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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147879/increased-risk-for-colon-polyps-in-patients-with-reflux-disease
#1
Amnon Sonnenberg, Kevin O Turner, Robert M Genta
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found an increased risk for colonic neoplasm in patients with Barrett's esophagus. It is unknown whether such risk applies similarly to other types of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). AIMS: To test whether GERD represents a risk factor for the occurrence of colon polyps. METHODS: The Miraca Life Sciences Database is a large national electronic repository of histopathologic records of patients distributed throughout the entire USA...
November 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135518/substantial-interobserver-agreement-in-the-diagnosis-of-dysplasia-in-barrett-esophagus-upon-review-of-a-patient-s-entire-set-of-biopsies
#2
Marcela A Salomao, Dora Lam-Himlin, Rish K Pai
The pathologic diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett esophagus (BE) suffers from interobserver disagreement. Many of the studies demonstrating disagreement in the diagnosis of dysplasia have pathologists review individual biopsy slides in isolation. To more closely mimic daily practice, 3 pathologists reviewed hematoxylin and eosin slides made from 549 individual biopsy jars obtained from 129 unique patients with a diagnosis of BE. Each pathologist reviewed the entirety of a given patient's biopsy material. The grade of dysplasia present in each biopsy jar was given as well as an overall highest grade of dysplasia from the patient's entire set of biopsies...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134539/germline-variant-in-msx1-identified-in-a-dutch-family-with-clustering-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#3
A M J van Nistelrooij, R van Marion, W F J van Ijcken, A de Klein, A Wagner, K Biermann, M C W Spaander, J J B van Lanschot, W N M Dinjens, B P L Wijnhoven
The vast majority of esophageal adenocarcinoma cases are sporadic and caused by somatic mutations. However, over the last decades several families have been identified with clustering of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This observation suggests that one or more hereditary factors may play a role in the initiation of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma in these families. A Dutch family with clustering of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma was identified. Normal DNA obtained from the proband diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus was analyzed with SNP array and exome sequencing...
November 13, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133255/high-prevalence-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-repair-of-esophageal-atresia
#4
Floor W T Vergouwe, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Katharina Biermann, Nicole S Erler, René M H Wijnen, Marco J Bruno, Manon C W Spaander
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Esophageal atresia is rare, but improved surgical and intensive care techniques have increased rates of survival in children, so there are now many adults with this disorder. Many patients with esophageal atresia develop gastroesophageal reflux (GER), raising concerns about increased risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE; prevalence of 1.3%-1.6% in general population) and esophageal carcinoma. We assessed the prevalence of BE and esophageal carcinoma in this population. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 289 patients with esophageal atresia at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands, from May 2012 through March 2017...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132520/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#5
REVIEW
Rick Kellerman, Thomas Kintanar
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that results from the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus or oral cavity resulting in symptoms or complications. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx. GERD affects quality of life and may cause erosive esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is a clinical diagnosis and is most effectively treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129090/screening-and-prevention-strategies-and-endoscopic-management-of-early-esophageal-cancer
#6
James A Kim, Pari M Shah
Esophageal cancer is the 8th most common cancer worldwide and the 6th most common cause of cancer-related death. Its two main subtypes, esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), have varying incidences globally, but recent decades have seen a demonstrated rise of EAC in Western countries whereas ESCC remains highly prevalent in Eastern Africa, Central Asia, and China. Screening interventions have focused on using endoscopy to identify Barrett's esophagus (BE) as a precursor to EAC, and squamous cell dysplasia prior to onset of ESCC...
October 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124122/patient-decision-making-and-clinical-outcomes-following-endoscopic-therapy-or-esophagectomy-for-barrett-s-neoplasia
#7
Robert Lockwood, Elissa Ozanne, Chin Hur, Patrick Yachimski
Background and study aims:  The objective of this study was to assess patient involvement in decision-making, decision confidence, and decision regret among patients who had undergone endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) or esophagectomy for Barrett's esophagus (BE) associated neoplasia. Patients and methods:  Patients with BE high grade dysplasia or intramucosal (T1a) adenocarcinoma who had undergone EET or esophagectomy were invited to complete a survey. Results:  The cohort included 50 subjects, 70 % (35/50) of whom had undergone EET and 30 % (15/50) of whom had undergone esophagectomy...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103533/diagnosis-and-management-of-barrett-related-neoplasia-in-the-modern-era
#8
REVIEW
Lysandra Voltaggio, Elizabeth A Montgomery
Whereas in the past, pathologists were hesitant to diagnose high-grade dysplasia in patients with Barrett esophagus, because this diagnosis prompted esophagectomy, current international consensus is that endoscopic treatment is the management for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal carcinoma. Furthermore, many centers advocate endoscopic ablation for low-grade dysplasia. As such, establishing a diagnosis of dysplasia has become the key step; separation between the grades of dysplasia is less critical. This article offers some criteria for separating dysplasia from reactive changes, discusses pitfalls in interpreting endoscopic mucosal resection specimens, and outlines management strategies...
