-the-duodenum
#7
EDITORIAL
Mihai Ciocîrlan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475744/clinical-characteristics-and-associated-factors-of-japanese-patients-with-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction-a-multicenter-clinicoepidemiological-study
#8
K Matsueda, N Manabe, N Toshikuni, Y Sato, T Watanabe, H Yamamoto, K Haruma
Gastroesophageal reflux disease-related diseases, such as Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEGJ), are believed to occur less frequently in Asia than in Western countries. However, the number of reported cases is increasing, yet little is known regarding the epidemiology of AEGJ in Japan. The primary study aim is to investigate the clinicoepidemiological characteristics of AEGJ. The secondary aim is to identify factors associated with it. In the 6.5 years between January 2008 and June 2014, we reviewed 88,199 esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) reports and associated medical records (Study 1)...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475729/ceacam-6-a-novel-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#9
N Sharma, S Srivastava, F Kern, W Xian, K G Yeoh, T Ming, F McKeon, K Y Ho
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition associated with the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Despite the low risk of progression to EAC, evidence highlights the notably poor survival rates of this malignancy. The mainstay form of diagnosis of BE is endoscopy and biopsy sampling. However, research emphasizes limitations with regards to the histological detection of BE and associated dysplasia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical significance of CEACAM6 as a potential biomarker for the diagnosis of BE and beyond...
July 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471304/upper-esophageal-sphincter-abnormalities-and-high-resolution-esophageal-manometry-findings-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#10
Tanmayee Benjamin, Shamiq Zackria, Rocio Lopez, Joel Richter, Prashanthi N Thota
BACKGROUND: The association between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and abnormalities of upper esophageal sphincter (UES) and esophageal motility is not clearly known. High-resolution esophageal manometry (HREM) has allowed accurate measurement and evaluation of UES and esophageal function. GOALS: To evaluate the UES function and esophageal motility using HREM in patients with LPR and compare them to patients with typical gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). STUDY: All patients evaluated for GERD or LPR symptoms with esophageal function testing including HREM, ambulatory distal pH monitoring and upper endoscopy between 2006 and 2014 were retrospectively studied (n = 220)...
May 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469359/probe-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-the-therapeutic-endoscopic-management-of-barrett-s-dysplasia
#11
Fabrice Caillol, Sebastien Godat, Flora Poizat, Aurélie Auttret, Christian Pesenti, Erwan Bories, Jean Phillipe Ratone, Marc Giovannini
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus (BE) depends on the histological stage of BE and includes the following: follow up, endotherapy with thermal ablation, and piecemeal or monobloc endoscopic resection (ER). We know that biopsies are unreliable in 20-75% of cases. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficiency of probe confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) in the diagnosis of the histological stage of BE, compared with the final histological results after ER. METHODS: This retrospective study was based on a prospective registry of patients referred for management of BE-associated dysplasia...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455160/long-term-follow-up-results-of-stepwise-radical-endoscopic-resection-for-barrett-s-esophagus-with-early-neoplasia
#12
Kamar Belghazi, Frederike G I van Vilsteren, Bas L A M Weusten, Sybren L Meijer, Jacques J G H M Bergman, Roos E Pouw
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stepwise radical endoscopic resection (SRER) has shown to be effective in eradicating Barrett's esophagus (BE) and its associated dysplasia. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term durability after successful SRER for early Barrett's neoplasia. METHODS: Patients who were treated with SRER for BE ≤5 cm with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or early cancer (EC) and had reached complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia (CE-IM) and neoplasia (CE-neo) were included...
April 25, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455158/costs-associated-with-barrett-s-esophagus-screening-in-the-community-an-economic-analysis-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-of-sedated-versus-hospital-unsedated-versus-mobile-community-unsedated-endoscopy
#13
James P Moriarty, Nilay D Shah, Joel H Rubenstein, Christopher H Blevins, Michele Johnson, David A Katzka, Kenneth K Wang, Louis Michel Wongkeesong, David A Ahlquist, Prasad G Iyer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data on the economic impact associated with screening for Barrett's esophagus (BE) are limited. As part of a comparative effectiveness randomized trial of unsedated transnasal endoscopy (uTNE) and sedated endoscopy (sEGD), we assessed costs associated with BE screening. METHODS: Patients were randomly allocated to 3 techniques: sEGD or uTNE in a hospital setting (huTNE) versus uTNE in a mobile research van (muTNE). Patients were called 1 and 30 days after screening to assess loss of work (due to the screening procedure) and medical care sought after procedure...
