Enaganti, S. K.; Maayyedi, P.; Jankowski, J. A.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA62
Academic Journal
The article studies the mortality risk factors and comorbidity in patients with Barrett's metaplasia. Barrett's metaplasia is a recognised precursor lesion for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. However it is recognised that most patients with Barrett's have other comorbidities. The study aimed to assess the cause of death of patients with Barrett's in an attempt to clarify whether these patients should be screened for other diseases. It shows that twice as many die of cardiovascular disease as those who die from oesophageal adenocarcinoma. This is clear justification for both cardiac protection as well as chemoprevention in this group of patients.


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