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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917099/radiofrequency-ablation-for-dysplastic-and-nondysplastic-barrett-esophagus
#1
George Triadafilopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901624/endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#2
Phillip S Ge, V Raman Muthusamy
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an increasingly popular minimally invasive technique that is used for the management of superficial lesions in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The goal of this article is to describe the indications and technique of EMR, with a focus on the endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus (BE). The two major EMR techniques-cap EMR and band EMR-will be presented, along with a discussion of their efficacy as well as their integration into the broader treatment paradigm of endoscopic eradication therapy for BE...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899321/volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy-in-barrett-s-esophagus-interobserver-agreement-for-interpretation-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-associated-neoplasia-among-high-frequency-users
#3
Arvind J Trindade, Sumant Inamdar, Michael S Smith, Kenneth J Chang, Cadman L Leggett, Charles J Lightdale, Douglas K Pleskow, Divyesh V Sejpal, Guillermo J Tearney, Rebecca M Thomas, Michael B Wallace
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Targeting neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) is challenging. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) is a new imaging technique that allows for real time cross-sectional microstructure imaging that can detect BE neoplasia. The interobserver agreement among users in practice is unknown. METHODS: Eight high-volume users of VLE from different academic centers in the United States evaluated 120-stored VLE images blinded to the endoscopic and clinical findings...
November 26, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893678/value-of-cyclin-a-immunohistochemistry-for-cancer-risk-stratification-in-barrett-esophagus-surveillance-a-multicenter-case-control-study
#4
Sophie H van Olphen, Fiebo J C Ten Kate, Michail Doukas, Florine Kastelein, Ewout W Steyerberg, Hans A Stoop, Manon C Spaander, Leendert H J Looijenga, Marco J Bruno, Katharina Biermann
The value of endoscopic Barrett esophagus (BE) surveillance based on histological diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) remains debated given the lack of adequate risk stratification. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of cyclin A expression and to combine these results with our previously reported immunohistochemical p53, AMACR, and SOX2 data, to identify a panel of biomarkers predicting neoplastic progression in BE.We conducted a case-control study within a prospective cohort of 720 BE patients...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891754/patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-are-hypersensitive-to-acid-but-hyposensitive-to-other-stimuli-compared-with-healthy-controls
#5
C Lottrup, A L Krarup, H Gregersen, P Ejstrud, A M Drewes
BACKGROUND: Esophageal hyposensitivity has been observed in Barrett's esophagus and may contribute to its pathophysiology. However, studies are few, in particular those assessing different sensory modalities. We aimed to compare esophageal sensitivity to multimodal stimulation in patients with Barrett's esophagus and in healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with Barrett's esophagus and 12 healthy controls were examined. A multimodal probe was placed in the lower esophagus...
November 27, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890867/obesity-related-digestive-diseases-and-their-pathophysiology
#6
REVIEW
Su Youn Nam
Obesity is a growing medical and public health problem worldwide. Many digestive diseases are related to obesity. In this article, the current state of our knowledge of obesity-related digestive diseases, their pathogenesis, and the medical and metabolic consequences of weight reduction are discussed. Obesity-related digestive diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, colon polyp and cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C-related disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallstone, cholangiocarcinoma, and pancreatic cancer...
November 29, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889544/the-role-of-eus-in-patients-with-suspected-barrett-s-esophagus-with-high-grade-dysplasia-or-early-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-impact-on-endoscopic-therapy
#7
Michael J Bartel, Timothy Wallace, Rene Gomez, Massimo Raimondo, Herbert C Wolfsen, Timothy A Woodward, Michael B Wallace
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic therapy is the standard treatment for high-grade dysplasia and some cases of T1a esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), but it is not appropriate for deeply invasive disease. Data on the value of EUS for patient selection for endoscopic or surgical resection are conflicting. We investigated the outcome of esophageal EUS for the staging and treatment selection of patients with treatment-naïve, premalignant Barrett's esophagus (BE) and suspected superficial EAC...
November 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882742/esophageal-adenocarcinoma-and-barrett-esophagus-in-a-neurologically-impaired-teenager
#8
Jae-Yeon Hwang, Yeoun Joo Lee, Peter Chun, Dong Hoon Shin, Jae Hong Park
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) accompanied by Barrett esophagus (BE) is rare in patients younger than 20 years old. EAC in the upper esophagus is also rare. We report a rare case of EAC with BE that developed in the upper esophagus after chronic, untreated gastroesophageal reflux disease in a neurologically impaired teenager. A 19-year-old neurologically impaired man underwent endoscopy for evaluation of dysphagia and vomiting, and was diagnosed with EAC with BE. He underwent transthoracic esophagectomy, extensive lymph node dissection, and cervical esophagogastric anastomosis, but the prognosis was poor...
November 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882416/toward-more-efficient-surveillance-of-barrett-s-esophagus-identification-and-exclusion-of-patients-at-low-risk-of-cancer
#9
Mats Lindblad, Tim Bright, Ann Schloithe, George C Mayne, Gang Chen, Jeff Bull, Peter A Bampton, Robert J L Fraser, Piers A Gatenby, Louisa G Gordon, David I Watson
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is probably not cost-effective. A sub-population with BE at increased risk of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who could be targeted for cost-effective surveillance was sought. METHODS: The outcome for BE surveillance from 2003 to 2012 in a structured program was reviewed. Incidence rates and incidence rate ratios for developing HGD or EAC were calculated. Risk stratification identified individuals who could be considered for exclusion from surveillance...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874941/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-are-we-acting-in-the-best-interest-of-our-patients
#10
G D Tebala
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is strictly related to gastroesophageal reflux and cylindrical metaplasia of the epithelium of the distal esophagus (Barrett's esophagus) due to chronic inflammation. Worldwide incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma is rising despite the availability of precise international guidelines for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and the increasing use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). While PPIs can control GERD symptoms in a significant amount of cases, still a large number of patients progress to Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864719/routine-staging-with-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-patients-with-obstructing-esophageal-cancer-and-dysphagia-rarely-impacts-treatment-decisions
#11
Sara A Mansfield, Samer El-Dika, Somashekar G Krishna, Kyle A Perry, Jon P Walker
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been routinely utilized for the locoregional staging of esophageal cancer. One important aspect of clinical staging has been to stratify patients to treatment with neoadjuvant chemoradiation or primary surgical therapy. We hypothesized that EUS may have a limited impact on clinical decision making in patients with dysphagia and obstructing esophageal masses. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma undergoing esophageal EUS between July 2008 and September 2013...
