Ablative mucosectomy is the procedure of choice to prevent Barrett's cancer
- Photodynamic Therapy for Barrett's--Promising but Not Ready for the Limelight. Roy, H. K.; Thompson, Jon S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2001, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p646
Discusses research being done on photodynamic therapy for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Reference to a study by R. Ackroyd, N. J. Brown, M. F. Davis et al, published in a 2000 issue of the "Gut."
- Attempt of photodynamic therapy on esophageal varices. Li, C. Z.; Cheng, L. F.; Wang, Z. Q.; Gu, Y. // Lasers in Medical Science;Mar2009, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p167
Small vessels gradually reappear within the esophageal wall after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy or endoscopic variceal ligation, which causes late recurrent bleeding. Additional ligation or a small amount of sclerotherapy of these thin and serpentine vessels is sometimes difficult to...
- Endoscopic Ablation Therapy for Barrett's Esophagus With High-Grade Dysplasia: A Review. Van den Boogert, Jolanda; Van Hillegersberg, Richard; Siersema, Peter D.; De Bruin, Ron W. F.; Tilanus, Hugo W. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1999, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p1153
Besides esophagectomy and antireflux therapy with intensive endoscopic surveillance, endoscopic ablation therapy is a new treatment modality for Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD). Endoscopic surgical ablation can be performed by either a thermal, chemical, or mechanical...
- LOW INCIDENCE OF CANCER IN PATIENTS WITH HIGH GRADE DYSPLASIA IN BARRETT'S OESOPHAGUS. Selvasekar, C. R.; Thorpe, S.; Novelli, N.; Bown, S. G.; Lovar, L. B. // Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA25
Previous studies suggest that when high grade dysplasia (HGD) is diagnosed within Barrett's oesophagus (BE), up to 50% of patients have invasive cancer so should be offered surgery. This article documents the true prevalence of cancer in patients referred to the National Medical Laser Centre to...
- ESOPHAGUS. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2007 Supplement 2, Vol. 102, pS119
The article presents abstracts on medical topics which include the use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of Barrett's esophagus, the genetic factors of gastroesophageal reflux disease and a case on severe heartburn.
- A diagnosis that's hard to swallow. Falk, Gary W.; Vicari, Joseph // Patient Care;2/28/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p119
Presents a medical case of a patient with gastroesphageal reflux disease complaining of dysphagia. Causes of the patient's dysphagia; Assessment of patient with dysphagia; Diagnostic procedures for dysphagia; Discussion on Barrett's esophagus; Therapeutic management of Barrett's esophagus.
- THE TECHNIQUE OF ESOPHAGOGASTRIC ANASTOMOSIS FOLLOWING ESOPHAGECTOMY: A CANADIAN SURVEY. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2006 Supplement, Vol. 49, p30
The article presents an abstract of the research "The Technique of Esophagogastric Anastomosis Following Esophagectomy: A Canadian Survey," by A. Al-Sulaimani, J. Clifton, R. J. Finley, K. G. Evans and J. Yee.
- A COST ANALYSIS OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR ACHALASIA: LAPAROSCOPIC MYOTOMY VERSUS PNEUMATIC DILATATION. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Aug2006 Supplement, Vol. 49, p31
The article presents an abstract of the research "A Cost Analysis of Management Strategies for Achalasia: Laparoscopic Myotomy Versus Pneumatic Dilatations," by P. J. Karanicolas, S. E. Smith, R. I. Inculet, R. A. Malthaner, R. P. Reynolds, R. Goeree and A. Gafni.
- Photodynamic therapy's role likely to grow. Zabel, Karen // Dermatology Times;May97, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p1
Provides information on the significance of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of nonmelanoma cutaneous malignancies. Photosensitizing agents being studied; Why do patients choose PDT; Potential uses of PDT; Major disadvantage of PDT.