April 25, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451845/reflux-esophagitis-and-its-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-barrett-s-metaplasia
#14
REVIEW
Rhonda Frances Souza
Reflux esophagitis damages the squamous epithelium that normally lines the esophagus, and promotes replacement of the damaged squamous lining by the intestinal metaplasia of Barrett's esophagus, the precursor of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Therefore, to prevent the development of Barrett's metaplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma, the pathogenesis of reflux esophagitis must be understood. We have reported that reflux esophagitis, both in a rat model and in humans, develops as a cytokine-mediated inflammatory injury (i...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447001/overview-of-esophageal-cancer
#15
Ghulam Abbas, Mark Krasna
Esophageal cancer is a male-dominant aggressive malignancy and a leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are the two predominant histological subtypes with varying geographical and racial distribution. Globally, squamous cell carcinoma remains the most common histological type. In Western countries, however, adenocarcinoma has become the leading histological subtype, corresponding to a rise in the incidence of obesity, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446998/pathology-of-esophageal-cancer-and-barrett-s-esophagus
#16
REVIEW
Shilpa Jain, Sadhna Dhingra
Esophageal cancer is a serious malignancy with high mortality. The two common distinctive pathologic subtypes of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. These differ with regards to etiology, ethnic distribution, pathogenesis, and location in the esophagus. The precursor lesions are also unique to each subtype. Squamous cell carcinoma is more common in East Asia, is linked to smoking and tobacco use, more commonly involves the middle esophagus, and the precursor lesion is squamous dysplasia...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446997/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-and-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-early-stage-esophageal-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Bo Ning, Mohamed M Abdelfatah, Mohamed O Othman
Mortality from esophageal cancer remains high despite advances in medical therapy. Although the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus remains unchanged, the incidence of the esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased over time. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD and obesity are contributing factors to the development of Barrett's esophagus and subsequent development of adenocarcinoma. Early recognition of the disease can lead to resection of esophageal cancer prior to the development of lymphovascular invasion...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446996/barrett-s-esophagus-best-practices-for-treatment-and-post-treatment-surveillance
#18
REVIEW
Nabil M Mansour, Hashem B El-Serag, Sharmila Anandasabapathy
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition that increases the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Significantly more common in the Western world, risk factors include increased age, male sex, white race, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), central obesity, and cigarette smoking. The rates of progression to cancer depend on the grade of Barrett's dysplasia. Screening for BE is recommended in patients with GERD and additional risk factors. Endoscopic surveillance of patients with BE likely improves overall outcomes...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446978/optimizing-the-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#19
REVIEW
Juan A Muñoz-Largacha, Hiran C Fernando, Virginia R Litle
The incidence of Barrett's esophagus (BE) in the Western world has increased over the last decades. BE is considered a premalignant lesion that can progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), a highly aggressive malignancy with poor survival rates. The close association between BE and EAC highlights the need for an early diagnosis in order to improve survival and outcomes in this group of patients. Although the evidence for BE screening with conventional endoscopy is controversial and limited by cost-effectiveness studies, screening can be suggested in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and two or more risk factors for EAC...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441152/cryoablation-in-the-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#20
Anouk Overwater, Bas L A M Weusten
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Providing an overview on types of cryotherapy for esophageal application and their role in the management of Barrett's esophagus. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have involved multiple types of cryotherapy including cryospray techniques that use either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide as the cryogenic fluid, and the CryoBalloon focal ablation device that uses nitrous oxide. Overall, studies report cryotherapy to be safe and effective in eradicating Barrett's epithelium...
April 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
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