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2011-05-17 16:17:00

BALTIMORE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esophageal Cancer, the disease that today took the life of Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, is the nation's fastest increasing cancer, up more than 400 percent in the past 20 years - and one of the deadliest. Fewer than one in five people will survive five years with the disease. According to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN), even more alarming, in the U.S., Esophageal Cancer is usually caused by persistent heartburn or acid...

2011-04-25 16:02:11

A new study reports that multipolar electrocoagulation in combination with acid suppression is a safe and effective method to ablate nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus over the long term. No adenocarcinoma (cancer) or high-grade dysplasia of the esophagus developed in any of the study patients. This is the largest published series and longest follow-up of patients with nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus who underwent ablation therapy with multipolar electrocoagulation. The study appears in the...

2011-04-04 20:03:45

New guidelines support use of Radiofrequency Ablation to remove precancerous cells New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) support the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrett's esophagus, a condition most commonly caused by chronic acid reflux, or GERD. Barrett's esophagus is the leading cause of esophageal cancer and affects an estimated two million Americans. While traditionally managed through watchful...

2011-03-23 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to findings from the new nationwide DISCUSS (Defining and Identifying GapS in CommUnication between GERD and/or Heartburn Sufferers and PhysicianS) Survey, many people surveyed report that their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or persistent heartburn symptoms significantly disrupt their lives. Additionally, more than half say that currently they "occasionally" (39 percent) or "never" (19 percent) discuss GERD and/or...

2011-03-15 14:34:19

Alcohol intake and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma: A pooled analysis from the BEACON Consortium Heavy drinking is not associated with one of the two most common types of gullet (oesophageal) cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. Gullet cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide and occurs as one of two main types: squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. But while rates of gullet adenocarcinoma have soared in many Western countries over the past three...

2011-03-09 23:01:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc., a leader in developing minimally invasive medical devices to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract, reported today that the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has issued the AGA Medical Position Statement on the Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus. The guideline recommends removal of precancerous cells in patients with confirmed high-grade Barrett's esophagus utilizing endoscopic eradication...

2011-03-01 13:34:16

New guidelines developed to address major clinical issues encountered in the treatment of Barrett's esophagus Endoscopic removal of pre-cancerous cells in patients with confirmed, high-risk Barrett's esophagus is recommended rather than surveillance, according to a new "Medical Position Statement on the Management of Barrett's Esophagus," published by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. The medical position statement was published in Gastroenterology, the official...

2011-01-25 12:50:20

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression by mainly binding to the 3"²-UTR of target mRNAs, leading to mRNA degradation or translation inhibition. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most lethal malignancies in China. Many studies have reported the miRNA expression profiles in Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. However, the pathobiological significance of aberrant miRNA expression in human ESCC has not been well documented. A research article to be...

2011-01-04 15:28:10

A tiny light source and sensors at the end of an endoscope may provide a more accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus. Developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully tested on patients during a clinical trial at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the device holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having Barrett's esophagus, a change in the lining of the esophagus due to acid...

2010-12-09 18:32:21

Those who sufer with very-common GERD have low incidence of rare but deadly cancer, according to U-M researchers The risk of esophageal cancer among patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not as high as many may think, according to new research from  University of Michigan gastroenterologists. GERD is considered a relative risk for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma, but the absolute risk is not known, says Joel Rubenstein, M.D., M.Sc., an investigator with...


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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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