Advances in Screening for Barrett Esophagus

G&H  Which individuals are most at risk for Barrett esophagus and progression to adenocarcinoma? DP  Barrett esophagus (BE), also known as intestinal metaplasia, is a fairly […]

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, […]

Novel Screening Alternatives for Barrett Esophagus

  Abstract: Barrett esophagus (BE) is the only known premalignant precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), a deadly malignancy that carries a dismal prognosis. Guidelines currently recommend […]

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, […]

How I Treat Patients With Barrett Esophagus When Endoscopic Ablation Fails

  Overview • Endoscopic ablation is highly effective for treating dysplastic Barrett esophagus, but there are a number of patients who only partially respond. • Reflux […]

Risk of Cancer in Patients With Barrett Esophagus

  G&H  How prevalent is esophageal cancer in the United States? What are the most common risk factors? NS  Esophageal cancer has 2 major subtypes, squamous […]

Management of Barrett Esophagus Following Radiofrequency Ablation

  Abstract: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) effectively treats dysplastic Barrett esophagus (BE), reduces the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), and infrequently produces complications. Complications of RFA include […]

Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Barrett Esophagus With Low-Grade Dysplasia

  G&H  What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of Barrett esophagus with low-grade dysplasia? HW  Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is […]

Endoscopic Management of Barrett Esophagus

  G&H  What are the current guideline recommendations regarding endoscopic screening and surveillance for Barrett esophagus? NS  A risk-based algorithm, based upon multiple factors, is used […]

Evaluation of Dysplasia in Barrett Esophagus

  Abstract: Barrett esophagus (BE) is the precursor lesion to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. The current surveillance strategy of 4-quadrant Seattle protocol biopsies has been associated […]

Optical Coherence Tomography for Barrett Esophagus

  G&H  Can you provide a brief overview of optical coherence tomography? VK  Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced imaging technology that was developed in […]

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