New Screening Methods for Barrett Esophagus

  G&H  How are patients typically screened for Barrett esophagus? MS  The most common way gastroenterologists screen for Barrett esophagus (BE) is with upper endoscopy (ie, […]

Managing Recurrences Following Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett Esophagus

  G&H  What is the standard of care for the treatment of Barrett esophagus? PI  The treatment of Barrett esophagus depends on whether a patient has […]

Diagnostic Testing for Barrett Esophagus

  G&H  What is the importance of Barrett esophagus in relation to esophageal cancer? PS  Barrett esophagus is the only known premalignant condition of esophageal adenocarcinoma, […]

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First-Degree Relatives of Individuals With Celiac Disease at Higher Risk of Diagnosis First-degree relatives (FDRs) of individuals diagnosed with celiac disease (CD) have an increased risk […]

Esophageal Dilation as the Primary Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  G&H  What are the different phenotypes of eosinophilic esophagitis, and how are they typically treated? DK  It is challenging to identify the phenotypes of eosinophilic […]

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Liquid Biopsies Show Potential in Detecting Early-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Hepatitis B Virus Infection Liquid biopsies, based on a combination of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) […]

The Advantages and Adverse Events Associated With Long-Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

  G&H  What are the most common indications for the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors? PK  The major indication for the long-term use of proton […]

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Detectable Fecal Hemoglobin Associated With Higher Rates of All-Cause Mortality Patients with detectable fecal hemoglobin have an increased risk of death from a variety of causes, […]

Gastro-Hep News

US Food and Drug Administration Clears Duodenoscope With Disposable Distal Cap On September 20, 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first duodenoscope […]

Surgical Options for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  G&H  What surgical options are currently available for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease? TD  Patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have several surgical […]

An Overview of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication and Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for GERD

  G&H  How is transoral incisionless fundoplication performed? RF  Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an endoscopic technique performed with the EsophyX (EndoGastric Solutions) device to create […]

The Esophogeal Sphincter Device for Treatment of GERD

G&H  When is nonmedical therapy indicated in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease? RG  Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is easy when medical therapy (namely proton […]

The Relationship Between the Acid Pocket and GERD

  G&H How was the acid pocket first discovered? GB The acid pocket was first reported in 2001 by Fletcher and colleagues in an article published […]

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