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2009-08-10 10:55:00

Recently, the number of patients with GERD has increased in Japan. However, there have been few reports about the pathological findings in the esophageal squamous epithelium, and there are differing opinions among pathologists about the findings considered characteristic of chronic reflux esophagitis.ãDr. Daisuke Asaoka and his colleagues from Juntendo University (Japan) used a rat model of chronic acid-reflux esophagitis to explore the esophageal mucosal damage macroscopically...

2009-08-01 08:27:02

Gastroesophageal reflux diseases , or GERD, affects about 10 million people in the United States, yet the cause and an unexpected increase in its prevalence over the last three decades remains unexplainable. Now, researchers have discovered that GERD is associated with global alteration of the microbiome in the esophagus. The findings, reported in the August 1, 2009 issue of Gastroenterology, may provide for the foundation for further study of the condition as a microecological disease with...

2009-06-24 09:23:47

There is minimal data evaluating the prevalence of GERD complications in any United States general population, other than non-Hispanic whites. Presently, it is thought that such complications occur less frequently in African-Americans than in non-Hispanic whites. A research group in Jacksonville, FL investigated the prevalence of reflux esophagitis between non-Hispanic whites and African-Americans. The distribution of esophagitis severity and its complications were equivalent between groups,...

2009-06-08 12:09:52

Scientists identify chemical fingerprint of Barrett's esophagusCanadian Light Source (CLS) staff scientist Luca Quaroni and Dr. Alan Casson, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) used the synchrotron's infrared microscope to identify tissue afflicted with a condition known as Barrett's Esophagus from chemical fingerprints associated with the disease, which can lead to esophageal cancer. The finding is published in the June, 2009 issue of the Royal...

2009-06-03 12:00:00

Radiofrequency ablation is durable after 2 years, compares favorably with endoscopic resection for advanced disease, and reduces the risk for cancer progression SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a number of clinical trials were presented during the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Chicago this week, revealing new outcomes data related to endoscopic radiofrequency ablation using the HALO ablation system for eradicating a pre-cancerous esophageal condition known as...

2009-06-02 09:25:00

U.S. medical scientists say clinical trials have shown a new treatment for a pre-cancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus is safe and effective. The clinical trial results were presented Monday in Chicago during a Digestive Disease Week presentation sponsored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The procedure, called endoscopic radiofrequency ablation, can be safely and effectively performed in a community practice setting according to the study presented by Dr....

2009-06-01 17:00:00

Large multi-center trial conducted in a community practice setting demonstrates comparable outcomes as trials conducted in predominantly tertiary academic centers SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical trial results presented at the Digestive Disease Week in Chicago today reveal that endoscopic radiofrequency ablation performed in a community practice setting is safe and effective for eradicating a pre-cancerous esophageal condition known as Barrett's esophagus. The study is...

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2009-05-28 14:03:06

Doctors have reported success with the use of heat treatment in an effort to prevent esophageal cancer. Dr. Nicholas Shaheen of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and colleagues studied 127 patients with Barrett's esophagus, a heartburn-related ailment that can result in the development of cancerous cells in the esophagus. Patients either received a heat treatment called radiofrequency ablation, or a fake treatment. Among those who received the radio wave treatment, only 1.2...

2009-05-27 17:54:00

Data show superiority of endoscopic ablation therapy using the HALO System for eradicating Barrett's esophagus in randomized, multicenter, sham controlled trial SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a clinical study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal that ablative therapy using the HALO system (BARRX Medical, Inc.) is highly effective for complete eradication of a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus called Barrett's esophagus afflicting more...

2009-05-15 08:39:07

Researchers find electronic coding overestimates prevalence of Barrett's esophagusIn a review of more than 2,000 patients coded for Barrett's esophagus, electronic diagnosis overestimated the prevalence of the disease according to researchers in California. They found that only 61.9 percent of patients assigned a billing diagnosis code for Barrett's esophagus actually had Barrett's esophagus after a manual record review. The study evaluated the accuracy of diagnostic codes for Barrett's...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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