Items Tagged ‘barrett’s esophagus’

November 20th, 2016

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th

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It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to overindulge in a mélange of delicious foods. Although many people may only suffer discomfort from over eating, another group of people suffer from the far more troublesome and chronic disorder of GERD—and it isn’t just over the holidays, nor is it simply from […]

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May 12th, 2015

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection

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Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who undergo regular exams have an improved chance that precancerous changes and esophageal cancer will be detected early. These findings were published in the journal Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the […]

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April 15th, 2015

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer

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Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with radiofrequency ablation appears to keep the condition from progressing to esophageal cancer. These findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the surface […]

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March 26th, 2015

Cytosponge Offers Minimally Invasive Screening Option for Barrett’s Esophagus

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Screening for Barrett’s esophagus with a new device called a Cytosponge is accurate compared to endoscopy but less expensive and easier on patients. These findings were reported in the journal PLoS Medicine. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present […]

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