November 18, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862680/the-natural-history-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-a-comprehensive-review
#12
REVIEW
E Savarino, N de Bortoli, C De Cassan, M Della Coletta, O Bartolo, M Furnari, A Ottonello, E Marabotto, G Bodini, V Savarino
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract which is typically characterized by heartburn and acid regurgitation. These symptoms are widespread in the community and range from 2.5% to more than 25%. Economic analyses showed an increase in direct and indirect costs related to the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of GERD and its complications. The aim of this review is to provide current information regarding the natural history of GERD, taking into account the evolution of its definition and the worldwide gradual change of its epidemiology...
November 9, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861759/metabolic-syndrome-and-risk-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-in-elderly-patients-in-the-united-states-an-analysis-of-seer-medicare-data
#13
Jennifer Drahos, Winnie Ricker, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Michael B Cook
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with cancer risk and increases the risk of Barrett esophagus, which is the precursor lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA), primarily in the absence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, to the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding whether MetS is associated with the risk of EA. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare-linked database, the authors evaluated whether MetS was associated with EA...
November 8, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858583/surgery-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-the-morbidly-obese-patient
#14
Meredith C Duke, Timothy M Farrell
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has mirrored the increase in obesity, and GERD is now recognized as an obesity-related comorbidity. There is growing evidence that obesity, specifically central obesity, is associated with the complications of chronic reflux, including erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. While fundoplication is effective in creating a competent gastroesophageal junction and controlling reflux in most patients, it is less effective in morbidly obese patients...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855466/detection-of-lesions-in-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus-by-community-and-expert-endoscopists
#15
Dirk W Schölvinck, Kim van der Meulen, Jacques J G H M Bergman, Bas L A M Weusten
Background and aims: Endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus (BE) consists of endoscopic resection of visible lesions followed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for any remaining flat BE. Because RFA is only justified in flat BE, detection of neoplastic lesions (high grade dysplasia [HGD] and early adenocarcinoma [EAC]) is crucial. We hypothesized that the detection of visible lesions containing HGD or EAC would be superior in BE expert centers compared with community hospitals, thereby supporting centralization of therapy for BE-related neoplasia...
November 17, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853746/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-pre-procedure-simethicone-and-n-acetylcysteine-to-improve-mucosal-visibility-during-gastroscopy-nicevis
#16
Peter John Basford, James Brown, Lisa Gadeke, Carole Fogg, Ben Haysom-Newport, Reuben Ogollah, Rupam Bhattacharyya, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Fergus Thursby-Pelham, James R Neale, Pradeep Bhandari
Background and study aims: Mucosal views can be impaired by residual bubbles and mucus during gastroscopy. This study aimed to determine whether a pre-gastroscopy drink containing simethicone and N-acetylcysteine improves mucosal visualisation. Patients and methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial recruiting 126 subjects undergoing routine gastroscopy. Subjects were randomized 1:1:1 to receive: A-pre-procedure drink of water, simethicone and N-acetylcysteine (NAC); B-water alone; or C-no preparation...
November 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846743/support-for-involvement-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus
#17
Svein Olav Bratlie, Anna Casselbrant, Anders Edebo, Lars Fändriks
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) have a considerable risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The mucosal expression of the pro-inflammatory angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R) is elevated in these patients, suggesting a role in carcinogenesis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether interference with the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) would influence downstream markers of carcinogenesis. METHODS: Endoscopic mucosal biopsies from BE patients with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) were sampled before and after a three-week period of RAS-interfering treatment...
November 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#18
Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825962/breath-testing-for-barrett-s-esophagus-using-exhaled-volatile-organic-compound-profiling-with-an-electronic-nose-device
#19
Daniel K Chan, Liam Zakko, Kavel H Visrodia, Cadman L Leggett, Lori S Lutzke, Magdalen A Clemens, James D Allen, Marlys A Anderson, Kenneth K Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 5, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818599/progression-from-low-grade-dysplasia-to-malignancy-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-diagnosed-by-two-or-more-pathologists
#20
Harsha Moole, Jaymon Patel, Zohair Ahmed, Abhiram Duvvuri, Sreekar Vennelaganti, Vishnu Moole, Sowmya Dharmapuri, Raghuveer Boddireddy, Pratyusha Yedama, Naveen Bondalapati, Achuta Uppu, Prashanth Vennelaganti, Srinivas Puli
AIM: To evaluate annual incidence of low grade dysplasia (LGD) progression to high grade dysplasia (HGD) and/or esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) when diagnosis was made by two or more expert pathologists. METHODS: Studies evaluating the progression of LGD to HGD or EAC were included. The diagnosis of LGD must be made by consensus of two or more expert gastrointestinal pathologists. Articles were searched in Medline, Pubmed, and Embase. Pooled proportions were calculated using fixed and random effects model...
October 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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