esophagoscopy

Summary

Summary: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the esophagus.

Top Publications

  1. doi Endoscopic therapy for esophageal perforation or anastomotic leak with a self-expandable metallic stent
    Jessica M Leers
    Department of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery, University of Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 62, 50937, Koln, Germany
    Surg Endosc 23:2258-62. 2009
  2. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal dissection of early esophageal cancer
    Tsuneo Oyama
    Department of Gastroenterology, Saku General Hospital, Nagano, Japan
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:S67-70. 2005
  3. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal dissection of esophageal squamous cell neoplasms
    Mitsuhiro Fujishiro
    Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:688-94. 2006
  4. doi General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices (2nd edition)
    Takashi Tajiri
    The Japan Society for Portal Hypertension, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Endosc 22:1-9. 2010
  5. doi Multilayered epithelium in mucosal biopsy specimens from the gastroesophageal junction region is a histologic marker of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Jonathan N Glickman
    Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 33:818-25. 2009
  6. ncbi [Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for 43 consecutive cases of esophageal achalasia]
    Haruhiro Inoue
    Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 68:1749-52. 2010
  7. pmc Treatment of oesophageal ulcerations using endoscopic transplantation of tissue-engineered autologous oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets in a canine model
    T Ohki
    Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women s Medical University, 8 1 Kawada cho, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 162 8666, Japan
    Gut 55:1704-10. 2006
  8. doi Alcoholics show reduced telomere length in the oesophagus
    Junko Aida
    Research Team for Geriatric Pathology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pathol 223:410-6. 2011
  9. pmc Optical coherence tomography to identify intramucosal carcinoma and high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    John A Evans
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:38-43. 2006
  10. doi Treatment of thoracic esophageal anastomotic leaks and esophageal perforations with endoluminal stents: efficacy and current limitations
    Dirk Tuebergen
    Department of General Surgery, Unit of Surgical Endoscopy, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1168-76. 2008

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Publications246 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi Endoscopic therapy for esophageal perforation or anastomotic leak with a self-expandable metallic stent
    Jessica M Leers
    Department of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery, University of Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 62, 50937, Koln, Germany
    Surg Endosc 23:2258-62. 2009
    ..Therapeutic options are surgical repair or resection or conservative management with cessation of oral intake and antibiotic therapy. We evaluated an alternative approach that uses self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS)...
  2. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal dissection of early esophageal cancer
    Tsuneo Oyama
    Department of Gastroenterology, Saku General Hospital, Nagano, Japan
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:S67-70. 2005
    ..Endoscopic submucosal dissection with the hook knife is a method of endoluminal surgery enabling large en bloc resections without increased surgical risks...
  3. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal dissection of esophageal squamous cell neoplasms
    Mitsuhiro Fujishiro
    Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:688-94. 2006
    ..Application of the technique is desirable for esophageal squamous cell neoplasms (SCNs), but there have been no reports on the use of this procedure in the esophagus...
  4. doi General rules for recording endoscopic findings of esophagogastric varices (2nd edition)
    Takashi Tajiri
    The Japan Society for Portal Hypertension, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Endosc 22:1-9. 2010
    ..The revised rules are simpler and more straightforward than the former rules and include newly recognized findings of portal hypertensive gastropathy and a new classification for endoscopic ultrasonographic findings...
  5. doi Multilayered epithelium in mucosal biopsy specimens from the gastroesophageal junction region is a histologic marker of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Jonathan N Glickman
    Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 33:818-25. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi [Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for 43 consecutive cases of esophageal achalasia]
    Haruhiro Inoue
    Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 68:1749-52. 2010
    ..To establish less invasive permanent treatment for esophageal achalasia, per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) was addressed...
  7. pmc Treatment of oesophageal ulcerations using endoscopic transplantation of tissue-engineered autologous oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets in a canine model
    T Ohki
    Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women s Medical University, 8 1 Kawada cho, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 162 8666, Japan
    Gut 55:1704-10. 2006
    ..However, after aggressive ESD, a major complication that arises is postoperative inflammation and stenosis that can considerably affect the patient's quality of life...
  8. doi Alcoholics show reduced telomere length in the oesophagus
    Junko Aida
    Research Team for Geriatric Pathology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pathol 223:410-6. 2011
    ..Further studies to clarify the reason for the large annual loss of telomere length with rapid turnover or lower telomerase activity in the oesophageal epithelium of alcoholics will be necessary...
  9. pmc Optical coherence tomography to identify intramucosal carcinoma and high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    John A Evans
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:38-43. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to establish OCT image characteristics of IMC and HGD in Barrett's esophagus...
  10. doi Treatment of thoracic esophageal anastomotic leaks and esophageal perforations with endoluminal stents: efficacy and current limitations
    Dirk Tuebergen
    Department of General Surgery, Unit of Surgical Endoscopy, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1168-76. 2008
    ..The objective of this non-randomized observational study was to evaluate the effects of endoluminal stent treatment in patients with esophageal anastomotic leakages or perforations in a single tertiary care center...
  11. ncbi Treatment of esophageal perforations and anastomotic leaks: the endoscopist is stepping into the arena
    Peter D Siersema
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:897-900. 2005
  12. doi Significance of each narrow-band imaging finding in diagnosing squamous mucosal high-grade neoplasia of the esophagus
    Ryu Ishihara
    Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Higashinari ku, Osaka, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:1410-5. 2010
    ..The primary endpoint of the present study was to identify the significant NBI findings to diagnose esophageal mucosal high-grade neoplasia...
  13. doi Lugol chromo-endoscopy versus narrow band imaging for endoscopic screening of esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in patients with a history of cured esophageal cancer: a feasibility study
    S Lecleire
    Gastroenterology Department, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Rouen University Hospital, France
    Dis Esophagus 24:418-22. 2011
    ..This result suggests that NBI could be used instead of Lugol to detect an esophageal neoplasia in patients with high risk of ESCC, but needs to be confirmed in a larger study...
  14. doi Prospective evaluation of narrow-band imaging endoscopy for screening of esophageal squamous mucosal high-grade neoplasia in experienced and less experienced endoscopists
    Ryu Ishihara
    Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka, Japan
    Dis Esophagus 23:480-6. 2010
    ..Electronic chromoendoscopy with NBI is a promising screening tool in these high-risk patients with esophageal mucosal high-grade neoplasia, particularly when performed by endoscopists with experience of using NBI...
  15. ncbi [Endoscopic diagnosis of tissue atypism (EA) in the pharyngeal and esophageal squamous epithelium; IPCL pattern classification and ECA classification]
    Haruhiro Inoue
    Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 60:768-75. 2007
    ..Endocytoscopic images are classified into 5 categories from normal epithelium to malignant tissue as endocytoscopic atypism classification (ECA classification). ECA IV and V are considered to be treated in clinical setting...
  16. doi Narrow-band imaging provides reliable screening for esophageal malignancy in patients with head and neck cancers
    Ryuta Takenaka
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:2942-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the NBI system for esophageal cancer screening in patients with head and neck cancers...
  17. ncbi Clinical outcome after endoscopic mucosal resection for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma invading the muscularis mucosae--a multicenter retrospective cohort study
    C Katada
    Division of Digestive Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Endoscopy 39:779-83. 2007
    ..We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study to investigate the incidence of lymph node metastasis and survival after EMR for ESCC invading the muscularis mucosa...
  18. doi Use of self-expandable metal stents for the treatment of esophageal perforations and anastomotic leaks
    P Salminen
    Department of Surgery, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Surg Endosc 23:1526-30. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the role of covered SEMS for the management of esophageal perforations and anastomotic leaks...
  19. doi Clinicopathological factors associated with clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection for colorectal epithelial neoplasms
    H Isomoto
    Department of Endoscopy, Nagasaki University Hospital, Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
    Endoscopy 41:679-83. 2009
    ..We sought to unravel the clinicopathological factors associated with the clinical outcomes of ESD for colorectal epithelial neoplasms in a large series...
  20. ncbi Endoscopic clips for closing esophageal perforations: case report and pooled analysis
    Mohammed A Qadeer
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:605-11. 2007
    ..Acute and chronic esophageal perforations have traditionally been treated with surgery or a conservative approach. Recently, endoscopic repair has been reported in some case reports...
  21. ncbi Accuracy of endoscopic optical coherence tomography in the detection of dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus: a prospective, double-blinded study
    Gerard Isenberg
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 5066, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:825-31. 2005
    ..This study evaluated the accuracy of EOCT for the diagnosis and the exclusion of dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus...
  22. pmc Comprehensive esophageal microscopy by using optical frequency-domain imaging (with video)
    Benjamin J Vakoc
    Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:898-905. 2007
    ..However, the relatively slow image-acquisition rate of the present OCT systems inhibits wide-field imaging and limits the clinical utility of OCT for diagnostic imaging in patients with Barrett's esophagus...
  23. pmc Histological precursors of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma: results from a 13 year prospective follow up study in a high risk population
    G Q Wang
    Cancer Prevention Studies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 705, Bethesda, MD 20892 8314, USA
    Gut 54:187-92. 2005
    ..Successful early detection strategies will require identification of clinically relevant precursor lesions that can be targets for screening and treatment...
  24. doi Esophageal stent placement for the treatment of spontaneous esophageal perforations
    Richard K Freeman
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:194-8. 2009
    ..Traditional therapy for spontaneous esophageal perforation has most often been urgent operative repair. This investigation summarizes the treatment of spontaneous perforations of the esophagus using an occlusive removable esophageal stent...
  25. ncbi Esophageal stent placement for the treatment of iatrogenic intrathoracic esophageal perforation
    Richard K Freeman
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:2003-7; discussion 2007-8. 2007
    ..This investigation summarizes our experiences treating iatrogenic intrathoracic perforations of the esophagus using an occlusive removable esophageal stent...
  26. ncbi Circumferential EMR and complete removal of Barrett's epithelium: a new approach to management of Barrett's esophagus containing high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia and intramucosal carcinoma
    Stefan Seewald
    Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:854-9. 2003
    ..This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of circumferential EMR by using a simple snare technique without cap...
  27. doi Candida esophagitis complicated by an esophago-airway fistula: report of a case
    Ryu Kanzaki
    Department of Surgery, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka 537 8511, Japan
    Surg Today 39:972-8. 2009
    ..Although the lung abscess resolved, the inflammation of the esophagus persisted. A fistula between the esophagus and the left main bronchus eventually formed postoperatively and the patient died due to respiratory failure...
  28. ncbi Predisposing factors and clinical symptoms in HIV-negative patients with Candida oesophagitis: are they always present?
    K Mimidis
    Department of Internal Medicine, Endoscopy Unit, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
    Int J Clin Pract 59:210-3. 2005
    ..05). Thus, CO can be discovered in patients without apparent predisposing risk factors and clinical symptoms. Further studies are needed to elucidate the mechanisms of transition from colonisation to infection...
  29. ncbi Risk factors for esophageal candidiasis
    A Chocarro Martinez
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Virgen de la Concha, Zamora, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 19:96-100. 2000
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that treatment with omeprazole favors the development of esophageal candidiasis...
  30. ncbi Oesophagitis is common in patients with achalasia after pneumatic dilatation
    I Leeuwenburgh
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1197-203. 2006
    ..Treatment aims at lowering of the lower oesophageal sphincter pressure, enhancing the risk of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Nevertheless, the incidence of oesophagitis after achalasia treatment is unknown...
  31. ncbi Value of lateral neck radiography for ingested foreign bodies using the likelihood ratio
    Iuan Sheng Wu
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:292-6. 2008
    ..To determine the diagnostic accuracy of lateral neck radiography and its value in related radiographic findings in the detection of foreign bodies using the likelihood ratio...
  32. ncbi The role of transnasal esophagoscopy in head and neck oncology
    Gregory N Postma
    Center for Voice Disorders of Wake Forest University, Department of Otolaryngology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1034, USA
    Laryngoscope 112:2242-3. 2002
    To review the current role of transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) in all aspects of head and neck cancer patient treatment.
  33. ncbi Histologic results of EMR for esophageal lesions diagnosed as high-grade intraepithelial squamous neoplasia by endoscopic biopsy
    Yuichi Shimizu
    Division of Endoscopy, Hokkaido University Hospital, Kitaku, Sapporo, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:16-21. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform EMR for such lesions and to determine the actual tumor stage in patients with complete resection and the outcomes after EMR...
  34. doi Recent advancement of observing living cells in the esophagus using CM double staining: endocytoscopic atypia classification
    H Minami
    Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Chigasaki Chuo, Tsuzuki, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Dis Esophagus 25:235-41. 2012
    ..The development of ECS has opened the door to in vivo cellular imaging, enabling endoscopic diagnosis of tissue cytological atypia during routine endoscopic examination...
  35. doi Lugol-voiding lesions are an important risk factor for a second primary squamous cell carcinoma in patients with esosphageal cancer or head and neck cancer
    Keisuke Hori
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:858-66. 2011
    ..We undertook a cross-sectional and retrospective cohort study to assess the risk for second primary carcinomas according to the severity of LVLs, on the basis of their number and size...
  36. ncbi Narrow-band imaging in the diagnosis of early esophageal cancer and precancerous lesions
    Liu Ye Huang
    Department of Gastroenterology, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital Affiliated to Medical College of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong 264000, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 122:776-80. 2009
    ..Narrow-band imaging (NBI) can enhance the contrast of the mucous membrane of the esophagus without staining. This study aimed to explore the value of NBI in the diagnosis of early esophageal cancer and precancerous lesions...
  37. doi Photodynamic therapy for large superficial squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus
    Toshiaki Tanaka
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:1-6. 2011
    ..Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been found to be safe and effective in patients with small early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). However, its efficacy for widespread superficial SCC has not yet been confirmed...
  38. ncbi Clinical trials evaluating endoscopic GERD treatments: is it time for a moratorium on the clinical use of these procedures?
    Walter J Hogan
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:437-9. 2006
    ..The efficacy durability and safety of these devices in treating GERD patients is in question. A moratorium on the continued use of the procedures in clinical practice seems appropriate at this time...
  39. ncbi What parameters are relevant for the histological diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease without Barrett's mucosa?
    M Vieth
    Institute of Pathology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Dig Dis 22:196-201. 2004
    ..The aim of the present analysis was to relate histological changes of the esophageal squamous epithelium to different severities of GERD...
  40. ncbi Endoscopic treatment of thoracic esophageal anastomotic leaks by using silicone-covered, self-expanding polyester stents
    Daniel Schubert
    Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:891-6. 2005
    ..The successful treatment of esophageal anastomotic insufficiencies and perforations when using covered, self-expanding metallic stents is described...
  41. ncbi Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: endoscopic aspects
    Julius Spicak
    Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
    Dig Dis 25:183-7. 2007
    ..According to current practice, use of endoscopic methods is justifiable only as part of clinical trials. Many aspects, including commercial ones, will influence future developments in this area, which are difficult to predict...
  42. ncbi A randomized prospective trial comparing unsedated esophagoscopy via transnasal and transoral routes using a 4-mm video endoscope with conventional endoscopy with sedation
    P N Thota
    Center for Endoscopy and Pancreaticobiliary Disease, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Endoscopy 37:559-65. 2005
    ..A prototype 4-mm-diameter video esophagoscope is available. Our aims were to compare unsedated esophagoscopy using this 4-mm esophagoscope with conventional sedated endoscopy with regard to diagnostic accuracy and ..
  43. doi Minimally invasive measurement of esophageal variceal pressure and wall tension (with video)
    Anil K Vegesna
    Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:407-13. 2009
    ..There is no simple method to measure intravariceal pressure in patients with esophageal varices...
  44. ncbi Postoperative esophageal leak management with the Polyflex esophageal stent
    Richard K Freeman
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:333-8. 2007
    ..This investigation reviews our experience treating postoperative esophageal leaks with the Polyflex esophageal stent (Boston Scientific, Natick, Mass)...
  45. pmc Effect of the GABA(B) agonist baclofen in patients with symptoms and duodeno-gastro-oesophageal reflux refractory to proton pump inhibitors
    G H Koek
    Center for Gastroenterological Research, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Gut 52:1397-402. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi Balloon-based, circumferential, endoscopic radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus: 1-year follow-up of 100 patients
    Virender K Sharma
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:185-95. 2007
    ..To assess the dose-response, safety, and efficacy of circumferential endoscopic ablation of Barrett's esophagus (BE) by using an endoscopic balloon-based ablation device (HALO360 System)...
  47. doi Stent-in-stent technique for removal of embedded esophageal self-expanding metal stents
    M M C Hirdes
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:286-93. 2011
    ..Our aim is to report the results of removal of embedded, partially covered SEMSs by induction of pressure necrosis using the stent-in-stent technique...
  48. ncbi Esophageal foreign bodies in the pediatric population: our first 500 cases
    Danny C Little
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:914-8. 2006
    ..Historically, rigid esophagoscopy with extraction of the foreign body has been the recommended treatment...
  49. doi Endoscopic vacuum sponge therapy for esophageal defects
    Gunnar Loske
    Department for General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg gGmbH, Alfredstrasse 9, 22087, Hamburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 24:2531-5. 2010
    ..For anastomotic insufficiency in the rectum, endoscopic vacuum therapy has already been used successfully. The authors used vacuum therapy for anastomotic defects and other lesions of the esophagus...
  50. doi Esophagogastroduodenoscopy-associated gastrointestinal perforations: a single-center experience
    Amit Merchea
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Surgery 148:876-80; discussion 881-2. 2010
    ..Our aim was to define the risk of perforation associated with EGD and identify patients who required operative intervention...
  51. doi Repair of esophageal perforation due to anterior cervical spine instrumentation
    Ryan L Kau
    Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:739-42. 2010
    ..Postoperatively, both patients had no evidence of persistent perforation and had resolution of preoperative symptoms...
  52. ncbi Management of esophageal perforations: the value of aggressive surgical treatment
    J David Richardson
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Am J Surg 190:161-5. 2005
    ..The treatment of esophageal perforation remains controversial, particularly in terms of the type of operative therapy. This report analyzed results of an aggressive treatment protocol...
  53. ncbi Aetiology, treatment and mortality after oesophageal perforation in Denmark
    Philip Ryom
    Thoracic Surgery Department, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dan Med Bull 58:A4267. 2011
    ..The causes are numerous. Treatment for oesophageal perforation targets mediastinal and pleural contamination. Present knowledge about the causes of perforation and the types of treatment is poor...
  54. ncbi Herpes simplex virus esophagitis in immunocompetent children
    Fernanda Rodrigues
    Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra, Portugal
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 39:560-3. 2004
    ..To review clinical, laboratory, endoscopic and histologic features, treatment and outcome of immunocompetent children with Herpes simplex virus esophagitis...
  55. doi Current management of esophageal perforation: 20 years experience
    A Eroglu
    Ataturk University, Medical Faculty, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey
    Dis Esophagus 22:374-80. 2009
    ..We suggest that minimally invasive techniques for the repair of esophageal perforations will be very important in the future treatment of this condition...
  56. ncbi Patient tolerance and acceptance of unsedated ultrathin esophagoscopy
    Ashley L Faulx
    Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:620-3. 2002
    ..Unsedated endoscopy has not gained wide acceptance in the United States. Factors that may predict tolerance and acceptance of unsedated endoscopy are ill defined...
  57. doi Predictors of postoperative stricture after esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial squamous cell neoplasms
    S Ono
    Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Endoscopy 41:661-5. 2009
    ..Although endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is becoming accepted as an established treatment for superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms, the risks for developing postoperative stricture have not been elucidated...
  58. doi Flexible esophagoscopy as a diagnostic tool for traumatic esophageal injuries
    Vitor Arantes
    Endoscopy Unit, Emergency Hospital João XXIII, FHEMIG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    J Trauma 66:1677-82. 2009
    ..This study aimed to assess the yield and clinical utility of flexible esophagoscopy (FE) in the diagnosis of traumatic esophageal injuries.
  59. ncbi Updated guidelines for the diagnosis, surveillance, and therapy of Barrett's esophagus
    Richard E Sampliner
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson 85723, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1888-95. 2002
  60. ncbi Clinical manifestations and complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    P Malfertheiner
    Clinic for Gastroenterology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, D 39210 Magdeburg, Germany
    Int J Clin Pract 59:346-55. 2005
    ..This paper addresses the symptoms, diseases and complications in which the abnormal reflux of gastric content to the oesophagus and adjacent organ systems is believed to be a frequent contributory factor...
  61. ncbi En bloc resection of a large semicircular esophageal cancer by endoscopic submucosal dissection
    Mitsuhiro Fujishiro
    Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:237-41. 2006
    ..Six months after ESD, mild stenosis remained, but dilation was no longer needed, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy with chromoendoscopy and biopsy revealed no residual or recurrent cancer...
  62. doi Esophageal perforation: surgical, endoscopic and medical management strategies
    Boris Sepesi
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 26:379-83. 2010
    ..The relative rarity and unpredictability of esophageal perforation has precluded a randomized or multiinstitutional study of this condition. Practice standards are based primarily on retrospective reviews and expert opinions...
  63. ncbi Stent implantation as a treatment option in patients with thoracic anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy
    Werner K H Kauer
    Department of Surgery SALK, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg, Mullner Hauptstr 48, A 5020, Salzburg, Austria
    Surg Endosc 22:50-3. 2008
    ..In patients with esophagectomy and gastric pull up for esophageal carcinoma anastomotic leaks are a well-known complication and a major cause of morbidity and mortality...
  64. ncbi Five- to eight-year outcome of the first laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications
    T Bammer
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 5:42-8. 2001
    ..These results are at least as good as those achieved with open fundoplication and prove the long-term worth of this procedure...
  65. ncbi Endoscopic appraisal of the gastroesophageal valve after antireflux surgery
    Blair A Jobe
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:233-43. 2004
    ..The purpose of this report is to characterize the gastroesophageal valve appearance unique to each type of antireflux procedure and to introduce an endoscopic lexicon by which to describe this anatomic region...
  66. doi Current concepts in the management of esophageal perforations: a twenty-seven year Canadian experience
    Pankaj Bhatia
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:209-15. 2011
    ..Perforation of the esophagus remains a challenging clinical problem...
  67. doi Successful treatment of severe refractory anastomotic stricture in an infant after esophageal atresia repair by endoscopic balloon dilation combined with systemic administration of dexamethasone
    Tomoro Hishiki
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba, 260 8677, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 25:531-3. 2009
    ..Balloon dilation in combination with systemic dexamethasone administration may be an effective treatment that could substitute invasive techniques including surgical manipulation for severe refractory strictures...
  68. doi Pediatric caustic ingestion: 50 consecutive cases and a review of the literature
    F Riffat
    Department of Otolaryngology, Children s Hospital Westmead, Westmead NSW, Australia
    Dis Esophagus 22:89-94. 2009
    ..retrospective case note review of all admissions to the otolaryngology unit with caustic injury that underwent esophagoscopy to the Children's Hospital Westmead between 1990 and 2007...
  69. ncbi Management of esophageal foreign bodies: a retrospective review of 400 cases
    Kalliopi Athanassiadi
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Nikea, Piraeus, Greece
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:653-6. 2002
    ..A retrospective study was conducted in 400 patients with esophageal foreign bodies (EFB) to assess characteristics of EFB and methods of treatment...
  70. pmc Risk factors for oesophageal squamous dysplasia in adult inhabitants of a high risk region of China
    W Q Wei
    Cancer Prevention Studies Branch, 6116 Executive Blvd, Rm 705, Bethesda, MD 20892 8314, USA
    Gut 54:759-63. 2005
    ..Subjects and..
  71. ncbi Endoscopic survey of esophageal cancer in a high-risk area of China
    Xu jing Lu
    Hebei Cancer Institute, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050011, Hebei Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:2931-5. 2004
    ..To characterize the histological types of esophageal and cardiac mucosa by endoscopic survey of a population in a high-risk area of esophageal cancer of China...
  72. ncbi Impact of a self-expanding, plastic esophageal stent on various esophageal stenoses, fistulas, and leakages: a single-center experience in 39 patients
    Klaus Radecke
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Duisberg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:812-8. 2005
    ..The majority of placements were difficult to treat situations, i.e., proximal or extremely proximal stent release or emergency cases in the intensive care unit...
  73. pmc Long-term survival following endoscopic and surgical treatment of high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Ganapathy A Prasad
    Barrett s Esophagus Unit, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Gastroenterology 132:1226-33. 2007
    ..Critical information regarding overall survival of patients followed up long-term after these therapies is lacking. Our aim was to compare the long-term survival of patients treated with PDT with patients treated with esophagectomy...
  74. ncbi Transnasal esophagoscopy: revisited (over 700 consecutive cases)
    Gregory N Postma
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders of Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1034, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:321-3. 2005
    High-resolution transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) allows comprehensive, in-office examination of the esophagus without sedation.
  75. ncbi Surgical treatment of esophageal high-grade dysplasia
    Michael F Reed
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1110-5; discussion 1110-5. 2005
    ..While surgery is recommended for resectable invasive adenocarcinoma, a number of treatment modalities are advocated for HGD. The purpose of this study is to determine the outcomes after surgery for HGD...
  76. ncbi Normalization of oesophageal pH does not guarantee control of duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux in Barrett's oesophagus
    J A Todd
    Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:969-75. 2005
    ..Proton-pump inhibitors are effective at preventing the acid component of gastro-oesophageal refluxate from entering the oesophagus. It is not clear whether proton-pump inhibitors prevent duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux...
  77. ncbi Ablation of nonneoplastic Barrett's mucosa using argon plasma coagulation with concomitant esomeprazole therapy (APBANEX): a prospective multicenter evaluation
    Hendrik Manner
    Department of Internal Medicine II, HSK Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1762-9. 2006
    ..Complete reversal of Barrett's epithelium (BE) achieved by treatment with argon plasma coagulation (APC) is variable. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of high-power APC in a multicenter trial...
  78. pmc Barrett's esophagus--Who, how, how often and what to do with dysplasia?
    Lawrence C Hookey
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 20:463-6. 2006
  79. pmc A randomised controlled trial of ablation of Barrett's oesophagus with multipolar electrocoagulation versus argon plasma coagulation in combination with acid suppression: long term results
    P Sharma
    University of Kansas School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kansas City, MO 64128 2295, USA
    Gut 55:1233-9. 2006
    ..Many modalities have been used to ablate Barrett's oesophagus (BO). However, long term results and comparative effectiveness are unknown...
  80. ncbi Oesophagectomy remains the gold standard for treatment of high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus
    Vijay Sujendran
    Department of Upper GI Surgery and Pathology, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:763-6. 2005
    ..To re-examine the role of oesophagectomy we looked at the incidence of invasive cancer in patients undergoing resection for HGD and their subsequent outcome...
  81. ncbi Photodynamic therapy with m-tetrahydroxyphenyl chlorin for high-grade dysplasia and early cancer in Barrett's columnar lined esophagus
    Laurence B Lovat
    National Medical Laser Centre, Department of Surgery, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:617-23. 2005
    ..Photodynamic therapy with the powerful photosensitizer m-tetrahydroxyphenyl chlorin may be a nonsurgical therapeutic option...
  82. ncbi The long-term efficacy of pneumatic dilatation and Heller myotomy for the treatment of achalasia
    Marcelo F Vela
    Department of Gastroenterology, Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleaveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:580-7. 2006
    ..This study compares long-term outcome of PD (single dilatation and graded approach) and laparoscopic HM and identifies risk factors for treatment failure...
  83. ncbi Endoscopic ablation of dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus comparing argon plasma coagulation and photodynamic therapy: a randomized prospective trial assessing efficacy and cost-effectiveness
    Krish Ragunath
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Scand J Gastroenterol 40:750-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of two promising techniques, argon plasma coagulation (APC) and photodynamic therapy (PDT), in the ablation of dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus...
  84. ncbi Endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus in patients with fundoplications
    N Hubbard
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48202 2689, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:625-8. 2007
    ..This report is presents an early experience of the effects of endoluminal ablation on the reflux symptoms and completeness of ablation in post-fundoplication patients...
  85. ncbi Recent developments in the pathophysiology and therapy of gastroesophageal reflux disease and nonerosive reflux disease
    Jan Tack
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 21:454-60. 2005
    ..This review summarizes recent progress in our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease...
  86. ncbi Poor results of 5-aminolevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy for residual high-grade dysplasia and early cancer in barrett esophagus after endoscopic resection
    F Peters
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Endoscopy 37:418-24. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of residual high-grade dysplasia or early cancer (HGD/EC) after endoscopic resection in Barrett esophagus...
  87. ncbi Primary care physician attitudes toward endoscopic screening for GERD symptoms and unsedated esophagoscopy
    Vikram Boolchand
    Department of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:228-33. 2006
    ..Unsedated esophagoscopy (UE) is a less costly alternative to standard EGD for identifying BE...
  88. ncbi Endoscopic ablation of Barrett's oesophagus: a randomized-controlled trial of photodynamic therapy vs. argon plasma coagulation
    C J Kelty
    Academic Surgical Oncology Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:1289-96. 2004
    ..5-Aminlevulinic acid-induced photodynamic therapy and argon plasma coagulation have been shown to be effective for ablating Barrett's oesophagus, but a comparative trial of these two modalities has not been reported...
  89. doi Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus: short-term results
    Shady M Eldaif
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:405-10; discussion 410-1. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the early results of a balloon-based catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) system in patients with medically refractory reflux symptoms and biopsy-proven BE...
  90. pmc 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy versus argon plasma coagulation for ablation of Barrett's oesophagus: a randomised trial
    M Hage
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gut 53:785-90. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare 5-aminolevulinic acid induced photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) with argon plasma coagulation (APC) with respect to complete reversal of BO...
  91. ncbi High-energy laser therapy of Barrett's esophagus: preliminary results
    Lorenzo Norberto
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, Clinica Chirurgica Generale I, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    World J Surg 28:350-4. 2004
    ..Further studies are necessary to quantify its effect on cancer incidence...
  92. ncbi Argon plasma coagulation in the treatment of Barrett's high-grade dysplasia and in situ adenocarcinoma
    J L Van Laethem
    Dept of Gastroenterology, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Endoscopy 33:257-61. 2001
    ..We report our initial experience in the application of APC in this indication...
  93. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of aspirin chemoprevention for Barrett's esophagus
    Chin Hur
    Gastrointestinal Unit and The Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:316-25. 2004
    ..We used a modeling approach to determine and compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of aspirin with and without endoscopic surveillance to prevent esophageal adenocarcinoma...
  94. doi Circumferential ablation of Barrett's esophagus that contains high-grade dysplasia: a U.S. Multicenter Registry
    Robert A Ganz
    Minnesota Gastroenterology, Plymouth, Minnesota 55446, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:35-40. 2008
    ..The management strategies for Barrett's esophagus (BE) that contains high-grade dysplasia (HGD) include intensive endoscopic surveillance, photodynamic therapy, thermal ablation, EMR, and esophagectomy...
  95. ncbi Eradication of dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus using photodynamic therapy: long-term follow-up
    R Ackroyd
    Department of Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
    Endoscopy 35:496-501. 2003
    ..We present the results of long-term follow-up of its efficacy in patients with dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus...
  96. doi Eradication of Barrett esophagus with early neoplasia by radiofrequency ablation, with or without endoscopic resection
    Roos E Pouw
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1627-36; discussion 1636-7. 2008
    ..The aim was to report the combined results of two published and two ongoing studies on radiofrequency ablation of BE with early neoplasia, as presented at SSAT presidential plenary session DDW 2008...
  97. ncbi Predictors of recurrent specialized intestinal metaplasia after complete laser ablation
    Robert S Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1945-51. 2003
    ....
  98. doi Endoscopic ablation of Barrett's esophagus: a multicenter study with 2.5-year follow-up
    David E Fleischer
    Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:867-76. 2008
    ..Various endoscopic therapies have been used to eradicate BE. Recently circumferential radiofrequency ablation has been used with encouraging short-term results...
  99. ncbi Outcomes of dysplasia arising in Barrett's esophagus: a dynamic view
    Renato Romagnoli
    Upper G I Surgery Unit, Louvain Medical School, Brussels, Belgium
    J Am Coll Surg 197:365-71. 2003
    ..The management of dysplasia arising in Barrett's esophagus is controversial...
  100. ncbi Low reproducibility of 2 x 24-hour continuous esophageal pH monitoring in infants and children: a limiting factor for interventional studies
    Rasmus Gaardskaer Nielsen
    Pediatric Department, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark
    Dig Dis Sci 48:1495-502. 2003
    ..The day-to-day variability limits the use of simultaneous pH monitoring and dietary challenges as a procedure to identify a possible causative relation between GERD and dietary allergy/intolerance...
  101. doi Endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus: initial results and lessons learned
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 2689, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2175-80. 2009
    ..This study reports the experience of a single surgeon using an endoscopic endoluminal device that delivers radiofrequency energy (the BARRx device) to ablate Barrett's esophagus...

Research Grants79

  1. Epithelial-Refluxate Interactions in Barrett's Esophagus
    George Triadafilopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Overall, our study seeks to define the molecular signals that play a role in developing metaplasia and that regulate the acid- and bile-mediated responses in the esophagus. ..
  2. Epidemiologic Case-control Study of Barrett's Esophagus
    Nicholas Shaheen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, by comparing subjects with Barrett's to controls with reflux, and controlling for severs of reflux, the impact of a Barrett's diagnosis on quality of life and psychological stress may be seen. ..
  3. The Perception of Cancer Risk in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus
    Nicholas Shaheen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The resultant study application will assess health-related quality of life, health-related anxiety and healthcare utilization as outcomes. ..
  4. Obesity, H pylori and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Subsequently, in a case-control study, all newly diagnosed BE and randomly selected controls will be examined for the volume and activity of visceral obesity (CT scan and serum adipocytokines). ..
  5. Obesity, H pylori and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Subsequently, in a case-control study, all newly diagnosed BE and randomly selected controls will be examined for the volume and activity of visceral obesity (CT scan and serum adipocytokines). ..
  6. Gene Expression in Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We present preliminary data on microarray and RT-PCRanalyses on 5 patients with BE that suggest an overactive Wnt pathway: we have also assembled the essential components of a successful study using microarrays. ..
  7. Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma among HCV-infected Veterans
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Evaluating the extent and patterns of HCC surveillance is crucial in understanding diffusion (and obstacles) of this practice and in designing interventions to improve the implementation of HCC surveillance. ..
  8. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Digestive and Liver Diseases: A Mentoring Program
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..pylori infection on BE tissue COX-2 expression. ..
  9. Obesity, H pylori and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem B El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subsequently, in a case-control study, all newly diagnosed BE and randomly selected controls will be examined for the volume and activity of visceral obesity (CT scan and serum adipocytokines). ..
  10. Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma among HCV-infected Veterans
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Evaluating the extent and patterns of HCC surveillance is crucial in understanding diffusion (and obstacles) of this practice and in designing interventions to improve the implementation of HCC surveillance. ..
  11. Endoscopic Therapy of Early Cancer in Barretts Esophagus
    Kenneth Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques developed in this study can be applied to other gastrointestinal tumors. ..
  12. Biomarkers in Phototherapy of Barrett's Esophagus
    Kenneth Wang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These observations can be extended to other forms of ablative therapy in future studies. ..
  13. Novel Method of Surveillance in Barrett's Esophagus
    Kenneth Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This is an innovative method by which a physician can diagnose hidden areas of cancer within patients who are at a high risk of developing esophageal cancer. ..
  14. Biomarkers in Phototherapy of Barrett's Esophagus
    Kenneth K Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These studies will provide an improved understanding regarding the response of Barrett's esophagus to ablation therapy. ..
  15. A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR SCREENING BARRETT'S ESOSPHAGUS
    Kenneth Wang; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The development of a screening device for Barrett's esophagus that could be operated by paramedical personnel would enable large-scale low cost screening to identify patients at risk for esophageal cancer. ..
  16. Endoscopic Therapy of Early Cancer in Barretts Esophagus
    Kenneth Wang; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques developed in this study can be applied to other gastrointestinal tumors. ..
  17. Epidemiology and Incidence of Barrett's Esophagus
    DOUGLAS ALLEN CORLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed study explores how hormones associated with body fat may change the way the body heals after an injury, and increase the risk of cells developing precancerous changes. ..
  18. Epidemiology and Incidence of Barrett's Esophagus
    Douglas Corley; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study explores how hormones associated with body fat may change the way the body heals after an injury, and increase the risk of cells developing precancerous changes. ..
  19. Epidemiology and Incidence of Barrett's Esophagus
    Douglas Corley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  20. ETIOLOGIES/SURVEILLANCE OF BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS
    Douglas Corley; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. Anatomic and Mechanical Variables of the EGJ in GERD
    John Pandolfino; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These changes will improve diagnostic accuracy of pH monitoring and also help determine the relationship between anatomical and mechanical variants and acid reflux. ..
  22. The mechanics of symptom generation in dysphagia
    John E Pandolfino; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This proposal will utilize new analysis techniques to understand the cause of symptoms and determine what can be done to improve esophageal function so that symptoms can be reduced. ..
  23. The mechanics of symptom generation in dysphagia
    John Pandolfino; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This proposal will utilize new analysis techniques to understand the cause of symptoms and determine what can be done to improve esophageal function so that symptoms can be reduced. ..
  24. Dectection of occult mediastinal lymph node mestastases
    Michael Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In the R33 component of the grant application these criteria will be prospectively evaluated and correlated with clinical outcome in a second, larger cohort of patients. ..
  25. Randomized Trial of EUS Neurolysis in Pancreas Cancer
    Michael Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The primary outcome will be a reduction in pain at 1 month. Secondary outcomes will include the durability of pain control, quality of life, narcotic use and narcotic side effects. ..
  26. THE ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
    Peter Kahrilas; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. THE ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
    Peter Kahrilas; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A future direction for this research group will be to devise and test a "corrective intervention" based on those physiological objectives. ..
  28. GASTROENTEROLOGY
    Dennis Jensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Continued support is needed to maintain the quality and productivity of this program which is training future academicians in digestive diseases. ..
  29. THE ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
    Peter James Kahrilas; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A future direction for this research group will be to devise and test a "corrective intervention" based on those physiological objectives. ..
  30. Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
    Brian C Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These questions are especially relevant given our nation's current obesity epidemic. ..
  31. Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
    Brian Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..M. Michael Wolfe, well-established investigators in health-services research. At the completion on the project, the candidate will have gained the experience to become an independent researcher in clinical epidemiology. ..
  32. UGI Hemorrhage and Barrett's Epithelium
    Dennis Jensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This award will continue to enhance the applicant's research productivity and provide skilled mentoring for young investigators, so they can become independent patient-oriented investigators in digestive diseases. ..
  33. The Epidemiology of Adipokines in Barrett's Esophagus
    Joel Rubenstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If so, measurement of these substances may be useful in a screening program. ..
  34. EOSINOPHIL PROTEINS AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE
    Glenn Furuta; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..EDGP stimulated epithelial cell chloride ion secretion and 3. EDGP stimulated neutrophil infiltration, changes in vascular permeability and fluid secretion in vivo. ..
  35. THE ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
    Peter Kahrilas; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A future direction for this research group will be to devise and test a "corrective intervention" based on those physiological objectives. ..
  36. Role of eosinophils in intestinal epithelial dysfunction
    Glenn Furuta; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Long-term goals of these studies are the identification of specific diagnostic tests for EOGs and the development of novel eosinophil specific treatments. ..
  37. Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Research Symposium
    Glenn Furuta; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....