December 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100443/effects-of-alcohol-consumption-cigarette-smoking-and-betel-quid-chewing-on-upper-digestive-diseases-a-large-cross-sectional-study-and-meta-analysis
#9
Yun-Shiuan Chuang, Meng-Chieh Wu, Fang-Jung Yu, Yao-Kuang Wang, Chien-Yu Lu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Chie-Tong Kuo, Ming-Tsang Wu, I-Chen Wu
Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor of upper digestive diseases. Findings on alcohol's effect on these diseases are inconsistent and with the exception of its association with esophageal cancer, little is known about betel quid chewing. This study investigated the association between use of these three substances and upper digestive diseases. We collected data from 9,275 patients receiving upper endoscopies between April 2008 and December 2013. Polynomial regressions were used to analyze the association between risk factors and diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081029/do-statins-increase-the-risk-of-esophageal-conditions-findings-from-four-propensity-score-matched-analyses
#10
Ioana Smith, Robert Schmidt, Ethan A Halm, Ishak A Mansi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Statins are commonly used medications. Whereas some observational studies suggested an association of statin use with Barrett's esophagus and some upper gastrointestinal symptoms, there is a dearth of data on the association of statins and common esophageal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophagitis. The aim of this study is to examine the association of statins with esophageal conditions. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using regional military healthcare data (1 October, 2003 to 1 March, 2012)...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078688/endoscopic-mucosal-ablation-and-resection-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-related-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Juan A Muñoz-Largacha, Virginia R Litle
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as the incidence of Barrett's esophagus (BE) has increased in the Western world over the last decades. The chronic reflux of gastric secretions injuries the esophageal mucosa and triggers cellular and molecular changes inducing the transformation of the normal squamous mucosa into columnar metaplastic epithelium. BE is a premalignant condition that can progress to low-grade dysplasia, high-grade dysplasia and ultimately esophageal adenocarcinoma. An early diagnosis of dysplastic changes and the adoption of appropriate therapeutic approaches are essential to improve patient outcomes and survival...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073696/adherence-to-quality-indicators-of-barrett-s-esophagus-surveillance-where-do-we-stand
#12
Donevan Westerveld, Dennis Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073141/genomic-regions-associated-with-susceptibility-to-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-in-african-americans-the-cross-betrnet-admixture-study
#13
Xiangqing Sun, Apoorva K Chandar, Marcia I Canto, Prashanthi N Thota, Malcom Brock, Nicholas J Shaheen, David G Beer, Jean S Wang, Gary W Falk, Prasad G Iyer, Julian A Abrams, Medha Venkat-Ramani, Martina Veigl, Alexander Miron, Joseph Willis, Deepa T Patil, Ilke Nalbantoglu, Kishore Guda, Sanford D Markowitz, Xiaofeng Zhu, Robert Elston, Amitabh Chak
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) are far more prevalent in European Americans than in African Americans. Hypothesizing that this racial disparity in prevalence might represent a genetic susceptibility, we used an admixture mapping approach to interrogate disease association with genomic differences between European and African ancestry. METHODS: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded samples were identified from 54 African Americans with BE or EAC through review of surgical pathology databases at participating Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) institutions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066320/detection-of-genetic-alterations-in-cfdna-as-a-possible-strategy-to-monitor-the-neoplastic-progression-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#14
Enrica Rumiato, Elisa Boldrin, Sandro Malacrida, Stefano Realdon, Matteo Fassan, Tiziana Morbin, Giorgio Battaglia, Alberto Amadori, Massimo Rugge, Daniela Saggioro
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. Despite the low absolute risk of neoplastic progression of BE, probability increases with the diagnosis of dysplasia. For this reason, BE patients undergo an endoscopy-based surveillance that is, however, burdensome for patients, subject to inter-observer subjectivity, and expensive for national health systems. Thus, less invasive and low-cost diagnostic tools are needed. This study is aimed at finding a simple and reliable method to detect the circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in BE patients as evidence of the molecular instability that accompanies BE carcinogenesis...
