Jacques Bergman

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Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint New endoscopic imaging techniques for improved detection of early neoplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus
    Jacques Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 6:343-5. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Is endoscopic balloon dilation for removal of bile duct stones associated with an increased risk for pancreatitis or a higher rate of hyperamylasemia?
    J J Bergman
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 33:416-20. 2001
  3. pmc New developments in the endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's oesophagus
    J J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Gut 54:i38-42. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus
    J J G H M Bergman
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 37:8-18. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and therapy of early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Centre, Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 21:466-71. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment of high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia and early cancer in Barrett oesophagus
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 19:889-907. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint [Barrett's esophagus: endoscopic treatment of high-grade dysplasia and early cancer]
    J J Bergman
    afd Maag, Darm en Leverziekten, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:2275-81. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Latest developments in the endoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus: an overview of the year's literature
    J J G H M Bergman
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 38:122-32. 2006
  9. pmc Ablating Barrett's metaplastic epithelium: are the techniques ready for clinical use?
    J J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 55:1222-3. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The endoscopic diagnosis and staging of oesophageal adenocarcinoma
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Oesophageal Research Team, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:843-66. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint New endoscopic imaging techniques for improved detection of early neoplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus
    Jacques Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 6:343-5. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Is endoscopic balloon dilation for removal of bile duct stones associated with an increased risk for pancreatitis or a higher rate of hyperamylasemia?
    J J Bergman
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 33:416-20. 2001
    ..We studied the rate of pancreatitis and asymptomatic hyperamylasemia after endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for removal of bile duct stones...
  3. pmc New developments in the endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's oesophagus
    J J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Gut 54:i38-42. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus
    J J G H M Bergman
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 37:8-18. 2005
    ..This review summarizes the most important articles in the field of GERD and Barrett's esophagus that have been published in peer-reviewed journals during the last year that are relevant to the practicing endoscopist...
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and therapy of early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Centre, Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 21:466-71. 2005
    ..In the last 2 years, several studies have been published that will change the management of patients with Barrett's esophagus. In this review, we will discuss the most relevant studies as well as future prospects in this field...
  6. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment of high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia and early cancer in Barrett oesophagus
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 19:889-907. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint [Barrett's esophagus: endoscopic treatment of high-grade dysplasia and early cancer]
    J J Bergman
    afd Maag, Darm en Leverziekten, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:2275-81. 2003
    ..Data from long-term follow-up are still limited. Strict endoscopic surveillance will probably detect metachronic abnormalities in an early and still curable stage, creating a new opportunity for endoscopic treatment...
  8. ncbi request reprint Latest developments in the endoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus: an overview of the year's literature
    J J G H M Bergman
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 38:122-32. 2006
    ..Finally, histopathological studies are needed in order to detect risk factors for an adverse outcome after endoscopic treatment for early neoplasia in Barrett's patients...
  9. pmc Ablating Barrett's metaplastic epithelium: are the techniques ready for clinical use?
    J J G H M Bergman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 55:1222-3. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The endoscopic diagnosis and staging of oesophageal adenocarcinoma
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Oesophageal Research Team, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:843-66. 2006
    ..In addition, it may be important if the choice for specific treatment protocols (e.g. neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy) depends on lymph node status...
  11. doi request reprint Chromoendoscopy and narrow-band imaging compared with high-resolution magnification endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus
    Wouter Curvers
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 134:670-9. 2008
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Tailored therapy for early Barrett's lesions
    J J B van Lanschot
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 92:791-2. 2005
  13. pmc A "crackleware" oesophagus
    M Westerterp
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Suite G4 123, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    J Clin Pathol 58:1325-7. 2005
    ..The term "crackleware" oesophagus was used to describe this entity, which has not been described previously in the English literature...
  14. doi request reprint Novel imaging modalities in the detection of oesophageal neoplasia
    W L Curvers
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 22:687-720. 2008
    ..In addition, real-time histopathology during endoscopy has become possible with endocytoscopy and confocal endomicroscopy. The clinical value of these techniques needs to be ascertained in the coming years...
  15. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized study of hydrophilic polymer-coated polyurethane versus polyethylene stents in distal malignant biliary obstruction
    A M van Berkel
    Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology C2 220, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Endoscopy 35:478-82. 2003
    ..We compared the patency rates with this new stent with the standard Amsterdam-type polyethylene (PE) stent in a prospective randomized trial...
  16. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic tri-modal imaging for detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's oesophagus: a multi-centre feasibility study using high-resolution endoscopy, autofluorescence imaging and narrow band imaging incorporated in one endoscopy system
    W L Curvers
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 57:167-72. 2008
    ..e. high-resolution endoscopy (HRE), autofluorescence imaging (AFI) and narrow-band imaging (NBI)) for the detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's oesophagus...
