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Sleep apnea and BE

Sleep apnea and BE

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

Risk Calculator for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Risk Calculator for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

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

Weight loss surgery and BE

Weight loss surgery and BE

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)