April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA107
Academic Journal
Barrett's oesophagus is a common problem, often diagnosed at open access endoscopy. Surveillance endoscopy to identify dysplasia is usually undertaken in all patients. Patients with a new diagnosis and those undergoing routine surveillance for Barrett's oesophagus were referred to a nurse led clinic. At the clinic visit, patients were assessed per protocol for; general health, compliance with anti-reflux medication, and the validity of the diagnosis of Barrett's oesophagus. A structured approach to the management of this chronic condition should optimise and individualise treatment and prove cost effective to the health care economy.


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