  17. doi request reprint Surveillance history of endoscopically treated patients with early Barrett's neoplasia: nonadherence to the Seattle biopsy protocol leads to sampling error
    F P Peters
    Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Esophagus 21:475-9. 2008
    ..This underlines the importance of obtaining an adequate number of biopsies during surveillance endoscopies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Autofluorescence-based detection of early neoplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus
    Mohammed Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dig Dis 22:134-41. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic cap resection for treatment of early Barrett's neoplasia is safe: a prospective analysis of acute and early complications in 216 procedures
    F P Peters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Esophagus 20:510-5. 2007
    ..Most complications become apparent immediately during the procedure and can be managed endoscopically. Bleeding after the endoscopic resection procedure and severe acute complications (i.e., perforations) are rare (2%)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Characterization of tissue autofluorescence in Barrett's esophagus by confocal fluorescence microscopy
    M A Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Esophagus 20:141-50. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint [Current surveillance policy for Barrett's oesophagus in the Netherlands]
    W L Curvers
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Maag, Darm en Leverziekten, Meibergdreef9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:1879-84. 2007
    ..To gain more insight into current surveillance and treatment of patients with Barrett's oesophagus with the aim of developing new guidelines...
  22. doi request reprint Stepwise radical endoscopic resection versus radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus with high-grade dysplasia or early cancer: a multicentre randomised trial
    Frederike G I van Vilsteren
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 60:765-73. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the safety of stepwise radical ER (SRER) versus focal ER followed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for complete eradication of BO containing HGD/EC...
  23. doi request reprint Gene expression profile comparison of Barrett's esophagus epithelial cell cultures and biopsies
    J W P M van Baal
    Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Esophagus 21:628-33. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint The effect of oral administration of ursodeoxycholic acid and high-dose proton pump inhibitors on the histology of Barrett's esophagus
    A Bozikas
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Esophagus 21:346-54. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint COX-2 CA-haplotype is a risk factor for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma
    Leon M G Moons
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2373-9. 2007
    ..Neoplastic progression of BE towards EAC is associated with increased expression of COX-2. Increased COX-2 expression and enzyme activity is linked to the COX-2 CA haplotype, which consists of two gene polymorphisms in the COX-2 promoter...
  26. ncbi request reprint An ex vivo readout for evaluation of dendritic cell-induced autologous cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses against esophageal cancer
    Francesca Milano
    Department of Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer Immunol Immunother 56:1967-77. 2007
    ..Additionally, we demonstrated that the use of autologous tumor RNA as a strategy for raising cytotoxic responses against multiple tumor antigens could be effective for treating esophageal cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stepwise radical endoscopic resection of the complete Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia successfully eradicates pre-existing genetic abnormalities
    Femke P Peters
    Laboratory of Experimental Internal Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:1853-61. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate whether genetic abnormalities as found in the Barrett's segment before radical resection are effectively eradicated and absent in the neosquamous epithelium...
  28. ncbi request reprint Histologic evaluation of resection specimens obtained at 293 endoscopic resections in Barrett's esophagus
    Femke P Peters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:604-9. 2008
    ..Evidence-based selection criteria for endoscopic resection (ER) of Barrett's neoplasia are scarce...
  29. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis by SAGE of gene expression profiles of esophageal adenocarcinoma and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
    Jantine W P M van Baal
    Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cell Oncol 30:63-75. 2008
    ..The results could suggest that the BE expression profile is closer related to normal squamous esophagus then to EA. In addition, several uniquely expressed genes are identified...
  30. doi request reprint Cytokeratin and CDX-2 expression in Barrett's esophagus
    Jantine W P M van Baal
    Center for Experimental Molecular Medicine in Amsterdam, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:132-40. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the specificity of CDX-2 and a set of cytokeratins (CKs) as specific markers for BE as compared with normal squamous esophageal and gastric cardia tissue...
  31. doi request reprint Gains and amplifications of c-myc, EGFR, and 20.q13 loci in the no dysplasia-dysplasia-adenocarcinoma sequence of Barrett's esophagus
    Agnieszka M Rygiel
    Laboratory of Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1380-5. 2008
    ..Gains of the loci might be of value as prognostic markers because they are already present in nondysplasia cases and may precede the later event of the amplification as observed in high-grade dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma...
  32. doi request reprint Assessment of chromosomal gains as compared to DNA content changes is more useful to detect dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus brush cytology specimens
    Agnieszka M Rygiel
    Center for Experimental Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Genes Chromosomes Cancer 47:396-404. 2008
    ..FISH detects chromosomal gains in early stages of BE and represents a valuable adjunct to conventional cytology to detect dysplasia or EAC...
  33. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized trial of Tannenbaum-type Teflon-coated stents versus polyethylene stents for distal malignant biliary obstruction
    Anne Marie van Berkel
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:213-7. 2004
    ..We compared the patency of a TTC stent with a conventional polyethylene (PE) stent in a prospective randomized trial...
  34. ncbi request reprint Conscious sedation for EUS of the esophagus and stomach: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial comparing midazolam with placebo
    Peter I Bonta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:842-7. 2003
    ..A double-blind, prospective, randomized trial was conducted to compare midazolam with a placebo for EUS of the esophagus and stomach and to assess patient tolerance and endoscopic feasibility...
  35. ncbi request reprint Follow-up for high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Mohammed A Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 13:513-33, viii. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the article will also discuss endoscopic techniques currently available for surveillance of these patients and make recommendations regarding surveillance intervals and the optimal biopsy protocol...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gene therapy for esophageal carcinoma: the use of an explant model to test adenoviral vectors ex vivo
    Willem A Marsman
    Department of Experimental Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer Gene Ther 11:289-96. 2004
    ..The transduction was limited and localized in specific cells. RGD-targeted adenovirus did not show an improved transduction in this system...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prediction of appropriateness of local endoscopic treatment for high-grade dysplasia and early adenocarcinoma by EUS and histopathologic features
    Christianne J Buskens
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:703-10. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the histopathologic features of high-grade dysplasia and early stage adenocarcinoma and to relate these to lymph node involvement...
  38. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment of high-grade dysplasia and early stage cancer in Barrett's esophagus
    Femke P Peters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Laser Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:506-14. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate endoscopic resection (ER) combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of selected patients with early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus...
  39. ncbi request reprint A randomized crossover study comparing light-induced fluorescence endoscopy with standard videoendoscopy for the detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Mohammed A Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:671-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to compare LIFE with standard endoscopy (SE) in a randomized crossover study...
  40. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic video autofluorescence imaging may improve the detection of early neoplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus
    Mohammed A Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:679-85. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of detecting high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and early cancer (EC) in Barrett's esophagus (BE) with a prototype video autofluorescence endoscope...
  41. ncbi request reprint A comparative analysis by SAGE of gene expression profiles of Barrett's esophagus, normal squamous esophagus, and gastric cardia
    Jantine W P M van Baal
    Laboratory of Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 129:1274-81. 2005
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Detection and classification of the mucosal and vascular patterns (mucosal morphology) in Barrett's esophagus by using narrow band imaging
    Mohammed A Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:155-66. 2006
    ..Narrow band imaging (NBI) is a new technique that uses optical filters to enhance the mucosal contrast without the need for chromoendoscopy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic video-autofluorescence imaging followed by narrow band imaging for detecting early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Mohammed A Kara
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:176-85. 2006
    ..AFI improves the detection of lesions but may give false-positive findings. NBI allows for detailed inspection of the mucosal and (micro)vascular patterns, which are related to HGIN...
  44. ncbi request reprint Stepwise radical endoscopic resection is effective for complete removal of Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia: a prospective study
    Femke P Peters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1449-57. 2006
    ..Endoscopic therapy for early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) is evolving rapidly. Aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate safety and efficacy of stepwise radical endoscopic resection (ER) of BE containing early neoplasia...
  45. ncbi request reprint Efficient automated assessment of genetic abnormalities detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization on brush cytology in a Barrett esophagus surveillance population
    Agnieszka M Rygiel
    Department of Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 109:1980-8. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparison of kinome profiles of Barrett's esophagus with normal squamous esophagus and normal gastric cardia
    Jantine W P M van Baal
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Res 66:11605-12. 2006
    ..These unique findings provide novel insight in the pathogenesis of Barrett's esophagus that will ultimately help to resolve the increasing problem of Barrett's esophagus and prevention of esophageal adenocarcinoma...
  47. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic resection for treatment of mucosal Barrett's cancer: time to swing the pendulum
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:11-3. 2007
  48. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency energy ablation of Barrett's esophagus: the best is yet to come!
    Jacques J G H M Bergman
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:200-2. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint Multiband mucosectomy for endoscopic resection of Barrett's esophagus: feasibility study with matched historical controls
    Femke P Peters
    Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:311-5. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint An improved protocol for generation of immuno-potent dendritic cells through direct electroporation of CD14+ monocytes
    Francesca Milano
    Department of Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Immunol Methods 321:94-106. 2007
    ..This improved method may represent an attractive approach for RNA-based DC immunotherapy...
  51. doi request reprint Multimodality imaging in Barrett's esophagus: looking longer, seeing better, and recognizing more
    Wouter L Curvers
    Gastroenterology 135:297-9. 2008
  52. ncbi request reprint Bone morphogenetic protein 4 expressed in esophagitis induces a columnar phenotype in esophageal squamous cells
    Francesca Milano
    Laboratory of Experimental Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 132:2412-21. 2007
    ..In this study, the role of the BMP pathway in the metaplastic transformation of normal squamous cells into columnar cells was examined...
  53. ncbi request reprint The development and validation of an endoscopic grading system for Barrett's esophagus: the Prague C & M criteria
    Prateek Sharma
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Gastroenterology 131:1392-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to develop and validate explicit, consensus-driven criteria for the endoscopic diagnosis and grading of BE...