This review summarizes the current recommendations for screening populations at high risk of developing esophagogastric cancers. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Aug 1. doi: 10.1002/jso.25656. [Epub ahead of print] Screening high-risk
Michelle Hill and colleagues from the QIMR Berghofer in Queensland, AU, take a close look at non-invasive methods for collecting cells from the esophageal lining, and the role of blood-based biomarkers in risk
This provocative study, while based on a chart review, suggests that persons with obstructive sleep apnea have a three-fold increased risk of BE even after controlling for obesity and reflux symptoms. J Gastroenterol
This paper describes the development of the IC-RISC™ calculator and provides examples of its application in the general population and among persons with Barrett’s esophagus. (See “What’s Your Risk” menu above
This study is one of the first to suggest that, among patients with severe obesity, weight loss surgery might induce histologic regression of BE to normal lining. Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2)
Some useful confirmatory data on the prevalence of BE according to status of various risk factors. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 May 29. pii: S0016-5107(19)31769-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.05.030.