October 6, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065436/hot-avulsion-may-be-effective-as-salvage-treatment-for-focal-barrett-s-esophagus-remaining-after-endoscopic-therapy-for-dysplasia-or-early-cancer-a-preliminary-study
#15
Javier Aranda-Hernández, Yuto Shimamura, Andrea Grin, Yugo Iwaya, Maria Cirocco, Gabor Kandel, Gary May, Paul Kortan, Spiro Raftopoulos, Norman Marcon
Background and study aim Both endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are used to treat Barrett's esophagus (BE) complicated by dysplasia and intramucosal cancer. However, focal areas of BE can remain after otherwise successful application of these techniques. We report the results of hot avulsion using a hot biopsy forceps to resect these residual focal areas. Patients and methods This was a retrospective study from a prospective database in a tertiary reference center from August 2013 to May 2015...
October 24, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064799/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-the-results-of-videolaparoscopic-fundoplication-at-five-years-after-surgery
#16
Andriy R Stasyshyn
INTRODUCTION: GERD reduces social activity and significantly affects the quality of life (QOL) of patients and the risk of complications (cancer of the esophagus, esophageal-gastric bleeding, strictures, perforation) is one of the most pressing problems of medicine of XXI century. The aim of the research is to evaluate the results of videolaparoscopic fundoplication at five years after surgery in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied results of videolaparoscopic antireflux surgery (VLAS) during 2009-2016 years in Department of Surgery and Endoscopy Faculty of postgraduate medical education Lviv National Medical University...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063898/pattern-of-presentation-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-among-patients-with-dyspepsia-in-kano-nigeria
#17
Abubakar Sadiq Maiyaki, Musa Muhammed Borodo, Adamu Alhaji Samaila, Abdulmumini Yakubu
BACKGROUND: Dyspepsia is a symptom complex rather than a specific disease entity. It can be caused by both organic and functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) though a common digestive disorder worldwide is scarcely reported in Nigeria. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of presentation of GORD among patients with dyspepsia. METHODS: One hundred and seventy dyspeptic patients were recruited consecutively as they were referred to the Gastroenterology Unit of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for upper GI endoscopy...
October 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061257/are-we-ready-to-move-toward-digital-image-interpretation-in-barrett-s-esophagus-surveillance
#18
EDITORIAL
Helga Bertani, Marzio Frazzoni, Rita Conigliaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060502/convolutional-neural-network-classifier-for-distinguishing-barrett-s-esophagus-and-neoplasia-endomicroscopy-images
#19
Jisu Hong, Bo-Yong Park, Hyunjin Park
Barrett's esophagus is a diseased condition with abnormal changes of the cells in the esophagus. Intestinal metaplasia (IM) and gastric metaplasia (GM) are two sub-classes of Barrett's esophagus. As IM can progress to the esophageal cancer, the neoplasia (NPL), developing methods for classifying between IM and GM are important issues in clinical practice. We adopted a deep learning (DL) algorithm to classify three conditions of IM, GM, and NPL based on endimicroscopy images. We constructed a convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture to distinguish among three classes...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046735/identification-of-a-key-role-of-widespread-epigenetic-drift-in-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#20
E Georg Luebeck, Kit Curtius, William D Hazelton, Sean Maden, Ming Yu, Prashanthi N Thota, Deepa T Patil, Amitabh Chak, Joseph E Willis, William M Grady
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have identified age-related changes in DNA methylation patterns in normal and cancer tissues in a process that is called epigenetic drift. However, the evolving patterns, functional consequences, and dynamics of epigenetic drift during carcinogenesis remain largely unexplored. Here we analyze the evolution of epigenetic drift patterns during progression from normal squamous esophagus tissue to Barrett's esophagus (BE) to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) using 173 tissue samples from 100 (nonfamilial) BE patients, along with publically available datasets including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
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