Latest Barrett's esophagus Stories
Researchers have identified genetic mutations in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) and/or the cancer esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC).
Mutations in three genes have been identified that are more prevalent in patients with esophageal cancer and Barrett esophagus, a premalignant metaplasia (change in cells or tissue) caused by chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to preliminary research reported in the July 27 issue of JAMA.
Medically treated patients with mild or no symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer than those with severe GERD symptoms.
BLUE ISLAND, Ill., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic reflux patients who also suffer from large hiatal hernias can now get relief in just one visit to the operating room.
Dr Frank McKeon, Senior Group Leader of the Stem Cell and Developmental Biology at A*STARâ€™s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), and Principal Investigator Dr Wa Xian at A*STARâ€™s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), together with their counterparts from the Harvard Medical School, the Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital in Boston, and the National University of Singapore, have made the striking finding that Barrettâ€™s esophagus work, published online in the journal Cell on...
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for the origin of Barrett's esophagus, an intestine-like growth in the esophagus that is triggered by chronic acid reflux and often progresses to esophageal cancer.
Patients with Barrett's esophagus may have a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously thought, according to this study.
Patients with Barrett's esophagus may have a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously reported.
NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences have demonstrated that an improved method for performing the standard upper endoscopy examination done on over eight million Americans with heartburn each year increases the detection of pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus by over 40 percent.
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.
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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