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New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) support the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrettâ€™s esophagus, a condition most commonly caused by chronic acid reflux, or GERD. Barrettâ€™s esophagus is the leading cause of esophageal cancer and affects an estimated two million Americans.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc. today announced that 98.4% of patients with Barrett's esophagus treated with the HALO Ablation System have no residual Barrett's esophagus tissue after a follow up period of more than two and a half years.
The Esophagus is an organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing, food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the esophagus and travels to the stomach via peristalsis -- a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagate in a wave downward. The word esophagus is derived from the Greek word oisophagos, meaning “entrance for eating.” In humans the esophagus is continuous with the...