Recent findings

EAC incidence continues to rise in Switzerland

EAC incidence continues to rise in Switzerland

EAC became the most common form of esophageal cancer in Switzerland around 2010.  From the authors' conclusions: A significant increase in the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus was observed in Switzerland during

Inherited susceptibility to GERD

Inherited susceptibility to GERD

Over 350,000 records were analyzed to identify genetic markers (SNPs) and genes related to the prevalence of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux.) 25 new loci were identified, most of which also associated with increased

Predicting presence of Barrett's

Predicting presence of Barrett's

Strengths of this risk prediction model for Barrett's includes the relatively large number of cases and an external validation dataset. A limitation is that only those with symtomatic GERD (reflux) were included, so

What happens after ablation for Barrett's?

What happens after ablation for Barrett's?

This review paper summarizes some of the current issues in surveillance and treatment after endoscopic eradication therapy (e.g., RFA) for Barrett's dysplasia. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Jan 3. doi: 10.14309/ajg.

Optimizing Barrett's management

Optimizing Barrett's management

Investigators in the CISNET Esophagus consortium employed comparative modeling to develop recommendations on clinical management (surveillance frequency and endoscopic eradication therapy) of persons with low grade or non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol.