Focal cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Sanne N. van Munster, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This study is a comparison of endoscopic cryoballoon ablation and radiofrequency ablation for eradication of Barrett’s-related neoplasia. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the standard …

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Multifocal nitrous oxide cryoballoon ablation

Post written by Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This article discusses a novel method for endoscopic eradication of neoplastic Barrett’s esophagus. We need to develop additional safe and effective approaches to treat Barrett’s esophagus and expand our endoscopic toolkit. In a …

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early Barrett’s neoplasia

Post written by Justin J. Forde, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The role of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in Barrett's esophagus (BE) is not well established. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ESD for the management of early BE neoplasia. ESD is an advanced technique that …

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Outcomes after liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy in Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Fariha H. Ramay, MD, MBA, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a known precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and once high-grade dysplasia has developed, the risk of progression to EAC is considerable.  The emergence of endoscopic …

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Efficacy and safety outcomes of multimodal endoscopic eradication therapy

Post written by Madhav Desai, MD, MPH, and Prateek Sharma, MD, from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Barrett’s esophagus increases your risk for dysplastic changes that can turn into cancer. This subject has drawn our attention in last 2 decades with its rising prevalence, and now, we are in an era in which we …

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Risk of recurrence of BE after successful endoscopic therapy

Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA discusses this systematic review and meta-analysis "Risk of recurrence of Barrett’s esophagus after successful endoscopic therapy." Endoscopic therapy is currently the treatment of choice for Barrett’s esophagus (BE) related dysplasia and mucosal adenocarcinoma. While …

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Editor’s Choice: Management of Barrett’s high-grade dysplasia

This month’s Editor’s Choice article comes from Sharmila Anandasabapathy, MD, FASGE. She highlights the Original Article, "Management of Barrett’s high-grade dysplasia: initial results from a population-based national audit" by Georgina Chadwick, MRCP,  Oliver Groene, PhD, Angelina Taylor, MSc, et al. This is the first study to use patient level data, rather than self-reported clinical practice, …

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